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Dell bug throttling notebook CPUs to less than 50%?

updated 05:05 pm EST, Tue December 1, 2009

Dell notebook problem halves CPU performance

Owners of Dell Latitude E6500 and E6400 notebooks are complaining of a problem on online forum boards that cause their 2.2GHz Intel CPUs to perform at just 1GHz. The problem is said to be triggered by any task that requires the CPU to perform intensively, including playing videos.

One disgruntled owner even went on to write and publish a 59-page report (PDF) on the issue titled "Throttlegate" after being banned from the official Dell forums for discussing the problem. Administrators of the forum said this was done for revealing "non-public information."

Dell has not responded to the issue, though many owners are expecting a recall of the faulty notebook PCs. [via Slashdot]



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  1. lolcat789

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    More junk

    You don't hear AMD based machines having these problems.

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