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Windows 7: Problem with my processor?

29 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Rhapsody, have you ever over heated a laptop to the point it shuts down??? Its never the same even after a reformat.

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30 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate

Virus/Malware would not slow down the processing speed, just whats available to the user. The frequency would be the same. I am an MCP A+ hardware tech, and food for thought, sometimes a bios flash is whats required if some of the other system hardware had updates recently

Or better yet, sometimes it could slow after a flash update because the system gets reset back to zero. Hence if there was overclocking previously, there would not be after the flash update.

Most common problem I see at my doorstep is people just installing everything that they see (which you were right aboutRhapsodyOfFire) malware, viruses, updates that are wrong.

Malware usually stops you from scanning your system, or stops the internet from working properly, and have never seen a processor SLOW DOWN in frequency from malware.

xenodude managed to run a system benchmark to get a system rating number.

My suggestion, its a good laptop, take it in to a reputable computer shop where they can test the ram physically, and maybe have the case cracked open to check out the state of the fan/processor/heatsink.
If the fan was starting to get loud it was either working hard or on its way out.

This may sound silly too, but when the case is open you may find that the fan and heatsink are not so clean as you think. Many look really clean, but are clogged with dust, and laptop need very little help with overheating.

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31 Jan 2011   #13

32 bit Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Rhapsody, have you ever over heated a laptop to the point it shuts down??? Its never the same even after a reformat.
I did and it sometimes gives a BSOD or just freezes. AMD doesn't have the option to shutdown which is a - right there :).

I didn't understand at the first reading the cpu frequency is lowered. I tough it was a speed/resource issue but not Mhz. So it is not a malware. I also suggest flashing or at least reseting the Bios which could also help.
I had recently a notebook which reported 2800+ working at 800 mhz... I flashed it and it showed 1.5 Ghz which was the right speed and it was a bug in BIOS/Windows Xp.
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