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Dell Latitude D800 Processor slows down

Hi my Latitutude D800 has a Pentium M 1.7 GHz processor but it slows down and runs at 600 MHz. Please Help

PS. Am using windows vista home basic

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Re: Dell Latitude D800 Processor slows down

C-windows--temp files---delete all temp files---uninstall antivirus,,or change ram

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Re: Dell Latitude D800 Processor slows down

This is the SpeedStep technology feature of your processor. It will speed back up to 1.7 GHz when it is needed. Slowing down the processor saves battery life.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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This may be SpeedStep slowing the processor to save battery life. It speeds up when it is needed.

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