I just got this laptop this month after my beloved HP died, and it has basically the same specs as my old one, a 2.0 Ghz with 3GB of RAM, the only difference is it's a Compaq, which is still technically HP. So I figured it would run just like my old one. My old laptop ran windows 7 but came originally with Vista. However this one still has vista since I haven't had time to update, and someone stole my disc.
The problem: My laptop is running at 1.0GHz, on a 2.0Ghz processor. It's a laptop and it's got vista so initially I chalked up the lag to vista being awful. Then I realized it was wayy too slow. So I pulled up PCWizard and saw that I was only getting 1000.** Mhz. I checked my power settings and the CPU power settings were fine, max 100%. I figured well maybe it's just idling at that speed. So I ran a stress test and maxed my CPU out, and it still didn't rise above 1ghz, so now I have to wonder, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
Laptop: Compaq Presario CQ60-203NR
The only thing NOT default is I added 1GB of RAM to make it 3GB, I took it out of my old laptop and it's the same speed RAM. So seriously, this is disgusting. Any ideas?