Re: Acer Aspire 5100 Power Mgt questions...

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If you haven't done so yet, you might also look at obtaining the latest CPU
driver from AMD.  The latest driver version is v1.3.2.0053 dated 9/7/07.
They are available at,,30_182_871_14098,00.html

My Acer Aspire 5102WLMi gets about 2hrs with XP and using their "Empowering
Technology" software.  You can get that from Acer as a download.  BTW, if
you use their on line help, expect them to take about two weeks to provide
you with an answer.

Ernie in Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Hi, folks!

    The other day I picked up a new laptop.  I have no programs that
are compatible with Vista so I downgraded it to XP.  I'm still hunting
for all the drivers ... but that's not my question!

    I have noticed with utilities like CPU-Z that the CPU clock is not
throttled down when it is running on batteries.  The CPU is still
blazing along at full speed sucking the life out of the battery.  I
was lucky to get 90 minutes out of it!

     My question is why isn't it automatically throttling down like my
old laptop?
What can I do to get it to throttle down while running on batteries?


Hardware specs:
- Turion 64 x2 TL-50 (1.6 GHz, "Taylor" core)
- 120 GB hard drive (SATA)
- 2 GB of memory
- Atheros WiFi card, LAN, modem, etc.

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