A problem with many laptops these days is that they are fast but are programmed by the manufacturers to slow down under certain conditions. This is called throttling and is done for many reasons such as to keep the heat down or extend battery life.
The problem with throttling such as in my situation with the Dell 1520 laptop which I own is that there will come a point where my 2.2GHZ laptop will throttle down to 1/4 of it’s speed and becomes barely usable to me.
Well there is a terrific free program I use called Throttlestop that prevents throttling from occurring.
You can download Throttlestop below. I highly recommend it if you want to take back control of your laptop’s speed!