Sean Cull 17 June 2010 21:42:44
I have been quite frustrated with my Toshiba M700 for the last couple of months. It never seemed to run as well as it should with the CPU maxing out at 100%, the battery going very quickly and the casing getting hot.
I had deliberately bought the M700 as a desktop replacement but I was at the point where I was just about to but a desktop anyway because I thought it was beyond the M700 to run two external monitors. I even thought about a Mac Book Pro until I saw the price.
I noticed that while the CPU was maxed out the Windows 7 Resource monitor was showing that the CPU frequency was only around 40% of the maximum attainable. I downloaded coretemp which showed that one of the cores was running at 103 C and I noticed that there was a correlation between the temperature and the CPU frequency - the system was throttling the frequency at these extreme temperatures.
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