I installed windows 2000 and was able to download PowerNow! which let me choose to run my PC in 800mhz-2000mhz mode or in full 2000mhz mode where it doesnt matter what Im doing it will be running at 2000mhz always.
But I took win2k off a few days ago, and switched to XP Pro.
According to what I have read, windows XP does this automatically in the power settings, but is it possible for my BIOS or something to not support mhz-switching changes through power settings on Windows XP?
I ask because on Win2k, when I ran in save battery mode, and I checked my hardware (with programs or on sites) it would say I have a 800mhz processor, which is fine. When I ran on full blow out mode when I checked my hardware it would say 2000mhz, but with Windows XP it doesnt matter what I choose the sites and my porgrams always say im running at 800mhz. Is it just the programs being stupid and unable to detect the clock speed?
And I know there is an AMD Dashboard program to see the CPU load, charge, and what not but when I install it, it crashed windows and I have to take it out in safe mode or go back a day on windows restore.
My specs are:
Windows XP w/ SP2 AMD™ Mobile Athlon™64 3200+ Processor Mobile ATI Radeon 9700 PRO 128MB Video 1024 MB PC2700 333MHz DDR Memory 60GB 5400RPM Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive
Well I went into by BIOS and disabled 32 bit mode and everything works now, I can see the power settings change and what not with PowerNow when I make changes in the power options of the control panel.
Weird thing is to install windows xp I had to enable 32 bit mode or it would lead me to a blue screen error and freze my PC. But now I switched back to 64 bit and everything seems fine.