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Dell Inspiron 8500 - 9200

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July 9, 2010 3:55:49 PM

Hi All,

I have a daft question. I have a Dell inspiron 9200 with a 1.6 gig CPU, unfortunately it runs at 598 MHZ core speed. Go figure, it just happened one day. Updated the bios which reports 1.6 gig, re-installed XP and still runs at that speed.

So to my daft question. I have a Dell 8500 with a Intel Pentium 4 Mobile CPU 2.20 GHz.

Will that fit an inspiron 9200?

Thanks for your time dudes.

Chris :D 
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July 9, 2010 5:18:33 PM

The problem is most likely speed step lowering the speed when the processor is idle
July 9, 2010 6:13:52 PM

dont worry. its not actually running that slowly. if the 598mhz reading comes from the computer properties then be aware thats not a reliable measuremtn....

the pentium m 1.6ghz is better than a p4m 2.2ghz.

and no theyre not interchangable.
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