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Inspiron 8600 running at half speed

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by ken10254, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. ken10254

    ken10254 Guest

    Just noticed that the Dell Inspiron 8600 I have is running at half the
    normal cpu speed,which is now 600 mghz instead of 1.4 ghz. All power
    settings have been adjusted for max performance, and the intel
    speedstep has been disabled in the BIOS. It also doesn't recognize the
    a/c adapter which is the original one that came with it, and gives a
    warning at bootup. I don't know what else to look for. Is this a common
    problem with this model? Any fixes available? Any help appreciated!
    ken10254, Aug 12, 2006
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    Hari Guest

    try upgrading your bios and borrowin an ac adapter from someone else. see
    what it does.
    Hari, Aug 12, 2006
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    ken10254 Guest

    Did the BIOS upgrade as stated in the original post with no effect.
    Ordered a PA-10 a/c adapter which has more amps and will report back
    with results.
    ken10254, Aug 13, 2006
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