Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Processor slowing down?

Ok I got this processor 3.66ghz that when i go to system properties it says 3.66 ghz 2.66 ghz what does the second ghz mean?
Is it slowing down?
Can i fix it?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

System Properties will show you two things for CPU speed:

- the first is the CPU's 'identifier string', which is hard-coded into the CPU's microarchitecture (designed to show the CPU's optimal speed)
- the second is the speed that the CPU is actually running at

For example, on my System Properties window:

Intel Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 3.11GHz

This shows that the CPU is designed to run at 2.4GHz by default. It also shows that I am running the CPU overclocked at 3.11GHz.

For a more accurate reading, you can download CPU-Z from http://www.cpuid.com which will tell you the CPU's current clock speed, along with other useful information.

You need to check that the motherboard you're using is capable of running the CPU at 3.66GHz.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 47 Answers

On the system properties you will able to check your processor speed and your memory, it is possible that the other description is referring to your memory or Ram.

You can use other program like aida32 to check your computer spec or you can try the steps below.

To check the CPU speed, from the Start menu, select Run... , then enter msinfo32 .

You can also type DXDIAG then enter.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312104

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My NX7400 's performance dropped totally. The CPU is allways at 100%. The clock speeds is 166 MHz main and 999MHz for each core. Could it be that the cooling fan failed or should I try something else. It...


It could be a possible worm in your system using up all the system resources. They are mostly harmless, just annoying as they slow your PC down. Another thing to check is right click the Computer in the start menu or on the desktop and click properties. That will show all the info on the Pc windows version, processor speed, RAM, etc. See if the amount of RAM is lower than it should be. A chip could be bad, loose, or just too dirty to be read.

Dec 12, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

3 Answers

Computer slow and over heating


on a dektop on a laptop focus on the keyboard
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making very sure there is no MOISTURE in the airline focusing on the central processing unit CPU making sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line dust causes static to build up in a computer causing it to overheat any many other problems then
you could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which willscan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive


hope this helps

Dec 01, 2010 | Compaq Presario Fan

1 Answer

Laptop shuts down on its own constantly. Have had for two years but only used for about a year because of problems. Gateway M series AMD Turion processor 64 2 gb 2 mg 32 bit operating


If heatsink is very hot then apply thermal grease between the processor and the heatsink or you can test if it's cooling problem by cooling with an external, powerful cooler.

Sep 06, 2010 | Gateway (8008625) Cooling Fan, Heatsink...

1 Answer

Fan races slows down races again


the fan is supposed to speed up when the processor gets too hot, then slow down after it has cooled a bit. if it is running more than normal, maybe you should take the cover off the pc and clean the dust out of the cpu heatsink.

Dec 27, 2009 | Gateway (8006549) Heatsink With Fan

2 Answers

I have intel cooling fan this is doing very sound . what i do?


Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.

I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers

Take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there, Really go to town around the fan (you might want to wear eye protection)
While you are in there just check that the CPU cooler itself is not loos


If it is it will have to be re-seated.

If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem they have to be cleaned and new thermal grease put on ($2-5)

DON'T remove the CPU just the fan/cooler assembly.

You must clean both the surfaces without scraping anything off. Use isopropynol alcohol and cotton bud sticks until both surfaces are clean, you can use your finger nail to scrape harder residue if you wish but nothing else.

DON'T pour the alcohol over the CPU

Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)

Be careful about how much you put on

Here are
some basic instructions

Once you have re-assembled your cooler and re-connected it check everything is OK and power up the computer.

If everything went to plan you should now be back in business
 
Hope this gives you the information you need

Bob
Moderator

It would be very decent of you to consider the quality of our experts answers and judge them accordingly as you pass through fixYa.
Thank you

Dec 07, 2009 | Intel (8W501B1M3G) CPU Fan, CPU Cooling...

1 Answer

Loud buzzing noise......possibly the fan?


is the battery ok? have it tested, sounds like a weak battery that is failing, the battery lasts about 2 years in most laptops.

Sep 04, 2009 | Compaq Presario Fan

1 Answer

System cooling problem


Hello there,

No this is normal for a fan to speed up or slow down. It all depends on what the CPU is doing. FOr example, if its doing lots of graphics (3D gaming etc) then it gets hotter and the fan speeds up to cool it.

If your worried you can use a heat monitor to check if things are ok. You have an intel motherboard?? If so go here to download a monitor: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/active.htm

If your unsure about the motherboard (or you dont know if you already have a heat monitor) then try this one: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

I hope this helps you, and if it does let me know by rating this answer.

Dec 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

NEED CPU FAN


Try eBay, maplin, or your local computer shop.

Sep 29, 2008 | AVC / PPGA Celeron HeatSink-Fan Assy

2 Answers

Toshiba Satelite M10 cooling system not working


If you DO NOT hear the fan running, have it looked at by a professional. Your fan may have died. If you can hear the fan running, blow out the fan exhaust port in the opposite direction of normal air flow. Especially on lap tops, the heat sink cooling fins become completely clogged with dust. When this happens the processor overheats causing it to run slow and eventually shuts itself down to keep from going super nova. You should blow it out at least once or twice a year. Also, if you use your laptop on the couch or in bed, place it on a hard surface like a cutting board or something similar that will allow air to flow underneath the computer. This will also help prevent dust from the cushions or blankets and such from clogging the cooling fins on the heat sink faster than usual. Remember blow it out in the opposite direction of normal air flow. You want to blow the dust out the same passage it came in through.

Sep 15, 2008 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

1 Answer

HP Pavilion D4600Y processor fan/heatsink dying


check this link. it is for ebay web site
On ebay site the brand of the fan and model number

http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkwZavcQ20fanQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZQQ_sopZ12


Thank you
Thewho1

Jul 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

809 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98762 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14041 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...