Processor speed/heat issues

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by A Chap, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. A Chap

    A Chap Guest

    Running XP Pro on a laptop, noticed that playing Call of Duty (in single
    pe player mode) is intermittently really laggy, even when no other
    programs are running.. Looking at System Properties (right click on My
    Computer), it is _occasionally_ reporting that the processor is just
    513MHz, despite it being 1.66GHz. Is this just a bug in XP? Are these 2
    related?

    Coincidentally one of the fans is making a strange noise, as if
    th it may have failed but I havent managed to verify this - running Speed
    Fan doesnt allow me to alter settings, but suggests the cpu isnt
    overheating. How can I determine if the fan is borked or not?
     
    A Chap, Aug 12, 2004
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  2. A Chap

    Jamco Guest

    speed fan should tell you how fast its going
     
    Jamco, Aug 12, 2004
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  3. A Chap

    PC Guest

    <quote>
    reporting that the processor is just 513MHz, despite it being 1.66GHz.
    one of the fans is making a strange noise
    </quote>

    If it is an Intel CPU it could possibly be the CPU is throttling it's speed
    back because it's getting to hot.
    (fan bearing shot causing it to 'chatter' and run slow?)

    Cheers
    Paul
     
    PC, Aug 13, 2004
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  4. A Chap

    A Chap Guest

    Thanks for the reply, it is actuallly an Athlon 2000+... The fan sounds
    like the motor is running but the actual fan is not spinning?

    As I said Speedfan doesnt really help, is there any other similar software?
     
    A Chap, Aug 13, 2004
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  5. A Chap

    PC Guest

    software?


    Can't say I familiar with 'Speedfan', is it a utility?

    As for your 'motor running but fan not spinning' comment, I think the only
    way to find out will be to hook it out and looksee.

    Cheers
    Paul.
     
    PC, Aug 14, 2004
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