I've formatted my laptop and reinstalled XP Pro sp2 and all the drivers but I still can't get less than 7 minutes!
CPUID assures me it's a PIII Coppermine 1.1ghz 11*100 but there's no mention of being a mobile CPU and there's no speedstep icon in the systray like i've seen on some laptops.
I've set everything I can in the bios to use max power wen plugged in and on battery so now i'm lucky to get 30-40 mins on a full charge.
Could having only 16k of L1 cache and 256k L2 have anything to do with my diabolical Super Pi performance? It doesn't seem any slower than usual in office tasks, browsing, surfing or playing the odd light game.
Actually, I was surprised at the time drop from a relatively small overclock. I'm somewhat of a newbie to Intel systems, so I'm still learning. I've had to turn the Hyper Threading off as it doesn't even go one increment above the stock FSB with it on, but it's a nice boost all the same
somehow i don't think superpi is an app that is optimized for dual-cpu's. could be wrong.
Originally posted by drzaius2 what bothers me more is that i can't improve mine. i have my chip up to 2442mhz (11x222) and i can't go any lower then 43s !!!. while SexyMF is only at 2387 (11x217) can do it in 41s. outragous.