My computer has been slow for quite a while now even while performing basic tasks such as web browsing (to the point where simply typing into a search bar can take several seconds before the computer shows me that I've typed anything) and I've finally gotten around to trying to search for a solution. I noticed that the speed listed on the performance tab of task manager is significantly lower than the base speed listed there (0.78GHz vs 2.59GHz) See here I suspect that this may be largely what is causing my problems.
I have tried the following things to bring this speed closer to my base speed:
- Moving the power management slider to "Best performance" See here
- Increased the minimum processor state when plugged in to 100% See here
- Turned off Speedstep in my Bios (which is described in the BIOS as forcing my CPU into its maximum performance mode
- Turned off C-states in my BIOS which is described in the BIOS as allowing the processor to be put in other performance modes
Notably I have been trying the fixes recommended in this thread: Maximum Processor Speed Lower Than It Should Be
Any advice on steps I can take short of reinstalling Windows is greatly appreciated!
System details: Dell Latitude E7450 Intel Core i5-4310U CPU @ 2.00GHz 2.59GHz 8.00GB RAM 64-bit OS and processor