My Macbook Air (13'' Mid 2011) stays at 800mhz

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by FryceeK, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. FryceeK macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Air (13" Mid 2011) with a processor which is supposed to run at 1.7 GHz just became useless. The processor clock stays at 800 MHz all the time, even when I run benchmark applications. I'm getting 1856 points in Geekbench when normally it is supposed to be slightly over 5300 :/
    Anybody knows why is this happening?
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Oct 23, 2010
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    If it is hot, it will spin down to 800MHz, though normally it shouldn't get too hot running at 1.7GHz. Check the power settings. If it continues, try resetting the SMC and PRAM.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

    If that doesn't work, I'd suggest contacting Technical Support or going to a Genius Bar. You have 1 year of support included.
     
  3. FryceeK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much! Resetting the SMC solved the problem! Ufff...
     

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