The comp I use is an Inspiron 9200, "supposed" to have 2GHz processor, 512mb ram and the other stuff doesn't matter. I'm using windows xp home edition. Problem with my cpu is that its running at one fourth of the speed its supposed to be running at, i have this cpu info software and its telling me my cpu's speed is 598MHz. I used Ad-Aware and AVG Anti-Spyware to check my comp for virus' and they caught/saw nothing, but im still certain it's a virus or worm or trojan, or something screwing with my computer. I have 82GB of 111GB of space, so im not thinking its a worm using space or RAM because my RAM seems to be doing ok, seems to be doing all the work actually. So im wondering if there is anything i can do with REGEDIT maybe or another, better, virus scanner/remover i can try.
P.S. I do remember one of the dell techies saying there is a place where you can edit the delay time of your cpu to do tasks, usually they say to put it at 100 and its at like 100000, I'm guessing this is ms or something but i cant remember that location, if anyone is familiar with this step i have had some success with this in the past and would like to implement it. Thanks, sorry for the length but you said to make it detailed.
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It is normal but if you wish to run it at its rated speed.
Okay, try it and go to:
Control Panel, Power Options. Set your power schemes. Always On for portable/laptop
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