Laptop won't use speedstep after XP SP2

MiXdNuTs

Gawd
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Aug 9, 2002
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I have a Dell 5150 and it has XP SP2 on it. It has a 3.2GHz P4 that runs like a toaster full of wool. I downloaded the speedstep drivers from Intel's website but when I run the installer it says that it is not compatible with my OS. The description for the patch say WinXP SP1. I don't have SP1 to install and then upgrade so that is not an option.
Is there any way to workaround or hack around this problem so that I can install these speed step drivers. It sucks when my CPU is running full bore in notepad. This thing gets really really hot and the battery only lasts an hour and a half.....
 

LoStMaTt

2[H]4U
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Feb 26, 2003
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Install the latest Dell Quickset program for your computer. Then use the power management controls for your CPU speed.

Also make sure you have the latest BIOS. That will ensure ACPI compatibility with XP and all of its' updates.
 
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