November 13th, 2009, 07:14 AM
Does Windows7 allow you to change Processor speed?
I was wondering if Windows7 has any inbuilt functionality to change the Processor speed! If not, then is there any other software (possible Windows7 compatible) that allows me to accomplish this.
I have a problem (previously reported here) that when the processor is running at 2000MHz the screen starts to flicker. I therefore would like to reduce the number of MHz so that it runs at a comfortable speed.
Please note that I did download the AMD driver for my processor and this just makes the processor run at its maximum speed - that is 2000MHz, while on WindowsXP without this driver the processor used to run at 800MHz.
November 14th, 2009, 02:17 AM
I think I found it. Although not directly changing the CPU MHz, what you can do is go to 'Power Options' -> 'Change Plan Settings' -> 'Change Advanced Power Settings'. Scroll down the selected list and expand the tree of 'Processor Power Management' -> 'Maximum processor state'. I set mine to 60% for both on battery and plugged in. In this way my Laptop is no longer flickering
Originally Posted by sim085
Note that you would have to do this for all the plans you have. I do not know if this option was also in XP and Vista. But sure it helps to have it here.
November 14th, 2009, 02:24 AM
Does the BIOS provide a way to throttle it down?
December 3rd, 2009, 11:25 PM
hmmmmmm i m gonna tr it forsureee
December 9th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Usually use BIOS to change the speed, nothing wrong about windows