Alright, so I did some digging into my spiffy new HP zv5320us laptop, and found that the AXP-M chip in it runs at a maximum of 1600MHz, when the stock speed is supposed to be 2.2GHz (correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what Newegg's site said it should be). I can't change it in the BIOS, and setting the power options to Desktop/no management doesn't change it.
Don't get me wrong, this computer's fan hardly ever goes on and it the keyboard remains cool to the touch even after hours of operation. It's silent as she goes. It's possible HP put a monster processor in there, underclocked and under-volted to all hell to make sure it runs smooth and quite.
This thing is still fast and snappy, but it irks me that I might be getting 600MHz fewer than I should with the XP-M 3000+.
One more problem: does anybody know how to get the WPA to work on a 54g Broadcom WiFi adapter? My school requires, stupidly, that all WiFi cards support WPA to access the network. The 54g-brand card that's in this laptop supports it, but apparently this laptop didn't come with the software installed or something. HP's site tells me to go to Broadcom's and Broadcom's tells me to go to HP's. I have the computer department here investigating it, but who knows how long that could take, and meanwhile I don't have WiFi access.
I might be spending the afternoon on the phone with HP tomorrow to see what the hell's going on with the processor speed and the WiFi card. Does anybody else have this problem? The guy that works at the help desk here has a compaq similar to mine, with 54g, that's giving him the same problem. So it could just be a problem between that particular WiFi solution and our school's WiFi system, but if anybody has any suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it!
Other than that, this is a sweet laptop. Beautiful screen, great keyboard, fast everything. It's peachy.