notebook hardware control
is a fantastic tool!
For some time I have been aware that my Dell D600 (current work computer) is designed to process instructions about 1.7GHz, but is not actually. They say this is speed step technology at its finest, but I believe at some point this thing should crank out some processing power to dig itself out of the backlog of instructions my multi-tasking, ADD computing style generates. In reality, the Dell D600 functions about .5GHZ!
Here is the solution: Go get Notebook Hardware Control immediately. Do send some money to the developers.