I have a Dell Precision M4600 mobile workstation laptop. I feel as though it is a very powerful computer, but it seems to react very slowly sometimes (Just playing a youtube video or opening a document). I'm thinking about going to another OS. The only thing I can think of is if there is anyway to make sure it's fully maxed out. what I mean by that is, I know a lot of processors clock themselves down until they really need it, but is there any way to force it to run at max? The reason why I believe it can be maxed is because it runs totally silent, and very very cool (Fans don't turn on, and very minimal heat).
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OS: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1 CPU: Intel Core i7 2820QM @ 2.30GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) Graphics: 2048MB Quadro 1000M HDD: 125GB Samsung SSD