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Processor Speed decreases

I notice that my PCG FR130 was running too slow in all operations that i do. Then I noticed that the processor speed deacresed to 512Mhz then it went to 235MHZ (the orginal speed is 1.67 GHz). I was thinking to flash the BIOS since it might be virus but I am hesitating that there might be other solutions please help.. thanks

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I think you cpu may have speed stepping technology
this you can read up online but what is does is regulate the speed of the cpu for smooth running. this can be disable in most bios so there may be no need to flash the bios. however iive never seen it bring a cpu speed that low 235mhz. overall you may just need to increase RAM memory. if you can you could also clean out the heat sink.

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Can i upgrade the speed


Yes.

This is why people (Gamers usually), use harddrives that have a spindle speed of 10,000, or 15,000RPM.
Also why people use SSD harddrives. (Solid State Drive)

(Problem is those harddrives have a small storage capacity, in relation to harddrives that spin at a slower spindle speed.

One example; 1TB harddrive that has a spindle speed of 7,200RPM, compared to 10,000RPM harddrive with only 150GB )

To really improve the performance past that Bob, make sure you have the Ram Memory maxed out.

If the laptop for example, has 1GB of ram memory, and will support up to 4GB; this is the way to go.

Also, let's say the laptop uses DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz.
(PC2-5300 that is SO-DIMM)

But can support DDR2 Sdram at 800MegaHertz.
(PC2-6400 that is SO-DIMM)

It is BETTER to have MORE ram memory, than it is to have faster ram memory.

The first memory area for the Processor is the Cache.
(L1, and L2. Newer processors? L3)

This is a small memory area for the Processor.
Operates at same frequency rate ('Speed') as the Processor does.
Therefore it is the first memory area the Processor accesses.

Next in line is the Ram Memory.
Ram Memory typically operates at HALF, of the Processor's FSB.
(Front Side Bus)

Do not have enough ram memory? Then a small memory area is created on the harddrive. VIRTUAL memory.

Virtual memory is typically 1-1/2 times the ram memory.

More ram memory, faster computer.

Next memory area is the harddrive.
IDE (PATA) and SATA harddrives are mechanical.

As such they are way slow, in comparison to the frequency rate ('Speed'), that ram memory operates at, much less the Processor's cache.

SSD harddrive? Still doesn't operate as fast.

Want to speed your computer up even more?
Delete anything off of your harddrive, that you are not using.
(NOTHING Windows, though)

Programs, and applications.
Copy off personal documents.
Personal documents being photos, videos, music, and personal documents you have created, or downloaded.

The more stuff on a harddrive, the slower the computer.
Hit 50 percent full? You start to notice.
Hit 70 percent full? You REALLY start noticing now.

Also use a registry cleaner. (I use CCleaner. It's FREE, and works as well as paid for versions, plus better than some)

Cookies, and fragmented files take up room also.
Delete a program, photo, video, music, whatever; and bits of fragmented files are left over.

The more room on a harddrive, the faster the computer.
Remember back when the computer was new?

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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2.66 ghz. is much to hot a chip for any Laptop.
The reason, I,m sure you know is the cooing factor.
With a unit that high in speed and temp., you will need a support base with a cooling fan to keep the unit at a stable temp.
I have a HP that came with a AMD Turion 1.8 ghz dual core processor and changed mine to a 2.2 ghz.
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The support base I picked up was about $30.00USD
and I still have to keep my eye on the temp.
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Hi,

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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