My power settings do not tell Windows 7 to cap processor performance at 25%. I've got a Dell XPS M1330, which is a fairly "old" machine in the modern market, but still performs well when Windows 7 isn't pulling this crap. I've tried resetting power settings, I've brought it in to a shop to check the CPU fan and core temperature and that all checked out, but the Resource Monitor still shows the processor being throttled to a quarter of it's potential. What else can I do?
I should mention that what I have installed is *not* the Dell-version of Windows 7. No manufacturer bloatware - it's a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64. Also, this wasn't always the case. My computer just started being slower about a month ago and I finally narrowed down the cause about a week ago.
Well, that'd undoubtedly add to the body of evidence that proves my problem, but the screen occasionally not showing the letters in real time as I type them is already pretty conclusive evidence that the Resource Monitor is not lying to me about my processor being throttled mercilessly.
FYI I have a Dell XPS 1640... and for some reason the way Dell MOBO's are made from i hear are NOTROIOUS for throttleing wither it be heat, or whatever... and this based on a lot forums I have read regarding a throttleing issue, so far I have had my heatsinks replaced twice, mobo replaced.. and now it just randomly throttles in game... and goes back to normal... I am working with dell for a FULL system replacement to a newer generation laptop which does not have throttling issues. FYI if you don't have warrenty any more.. your up the creek with out a paddle.
My power settings do not tell Windows 7 to cap processor performance at 25%.?
I hate to point this out, but might you be running SINGLE threaded apps? In that case, Windows will separate utilization over your four cores = 25% per core. I hope I'm 100% wrong about this, but I haven't seen it mentioned so far.