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Is Dell Inspiron 8100 processor speed correct?

Q: Is Dell Inspiron 8100 processor speed correct?

I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 and it list the processor clock speed at 1000/733 mhz. The processor speed is currently at 733 mhz. Is there a setting that can be changed to achieve the full 1000mhz clock speed?
Any suggestions would be helpful.

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A: Is Dell Inspiron 8100 processor speed correct?

Your Inspiron like many notebooks will throttle back your processor speed to reduce heat and prolong battery life. So even though it is a ~1Ghz processor it will at times run at 733MHz. That's normal behavior. You might be able to disable this feature in Control Panel/Power Options.
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A:Dell Inspiron 8100

Have you dropped it recently?

Have you tried it with your XP CD in the CD drive?
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A:dell inspiron 8100 HELP asap!!

If your harddrive is truly crashed, you're totally out of luck, unless you want to pay a good grand to have the data recovered.

Is this a windows problem - or a physical hard drive problem? If it's just windows, we can most likely get your data back. Physical.. much harder.
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Why hello there I m wondering if you can help me with this Whenever we try to run an actual program the comp keeps locking up 8100 Dell up... locks Inspiron and we have to reboot manually Thanks in advance Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgupsvc exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exe C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgemc exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Program Files Hijackthis HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http www yahoo com O - Toolbar amp Radio - E - F- D - Dell Inspiron 8100 locks up... E- A C - C WINDOWS System msdxm ocx O - HKLM Run AVG CC C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgcc exe STARTUP O - HKLM Run AVG EMC Dell Inspiron 8100 locks up... C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgemc exe O - HKCU Run MSMSGS quot C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe quot background O - Service AVG Alert Manager Server Avg Alrt - GRISOFT s r o - C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgamsvr exe O - Service AVG Update Service Avg UpdSvc - GRISOFT s r o - C PROGRA Grisoft AVGFRE avgupsvc exe nbsp

A:Dell Inspiron 8100 locks up...

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Freezing up normaly results in Networking, power supply or Memory problem. Turn off your PC, and open the case. Remove the dust. Remove and put back the memory, and try again.

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CPU manufacturer: Intel
Current CPU speed: 866 MHz
External clock: 133 MHz

Model: HITACHI_DK23CA-10
Firmware: 00H5A0G3
LBA support: yes
LBA sectors: 19640880 (= 9.366 GB)
Disk cache size: 512 KB
Supported UDMA modes: 0-5
Current UDMA mode: 5
Acoustic Management support: yes
Acoustic Management enabled: yes
Current Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
Recommended Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
SMART support: yes
Temperature support: yes
Current temperature: 141°F

My questions are:

1. What is a normal operating temperature range (in Fahrenheit-degrees) for this CPU and hard disk drive?

2. What temperature would be considered "high" (resulting in damage to the CPU/HDD)?

3. Should there be frequent changes in temperature?


A:CPU/HDD Temps-Dell Inspiron 8100

Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop CPU/HDD Temperature Questions:

1. What is the standard CPU and hard disk drive temperature range during
operation (i.e. 120-150 degrees)?
2. At what temperature should the cooling fan start (CPU/HDD)?
3. At what temperature should the cooling fan stop?(CPU/HDD)?
4. At what temperature is the CPU/HDD at risk for damage?

Please provide temperatures/temperature range in degrees (Farhenheit).

Computer Information:

System manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
Product name: Inspiron 8100
CPU manufacturer: Intel
Current CPU speed: 866 MHz
External clock: 133 MHz
Max. CPU speed supported by board: 1200 MHz
L1 cache size: 32 KB (internal)
L2 cache size: 512 KB (internal)

Hard Disk Drive Model: HITACHI_DK23CA-10
Firmware: 00H5A0G3
LBA support: yes
LBA sectors: 19640880 (= 9.366 GB)
Disk cache size: 512 KB
Supported UDMA modes: 0-5
Current UDMA mode: 5
Acoustic Management support: yes
Acoustic Management enabled: yes
Current Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
Recommended Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
SMART support: yes
Temperature support: yes
Current temperature: 140°F

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A:Problem with Dell inspiron 8100 on xp sp2

and welcome to the Forum

If you have the Dell System restore ( not all Dells do ) you can use that and you will not need a install CD


If not, You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here ( You will have to change the operating system to match yours.
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The device with the "!", right click on it and select Properties, then click on the Details tab, then on Hardware ID in the dropdown box. It should be in this format:"PCI\VEN_4444&DEV_0016&SUBSYS_40090070&REV_01"Post back what you find.
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There have been several Posts lately concerning failed 'backlights' on LCD displays.
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A:new board won't POST, Processor not running at correct speed

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The correct front side bus speed for your athlon 2800+ cpu is 166mhz. By setting it to 233mhz this constitutes a massive overclock, and that is why your system wont post.

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See HERE for athlon specs.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:how to install driver in the correct order for Dell Inspiron 3421 for Windows 7 64 bit

Thank you for writing to us !
We would suggest you to go on to the Dell website and you will be able to search either by system model or service tag which will get you all the drivers and applications that you would require for your system.
Also you can download the Dell system detect from the dell website which would also help you do the same .
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Quote: Originally Posted by stephena

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Hi malick4132,
Dell has tested Inspiron 580 with the following processors without any issues:

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Your computer is shipped with Mobile Intel H57 Express Chipset. For more information on this, you may refer to link:
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A:Need help reformatting a Dell Inspiron 1721; 3 GB RAM; 250 GB HDD; Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 1.9 GHz processor; Vista Home Premium...

Hi Sharon.

If your game then so am I.

All the things you stated sound like a possible infection or operating system corruption due to unknown reasons. Although none, or a questionable one, was found. I am in total agreement with Garmanma. Also the fact that the rootkit scan is disabled in AVG causes me some concern.

Seems you already have a pretty good idea how to format the drive and reinstall your OS and drivers....... But would like to take it one step further in this case though. I would like to have you wipe the entire hard drive to zeroes prior to formatting and installing the OS. This would include what is called the MBR = Master Boot Record, the partition the OS is on as well as the restore partition. Of course this would leave you only the option of reinstalling via the CD. All pre-installed software will be gone for good. Complete restore CDs are usually available from the OEM for a nominal cost.

The only reason I suggest this manner is, 1)The problems you are describing does somewhat resemble infection symptoms. 2)Depending on the possible infection type a simple reformat may not get rid of it. I have also read that it is possible for the restore partition can become infected as well.

The procedures are really pretty easy, the program(s) to wipe the drive to zeroes is free and we will do our best to get you through the whole procedure as painlessly as possible.

Let me know what you decide.;-3-gb-ram;-250-gb-hdd;-athlon-64-x2-dual-core-19-ghz-processor;-vista-home-premium-32-bit-os/
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If a USB keyboard works, its likely you need a new internal keyboard.
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A:Tecra 8100 - max processor, DVD-ROM and BIOS update questions

1. Have a look at the other Tecra 8100 models to determine what CPU's are compatible.

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A:Inspiron 8100 Not recognisin Drives


Is the HDD of yours good?
When you try to boot does the HDD working?
If not try the following:

1.Change the HDD (with a OS on it) with one that you know for sure is working
2. Enable the Auto recognition of the drive in Bios setup.
3. Boot again

Then tell us what is happening.

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@MJAyr - I sent you a msg.
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A:Inspiron 8100 Screen Screws Up ... But Fixes When I Hit It..

From a friend of mine:

"If it moves, kick it.
? If it doesn't move, kick it until it does!"

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Welcome to TSG....

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A:Dell 8100

LOL. I had a giggle at your description of all the "things" you took off

My guess is, you removed the heatsink attached to the CPU and broke the seal for the thermal pad. Now your CPU can not effectively transfer its' heat to the heatsink/fan and it is overheating, causing the system to shut itself off before any damage happens.

Did you remove the heatsink from the CPU? The heastink is the grey part under the black fan in this picture:

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A:dell 8100

i'd add a bit more ram,
and make sure to install sp4,
this was a review of it,
a net search did say some of those models over-heated,
so make sure where-ever you set it,
it doesn't have any of the ventilation holes blocked,
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probably slow it to a crawl,
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Dell Dimension 8100

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Everything needed is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 based on what's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here.

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Pay close attention to how drivers are handled in Win7 which is not at all like XP.

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A:Need XP Drivers for Dell Dimension 8100


All Dells should have a Service Tag ID on back or underneath for notebooks.

Record that case-sensitive and take it here>

Type in Service Tag (or let it be detected)

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A:Dell Dimension 8100 does not boot

What exactly do you mean by " booted the cdom drive".
Are you saying that the bios boot screen only shows the cd rom drive ?
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Do you have the diagnostic disks that come with Dell's ? They are pretty informative and they are bootable.
P.S. Welcome to Techspot!
I would also try the Dell recovery disk.
Also if you cannot boot to the O/S how are you able to install drivers for the new card and uninstall old drivers + switch to standard VGA? Which is the correct way to switch Vid cards.
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You should have 2 fans in the back. One on the top (power supply) and one below. The one below may serve two purposes. It may be in a plastic shroud that ducts air to/from the processor. If that one is not working, your processor may not power up. Fans usually come in 3 sizes. 80MM, 92MM and 120 MM.
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A:Dell Dimension 8100 power supply...

I am afraid some Dell power supplies have an extra connection to the motherboard and to use a non Dell item could lead to you frying your board.
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A:Dell Dimension 8100 Troubleshooting Assistance


Easy thing to try first is to pull the Hdd and see if it will boot from Cd/rom.. If not try the other way.. Unhook A:/ Try to boot. Unhook D:/ (cd) try to boot.. let us know but its probably the hard drive failed.
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A:Memory Upgrade - Dell Dimension 8100, plz help

I answered your identical post elsewhere. You shouldn't post multiple identical posts as it leads to confusion when different people answer each one.
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A:Dell Dimension 8100 mobo trouble

1. Try resetting the BIOS
2. Check to see if your monitor is working by putting it in another comp
3. Try a new PSU
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Page 31 shows you how to remove the bracket

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A:Dell Dimension 8100 Will Not Boot After Shutdown

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Dell Dimension 8100
Stock 250 Watt PSU
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1024 Megs Rambus Ram
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mostlikely any 80mm fan would work.
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A:Occasional BSOD on Dell Studio XPS 8100

Dumps blame a hardware error triggered by win32k.sys, you have probably a defective RAM or GPU
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800661d028, fa000000, 400405}

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