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I am using MSI Afterburner to downclock my GPU while i am just doing desktop work. This saves me power.
Is there software that allow me to downclock my CPU the way that i downclock my GPU in order to reduce power consumption?
I am aware that both GPU and CPU use downclocks already, but the lowest it will go is 1600mhz. While i'm sure 800 would be more then enough for a simple wordpad.
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There is options in the BIOS to allow that. My understanding is you can't do that with software.

If the lowest it will go is 1600 MHz, then that's what you get. Below a certain speed the CPU will be unstable. T

Anyways, do you really expect to gain any measurable savings going 1600 MHz to 800 Mhz?
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There is options in the BIOS to allow that. My understanding is you can't do that with software.

If the lowest it will go is 1600 MHz, then that's what you get. Below a certain speed the CPU will be unstable. T

Anyways, do you really expect to gain any measurable savings going 1600 MHz to 800 Mhz?

Well, my gpu downclocked to 400/625 and that saves me about 30 watts. equal to leaving the light on in a room while it's unneccesary.
So i figured a cpu could maybe do the same and save me some electricity too smile.gif
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The CPU will actually disable cores that aren't in use using the sleep C-states (as long as you have them enabled). This causes the CPU to draw very little power when idle or lightly loaded, even if the active cores are still running at 1600. Make sure you have EIST, C1E, C3 and C6 set to enabled in the BIOS.
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