So I got a laptop and it had some pirated Windows XP on it. I went ahead and installed Windows 7 Ultimate on the laptop and now the CPU which is supposed to run @ 2.00GHZ is only showing 1.00GHZ. Here's what I mean: http://imgur.com/hi2PI
The laptop in question is a Dell Latitude D620
Intel Core Duo T2500 (supposed to run @ 2.00 GHZ)
1GB DDR2 RAM
Nvidia Quadro NVS 100m (Piece of crap)
When it was in XP, the CPU was running fine.
I can't tell if has a performance difference because the previous OS had viruses.
Yeah, I already thought of this. I fired up Firefox and streamed a video, I played Minecraft for quite a bit and played some Battlefield 2 but its still the same. Its not going past the 1GHZ. I monitored it every single minute while I was playing but it was still the same. Idle or full load, its the same
How are the temps? It is strange to get stuck like that. AMD chips can get stuck full or min without the cool'n'quiet driver on older chips(and the setting called min power management on XP). but as far as i knew Intel always worked with windows own power management options(even under XP).