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So over the last week I've been uploading 50gb of photos to google drive. To keep things nice and cool over night I've been using windows power management to drop the CPU speed down to the minimum, since I don't exactly need 4.0ghz to upload documents. The next day I get on and spend the day typing documents, excel spreadsheets, email web browsing etc. By the end of the day I realized I still had it set to 1600ghz and I didn't even notice.

Bottom line I guess you really can get away with a slow cpu when all you do is stuff like that, and I guess it's the ssd and memory making mundane activities seem "fast".

Of course had I been gaming, encoding, photoshopping or compiling that day I would have noticed a difference, but I mean that isn't what most people use their computers for.
Edited by cavallino - 5/4/12 at 10:12am
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I built my brother in-laws i5 system about a month ago or so, and during mundane tasks it clocks itself down to around 1.6ghz and under load all the way up to the 4.3ghz overclock. Unless you look at clock speeds during regular use, you have no idea it is clocked that low. biggrin.gif
    
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Yeah I do watch the frequency and usually it clocks up to the max when opening apps, or doing anything really, but I guess that doesn't really matter lol
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