AMD Mobile Sempron running too slow

  San Alwigi 16:37 12 Sep 2008

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?

Many thanks,

San Alwigi

  provider 2 17:02 12 Sep 2008

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  San Alwigi 17:21 12 Sep 2008

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.

Thanks again!

  provider 2 17:27 12 Sep 2008


Thanks for the feedback. Basically, everything except how to win the lottery can be found on the HP site.

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