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I'm embarrassed to ask because it seems like something I should know, but what does it mean when someone says their cpu or gpu is throttling?
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To hot so it runs slower

or

GPU is to fast for CPU to keep up with or vice versa.

depends on the context.
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post #3 of 8
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Ohh so it's like a bottleneck?
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post #4 of 8
it means that it is declocking or undervolting
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post #5 of 8
When temperature gets to high the chip will throttle or downclock to try and prevent an overheat, if that does not work then it shuts down.
Edited by cavallino - 7/18/11 at 7:27am
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post #6 of 8
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So it's basically a temp thing? Too hot so it slows down?
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post #7 of 8
yes
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks for clearing that up everyone.
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