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Windows 7: CPU locked at 800MHz?

23 Aug 2010   #1
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 
CPU locked at 800MHz?

I've got an HP DV6810us. It's got an Athlon TL-60 2.0GHz processor in it.

When I installed CPU-Z, it is telling me that my CPU is locked at a 4x multiplier?

It didn't have this issue with Vista, it's only after I installed Windows 7 x64 pro.

Any thought's?

I made sure that the laptop is in high perofrmance mode, and not some weird power saver thing.

Being an HP, i can't change anything in the bios.

*edit...odd. It only idles at a x4 multiplier. When under load it jumps up. Is there a way to disable that?


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23 Aug 2010   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Have you installed Cool and Quiet? That might do it. What happens when you load the CPU with CPU-Z open? Does the multiplier increase?

EDIT: Just saw your edit. There are two ways. Disable cool and quiet if it's installed, or else go to your power plan and set the min and max CPU setting to 100%

In a laptop, it isn't a bad idea to have the CPU throttle the multiplier when it's not under load. Saves a lot of heat, and the lappy will last longer.
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23 Aug 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I see you have an i7. Did you disable SpeedStep? If so, the CPU will only work at lowest possible speed. One would thank other wise, but on a laptop at least, it always sits at the lowest state possible.
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23 Aug 2010   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I think the i7 is in his desktop machine. The laptop has an Athlon in it.
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23 Aug 2010   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote:
Being an HP, i can't change anything in the bios.
unfortunately havng a locked bios will prevent you from disabling any thermal throttling option be it speed step or cool and quite. Fabe
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23 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I think the i7 is in his desktop machine. The laptop has an Athlon in it.
You are right. That is what happens when you skim something instead of reading it thoroughly. My apologies for the useless post.
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