Need help with laptop CPU in desktop

yank918

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So the story is that I accidently bought a 2.8ghz laptop cpu in for my desktop. It works fine, but it runs at 1.6ghz. The note on my cpu is that the processor frequency is reduced to 1.6 GHz in battery-optimized mode (1.2V). I tried increasing the voltage to 1.4 on my mobo, but it remains at 1.6ghz (the multiplier in my bios is grayed out at 12x instead of the necessary 21x). Does anyone have any ideas/tricks that I can get it to run at 2.8 ghz?
 

sanchz

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What CPU is it? I thought laptops had specific sockets very different to desktop sockets...
Anyway, set your power management option to high performance or something like that (the one that is no power saving); and disable speedstep or cool n quiet in the BIOS.
 

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I'd also look for a bios update. Some laptop CPUs will run in desktop motherboards, but you'll need the proper bios ofcourse.
 

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If ther options are not available in the BIOS then there is little you can do. My advice is scrap that thing and buy a non-mobile P4.
 

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