Originally Posted by Struzor
It's plugged in and stays at 2ghz for awhile, then drops down for no reason.
What are you doing when it drops down? Are you using a program that is a resource hog or just surfing the web? When you play a newer game does it run slower than expected, because if not everything should be working ok. If you are checking it when there is no need for the cpu to be running all out then it won't show you the full 2gig.
Even with it set to Desktop/Home power setting it will still scale back to 800mhz because of PowerNow, but only when the full 2gig isn't needed. Portable/Laptop puts a speed cap on the cpu at 800mhz.
So if you are getting it to run at 2gig I'd say its working the way it should be, and only be worried if everything starts slowing down while running programs.
I agree with Rustican, don't download drivers unless you have to, but I downloaded all of the ones (that pertained to laptops) offered on the AMD website, including the CPUID/CPUZ. They should show the max it is capable of running and if it says about 2gigs then don't worry and enjoy the notebook.