Processor speed being limited by Firmware

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  1. DeltaXray

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    Hi,

    I noticed in the System log in event viewer on my i5 SP3 lots of the following messages:

    The speed of processor 2 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 56642 seconds since the last report.

    The speed of processor 1 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 56642 seconds since the last report.

    The speed of processor 3 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 56642 seconds since the last report.

    The speed of processor 0 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 56642 seconds since the last report.


    Is this normal? Anyone else getting this?
     
  2. ctitanic

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    Short answer, yes. It's a protection feature.
     
  3. DeltaXray

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    Protection feature for what? A lot of these messages seem to be when the device isn't under heavy load and is running cool...?
     
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    to prevent overheating.
     
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    As a general rule, I don't go looking for trouble when my computer isn't broke, but since you mentioned your problem I thought I'd take a look. I didn't see anything from my brief scan through a few days of the log. How are your messages listed: red ! error, yellow ! warning, or white ! information? What was in the source column?
     

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