07-15-2009 05:38 PM
Lenovo T60 - Core 2 T5500 @ 1.66 GHz / 1 GB RAM
This laptop is so slow as to be unusable with Vista.
The FSB won't budge from 166.3 MHz, measured using CPU-Z. AC or battery power, or changing the Vista power scheme makes no difference.
The CPU tests fine with a Mersenne prime stress test, it just takes an eternity.
The RAM tests fine with MemTest86+.
It's leading me to believe the chipset may be bad...
Thanks in advance for any insight!
07-15-2009 07:39 PM
have you tried to reformat the laptop hdd and reinstall the OS using, the Restore factory default feature in Rescue and Recovery (press the blue thinkvantage feature during the initial post startup)? Also burn a set of recovery media before you do this (start -> program -> thinkvantage -> create rescue and recovery discs)..
Also most of the T60 have a 3 year warranty, your laptop may still be under warranty, if it is and the above method fails, get Lenovo service to look at it for you, they will do the appropriate fix up for you.
Here is the warranty information page, check whether you are still under warranty.