Hi Guys\n\nI hope some of you who read this maybe able to help me.\n\nI have an old IBM Thinkpad R50e (bought in 2005) . It has a processor\nthat is rated to work at 1.7 gHz speed. Bus speed is 100 mHz and the\nmultiplier is supposed to be 17.\n\nUnfortunately it is stuck at 6 that gives a low speed of 600 mHz.\nUsing Intel Enhance Speed Step Control (part of Crystal CPUID) I\nchanged the multiplier to 17 and the lappy froze and I had to remove\nthe battery to close it. On re-starting it was surprisingly at 17\nwith a speed of 1.7 gHz. Worked for two hours with no problem.\n\nIn a subsequent re-start it went back to 6 again :-(\n\nIt looks as though there is some error in auto setting the multiplier.\nCould it be a BIOS problem. The BIOS on the machine is 2.06 and\nversion 2.10 is available at the Lenovo site.\n\nThe question is (1) Will upgrading the BIOS to 2.10 solve the problem?\n\nThat leads to question (2) There is no floppy drive so how do I\nupgrade the BIOS. Is there any way to upgrade using a bootable CD?\n\nAny help/suggestion will be greatly appreciated.