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I am trying to upload about 55gb of photos to google drive. It is going to take a couple weeks due to my slow upload speed. The issues is that the google drive client absolutely maxes one core and it will be running 24/7 for a while. To reduce heat and power consumption would it be ok to drop the speed down to the minimum via windows power management when it is not otherwise in use? Will this effect upload speed?

The temp only hits ~50c max on one core but it seems like its kind of inefficient.

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50*C doesn't sound like it will degrade your CPU, so I wouldn't worry about the heat.. I know it seems inefficient but some Devs don't code for more than 2 cores.. and often programs will run on just a single core..

The only thing that would save heat / power would be manually slowing it down via BIOS.
Perhaps clock to stock speeds and volts..?

I can't imagine your upload speed is being bottlenecked by your CPU, so it shouldn't affect upload time tongue.gif
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Yeah it's kind of lame Drive even uses a lot of cpu power on my android tablet.

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I really wouldn't worry about it much at all. The biggest factor in what you are doing is going to be your connection, and not so much the processor speed. If you are really worried about how it is using your resources you can always set the Affinity of the process and priority, telling it to run on just one core and at what level of priority. To do this open Task Manager and right click the process, select Affinity and go to town.
    
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Get Realtemp and disable turbo when ever you like smile.gif

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