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My laptop is lying to me.... or is HP lying?

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Jason Greenawald
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My laptop is lying to me.... or is HP lying?

Hey all!

I just got a laptop, the HP n5415, a real gem. Anyway, the box says "Duron 900 Mhz" however, good ole Windows XP's system tab says 495 Mhz. Who's lying? Or is it one of those things I need to learn... Thanks in advance, Jason
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John Bolene
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Re: My laptop is lying to me.... or is HP lying?

They are most likely both right.

AMD machines always test slower with whatever MS uses but run faster for certain instructions than a Pentium of the same speed.
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Jason Greenawald
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Re: My laptop is lying to me.... or is HP lying?

Well... I just checked it now, and now its 899 Mhz, but, it bounces around and says stuff like 494 Mhz, 650 Mhz,.... Windows will never get it right :)

Thanks!
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rhuebner
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Re: My laptop is lying to me.... or is HP lying?

Niether are lying windows is right your processor is using whats called PowerNow!??? that adjusts the speed of the processor to help prolong the life of the battery.

Find more info here.
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/SellAMDProducts/0,,30_177_3472_1353^964,00.html

Thanks,
RH.