do you really need to up the speed? it ups itself when there is enough work to be done. if you are not making it ramp up to it's max speed by just using it you're just not using it hard enough! if you have a program that eats clock cycles for lunch just open that and you'll be pegged at your max speed, and you'll actually be using it all. if you are not actually using the extra clock cycles you're just eating away at the battery. I'd let the comp adjust itself and be damn happy that it does to save you power. This is a good feature you're trying to end-around, why bother?