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Old July 19th 15, 12:01 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
SC Tom[_3_]
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Default Interpreting Event Viewer messages?



"Kenny" wrote in message ...
Get this on a regular basis, separate error message for each of the 4
cores:

"Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
Date: 17/07/2015 22:30:19
Event ID: 37
Task Category: (7)
Level: Warning
Keywords:
User: SYSTEM
Computer: Laptop
Description:
The speed of processor 1 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware.
The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 71 seconds
since the last report."

This is a fairly new Acer laptop with Intel I5 4 core CPU, 4GB RAM and 1TB
HDD and since buying it has seemed to me a bit sluggish. I am fairly
meticulous about regular cleanup, defrag, malware & AV scans, startup
programs etc. OS, BIOS & drivers up to date.
Clicking the more info link in Event Viewer tells me no info on that
error.
Is this the cause of the sluggishness and what if anything can I do about
it?
Any advice appreciated.

Kenny Cargill


It's probably generated by your Power plan (reduce processer speed to save
your battery). I had a Gateway that would almost constantly run in reduced
speed mode, but would kick it up when necessary. It, too, at times seemed to
be a bit sluggish. You could change how slow it gets in your power settings
and see if that helps with the sluggishness, but at the cost of battery
time.

My desktop AMD also runs in reduced cycles for the most part, but it doesn't
lag at all. Not sure if there's a BIOS setting for that or not. Might be
worth checking :-)
--
SC Tom


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