8 years ago
  HP (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

All works great!

What doesn't work:

This is not related to Mint.

Unit has two Intel Core 2 CPU T5500 1.66GHz processors but when system settings are checked my cpu #1 is set to run at 1.0GHz while my cpu #2 is set to run at its specified 1.66GHz.

Is this normal? I know it was never changed by unit's original user(my father). I never deliberately changed it, nor do I know how to change any cpu clockspeed. I would never overclock this already hot running model. Wondering if it was deliberately underclocked by HP because of longstanding heat issues with this model and many failures/factory returns. I believe cpu#1 is close in proximity to the hot running nvidia chip which was prone to heat failure and has small or no heat sink. Anyone have knowledge of this model or of any issues of running two identical cpus but at different clockspeeds.