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January 1, 2011 11:02:09 AM

So, I got this Toshiba Satellite a200-1n2. It has a Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5ghz CPU. When I bought the laptop canyourunit and windows told me that my CPU was running at 3 ghz, now both tell me that it's running at 1.5 ghz... Is it a driver problem or one of my cores burnt?

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January 4, 2011 2:20:03 AM

Two cores at 1.5 Ghz does not equal 3 Ghz. It just means twice the work at the same pace.
I don't think there is any tool that adds Ghz like you described.

But CPUs do slow down to about half speed when inactive, to save energy.
January 4, 2011 3:37:19 AM

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=30786 . All the specs on your processor. It does support speed step so your frequency can and will change depending on the load. However 3Ghz would not be possible out of this CPU (at stock configuration) seeing as it does not support turbo boost (although having an auto OC to twice the speed would be pretty cool). I would however be fairly interested to know what you were looking at that seems to have added the speeds of the two cores together. analytic was right "twice the work at the same pace" is all you get.
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January 4, 2011 8:04:30 AM

Usuaaly , when the laptop is not connected to the mains and is just on it's batteries, the Processor downclocks itself to half it's speed to save power.
This could be what you are seeing, try both the things once with the laptop connected to the mains and on and then with it running just on it's battery.

Ok, from the specs of your laptop shown at the site.....
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/S...

Your processor speed is 1.5GHz... no question about it working @3Ghz.....
My guess is , as usual, CYRI which makes a zillion mistakes , is wrong as usual.....
The Windows part is a little confusing...... anyway you need to check it with the mains on and battery on setup and give us a feedback.

I'd rather you went for something like CPUZ to get the actual specs of your system.... you can try that from here.....
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
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January 7, 2011 7:46:06 AM

It shows 2 graphics cards because you have 2 display outputs , one is for the LCD and the other is the VGA/Svideo out.......
It's because they both support different resolutions and refresh rate thus the 2.... nothing to be worried about.

And the processor is fine too, it says 2 Cores and 2 threads..... clock speed is fine as the literature of your laptop states too....
I see no problem with the Laptop....

Canyourunit is wrong once again......
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