DELL SpeedStep

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I have a C800 1GHZ, running XP Professional, latest BIOS (A33?) from
Dells Web Site

I am trying to manually slow down the CPU from 1GHZ, using both the
Power Settings in Control Panel *AND* SpeedSwitchXP

My problem is no matter what I do, SpeedSwitchXP and the Intel
Processor Frequency ID Utility always say 1GHZ... I can never reduce
it no matter, it seems to be stuck on 1GHZ

However when I have selected various options such as CPU Battery Setup
in the BIOS, and also changed the Boot speed to COMPATIBLE (from 1GHZ)
- this makes my machine really really slow - and the indicator still
shows 1GHZ!!!

How can I slow the machine down? I want to because one of the fans is
driving me crazy (ball bearings worn?) - yes I know I can use
I8kfanGUI, but I am not sure how to balance the fan protection as not
to damage my system whilst keeping it cool - I prefer just to run at a
slower speed (I only use the system for Word Processing and Web)

Thanks!
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I don't think the C800 supports speedstep.It is not the right type of chip!
    "rfc" <rfc2000@usa.net> wrote in message
    news:bt5a80tac7sfg6qhtq192be1d3rul3j995@4ax.com...
    >
    > I have a C800 1GHZ, running XP Professional, latest BIOS (A33?) from
    > Dells Web Site
    >
    > I am trying to manually slow down the CPU from 1GHZ, using both the
    > Power Settings in Control Panel *AND* SpeedSwitchXP
    >
    > My problem is no matter what I do, SpeedSwitchXP and the Intel
    > Processor Frequency ID Utility always say 1GHZ... I can never reduce
    > it no matter, it seems to be stuck on 1GHZ
    >
    > However when I have selected various options such as CPU Battery Setup
    > in the BIOS, and also changed the Boot speed to COMPATIBLE (from 1GHZ)
    > - this makes my machine really really slow - and the indicator still
    > shows 1GHZ!!!
    >
    > How can I slow the machine down? I want to because one of the fans is
    > driving me crazy (ball bearings worn?) - yes I know I can use
    > I8kfanGUI, but I am not sure how to balance the fan protection as not
    > to damage my system whilst keeping it cool - I prefer just to run at a
    > slower speed (I only use the system for Word Processing and Web)
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 16:36:59 +0400, rfc <rfc2000@usa.net> wrote:

    >
    >I have a C800 1GHZ, running XP Professional, latest BIOS (A33?) from
    >Dells Web Site
    >
    >I am trying to manually slow down the CPU from 1GHZ, using both the
    >Power Settings in Control Panel *AND* SpeedSwitchXP
    >
    >My problem is no matter what I do, SpeedSwitchXP and the Intel
    >Processor Frequency ID Utility always say 1GHZ... I can never reduce
    >it no matter, it seems to be stuck on 1GHZ
    >
    >However when I have selected various options such as CPU Battery Setup
    >in the BIOS, and also changed the Boot speed to COMPATIBLE (from 1GHZ)
    >- this makes my machine really really slow - and the indicator still
    >shows 1GHZ!!!
    >
    >How can I slow the machine down? I want to because one of the fans is
    >driving me crazy (ball bearings worn?) - yes I know I can use
    >I8kfanGUI, but I am not sure how to balance the fan protection as not
    >to damage my system whilst keeping it cool - I prefer just to run at a
    >slower speed (I only use the system for Word Processing and Web)
    >
    >Thanks!

    Sorry BIOS is: Dell Latitude C800 A23 System BIOS

    Thanks!
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    well this is the first i heard someone wanting to slow down there computer, its
    always trying to speed it up
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