Goto System setup(BIOS) by pressing F2 when you get to the dell logo screen.
In the BIOS goto the "Power Management" Screen it should be the 6 th page.
There Change the Intel Speedstep option to disabled.
This will stop the Energy saving feature on the laptop.
My 8200 with the 2 ghz processor requires the 90 watt power supply for full speed and I thought that all of the 8200 series did as well. It will run at 1.2 ghz with the 70 watt supply. You can order the supply from Dell Parts, but you will have to do it by phone. It's not available over the web. It should cost around $30 without the cord that plugs into the wall. With that cord, it's a bit more.
Message Edited by HMKrieps on 02-07-2004 11:37 PM