Hello, one of my laptops (a Compaq Presario V5000) has an AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ CPU. I'm running Windows XP with 1GB RAM.
The CPU is supposed to run at a speed of 1.7mhz but when I test it (using two independent CPU online speed checkers) they both tell me that the CPU speed is only 797mhz! I have tried downloading and updating AMD drivers and BIOS, but still no improvement.
Any suggestions about what could be causing this please?
Thank you. I had searched that HP site but not using those exact terms. I changed all the power management directives on the laptop (I had been running it on mains power anyway) and BINGO, the next CPU speed test I did gave the correct / expected speed result.
Basically, the CPU was running OK, but the power saving set up made any scan give a slower result.