I’m resurrecting my xps m1730 iv recently max it out 4g ram/x9000/9800 gtx sli/ x64 win 8 pro and it ran worse than it ever did spent most of Christmas brake researching the problem. I found cpu-z showing my x3 multiplier instead of x14 to x16. Some more research I found the power adapter issue and a possible bios fix by disabling the check since I’m obviously using the original brick charger. Since the issue affecter 1000s of laptops I figured the fix is buried some were in this massive forum, but the search engine is tuff to use. If anyone knows where to find it or has a copy of this bios mod if it exists would be much appreciated.