Dell Inspiron 1721 Laptop - Vista Home Premium - Processor incorrect

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Andrew Harris, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. I am fairly good with OSs but Vista has me bummed on this laptop:

    The unit is a Dell Inspiron 1721
    2 GB DDR2 633 memory
    160GB Hard Drive.
    AMD Turion x2 2.2GHZ processor. TL somethign

    In the systems settings, after a full reinstall because I hated all the
    problems (fully erased hdd) and reinstalled Vista Home Premium, it says
    776mhz instead of the 2.2 ghz
    It is plugged into the ac power. All I have is the drivers and no software

    Is there a driver I need to install in Vista for the Turion X2 processors
    like you had to do in XP?


    Andrew Harris
    10814 Steppington Dr, Apt 3320
    Dallas, TX 75230
    Cell: 214-870-2000
    Home: 214-257-7698
    Andrew Harris, Jan 26, 2008
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  2. Andrew Harris

    Phillips Guest

    Inspiron comes with about 3 CD's that have all the software and drivers you
    need. I ordered one for wifey - MacBook has been abandoned as a useless
    iPiece of iCrap - and it has 1 OEM OS CD, 1 Inspiron Drivers CD, and 1
    Roxio 9 CD.

    Phillips, Jan 27, 2008
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  3. Yea I did do that drivers CD, but minus the mcafee, works 9.0 and roxio. It
    only being used for law documents.

    Right now the machine is ready, but SLOW! It takes it ten minutes to boot.

    I did a GWSCAN and DFT on the drive (HDD) and it passes.
    Memory passes as well.

    I don't know what else to do.
    Andrew Harris, Jan 27, 2008
  4. Ummmm, have you checked the Power settings to see if they're set to
    High Performance? Right click the Power icon and start with Options...
    the wharf rat, Jan 27, 2008
  5. I have done that as well.
    Andrew Harris, Jan 27, 2008
  6. Andrew Harris

    Phillips Guest

    did you check your Vista score after reinstall?
    The slow processor might be due to either incorrect settings in BIOS or
    power saving schedule.
    At this moment, I would bring the system at the original OEM state, check
    what drivers are running, Vista score, error messages in Event Viewer; then,
    I would try to uninstall the crapware to slim down whatever I don't need.

    If not contenet, then I'd try again a clean install. Also, there should be a
    setting in BIOS for faster harddrive - worth trying.

    Another thing to try: Go Control Panel/Adm Tools//Event Viewer/Application
    and Services Logs/Microsoft/Windows/Diagnostics-Performance and read what
    boot errors you might have.
    A slow boot might be caused by Bluetooth, network drives, media center and
    so on - services that try to setup the hardware, connect to networks and so
    You might also have some AV program scanning the hdd.

    Phillips, Jan 27, 2008
  7. I can't tell you the original score because my mother blew away that
    partition trying to install XP and I told her not to.

    Its a bare bones install
    ATI drivers, wireless drivers, nic drivers, no bluetooth (doesnt come with
    the model we have)
    It was SLOW after all that.
    I then added Kaspersky and paid for it. Same speed.

    All the crap ware is gone.. no McAfee trials.. etc etc.
    Andrew Harris, Jan 27, 2008
  8. Andrew Harris

    kid Guest

    i got the same problem,but both amd and microsoft can give me any
    kid, Feb 13, 2008
  9. Andrew Harris

    Guest Guest

    Microsoft Does NOT Create (Develop) Device Driver's Of Any Kind, Just FYI.
    Guest, Feb 14, 2008
  10. Andrew Harris

    jraborg Guest

    I had the same problem, after reset 3 times to factory default formatin
    HDD started fine but after 2 4 days becomes slow and gets disconnecte
    from WIFI network, I decided to install the 6
    bit version and now machine flies for windows downloaded the fre
    version from vmware and installed XP so now I can run windows wheneve
    I need it. as well ubuntu.

    I hope this helps, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

    jraborg, May 14, 2008
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