My three-year-old Inspiron 9300 (running XP) has a 2 ghz processor, as shown in the setup screen and in the Control Panel/System Properties/Hardware/Device Manager/Processor listing. Running Belarc Advisor on it on Dec. 26, 2008, showed the processor running at full speed.
When the fans started running continuously and loudly, I opened the machine and cleaned out all the lint that had collected around the fans. After putting the machine back together, I decided to run the utility to restore the computer to factory settings.
In reinstalling software, I found the machine took over an hour to reinstall MS Word 2007 and 45 minutes to install a printer. So I ran Belarc again. Even though the setup screen and the device manager still list the processor as 2 ghz, Belarc now shows it running at 220 mhz.
So since the machine wasn't getting warm on the bottom, I ordered new fans and replaced them, thinking that the cpu fan not running at full speed might make the cpu slow down to protect it from heat buildup. Nothing has changed - still running at 220 mhz and the cpu is 100 percent being used most of the time. Nothing that needs much processor speed will install.
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Re: 2 ghz processor running at 220 mhz
Have you tried right clicking on the desktop (opening Display Properties), clicking on Screen Saver tab, Clicking the Power button, and setting the power schemes to Home/Office Desk? If its set on laptop it will reduce the processor speed when running on battery. I have noticed that even with it plugged in that some times it will run at half processor speed. Try that out.
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I don't know your exact CPU specs but I've taken a single core Intel M processor 2.0 GHZ from a Dell 800 laptop and put it into my wife's X1000 and have had no problems running XP SP3. My own x1000 computer reports Intel Pentium M 1600MHZ as CPU type.
the system mb doesnt support the 333mhz click speed. You need to get memory that 133 - 266 mhz's.. other than that you will need to upgrade the mb to support 333 mhz,, which sadly you cant get 1 to fit in that unit.. another thing to remember is that you cant mix two different clock speeds .. for example 133 and a 266 mhz..
1 thing you can try is to overclock the system..
1.) enter the bios (press the designated key shown on the boot screen to enter cmos or bios settings).. 2.) change the Clock speed to 333.. 3.) save and exit.. 4.) shutdown 5) insert 512mb sticks turn on and hope for the best..
Whats strange enough is that the overclocking seems to work on some and not for others,, I think it has a lot to do with the chipset and the brand.. not sure..
let me know if it works or maybe we can try something else,, I'll post again based on your reply.
You are basically limited to what was optional on the model. So you can only upgrade to one of the following cpus:
Intel Pentium M 745 (1.8-GHz) with 400-MHz front side bus (FSB) Intel Pentium M 735 (1.7-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB Intel Pentium M 725 (1.6-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB Intel Pentium M 710 TJ85 (1.4-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB; operates at a lower temperature than other processors Intel Celeron M 340 (1.5-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB Intel Celeron M 330 (1.4-GHz) with 400-MHz FSB
And you are limted to 2gb of ram max on this model.
Minimum System Requirements OS – Windows XP or Windows Vista Processor – 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster* (Vista) Memory – 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista) Video Card –256 MB** Hard Drive – 12GB Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible * Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster. ** Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Recommended System Requirements OS – Windows XP / Vista Processor – Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Memory – 2.0 GB RAM GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar
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Personally i would recommend to upgrade ram then install win 7 Regards Uttam Windows 7 requirement If you want to run Windows 7 on your
PC, here's what it takes:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit)
or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space
(32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device
with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
When we use the term INTEL we usualy relate to the motherboard and the processor. Make sure that the processor and the memory has same speed. Because when you purchase a system for example the processor speed is 667 Mhz and memory running at 533Mhz then the system will run at 533Mhz.
Check in the BIOS to see what processor is rated at (upon power-up of laptop hit F2 key to enter setup menu). Depending on what model Centrino you have, the speed rating should be at around 1.2 GHz or better. If speed checks out in the BIOS then run diagnostics on laptop to see if the motherbrd has a bottleneck issue. To do this, hold down the <FN> key and then push the power on button. Problem could be either your processor or motherbrd.