Please help! I just recently acquired a Dell Latitude D620 from Amazon, and I noticed when I took off my charger, things tended to slow down. I checked my CPU usage and it's at 100%. So I naturally put back the charger and it just lowered itself down to 40%-80%. I tried everything, Windows 7 Basic mode, turning off unused processes, turning off some programs on startup, closing down programs, etc. Can you guys tell me what's wrong? It's irking me so that I can't leave my charger for 5 MINUTES and it's just painfully slow.
NOTE: On that video, I am processing a video on Camtasia, but that's normal. If I didn't process a video on Camtasia, it will still act up like that.
Here's a video on YouTube I posted for more info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSNpoWk3Hmc.
Here are some pictures of the CPU usage:
^On the charger.
^Off the charger.
asked Jan 28 '12 at 14:45
DJ Scooby Doo
^Set it as I've shown you and you won't be having that throttling problem you have now.
answered Jan 29 '12 at 02:22
Great Laptop! You can buy the Cellular Module for it off eBay, then you'll have another backup to connect to the internet.
I've seen this before. Just go into the Control Panel, and tweak the Power Options for when on Battery or Plugged In.
answered Jan 28 '12 at 15:46
Also while you are at it. Cause I have two Dell pc over here. But would apply to laptops as well. Take a look and see if they have an updated bios as well for your particular laptop. I have done this on both of them over here and never had a problem flashing them. and they are still working great here. Check which revision you have on your laptop. Usually it would be on the intro screen from Dell itself. If your Bios revision is older than the current it might be that as well when I come to think about it. Sometimes they upgrade certain things within there for battery management as well.
answered Jan 28 '12 at 17:52