Need some help... Powerbook 1400c/166 processor speed

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Need some help... Powerbook 1400c/166 processor speed

Hoping someone can help me...

Bought a Powerbook 1400c/166 on eBay about 2 weeks ago... 64MB Ram, 2GB HD. I wiped the drive and installed OS 8.1 and some other software. I noticed that it was taking a bit too long for apps to launch even for an old girl like this one.

I opened the System Profiler and it reported two odd things... 1) It reported a processor speed of 100 Mhz ("PowerPC 603ev @ 100Mhz"), and 2) it reported that there was no external cache installed. It should be running at 166Mhz, and have 128K of cache installed.

I downloaded and installed a copy of Apple System Profiler 2.1.2 and still the same report. It doesn't look like anyone has ever opened this machine and tinkered with it.

Anyone ever had this experience? Is there a glitch or something going bad that I need to replace? Is it a software issue?

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks!!

John M.

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usual clueless ASP

common issue with ASP, it's not very reliable in its speed reporting. Use instead something like Gauge PRO.

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Figures...

Hey thanks... read similar comments on ASP today elsewhere. Just threw me off because ASP has been more or less accurate on just about every Mac I've ever had. Thanks for the tip on Gauge Pro.

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