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UNDERclocking a Celeron from Windows!...

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April 25, 2008 8:27:55 AM

I've just set up a print server at work, and despite it being a 1.8Ghz Celeron, it's batting out heat like there's no tomorrow (I blame the P4 core!)

I was thinking of underclocking it, but there's no options at all on the Fujitsu Siemens Mobo (no surprises!)

Does anyone know of a reliable over/under clocking tool that works from Windows?

Willamette core (same as P4 Willamette)
1.8GHz (100Mhz x18)

Intel i845GE

256Mb DDR
133MHz (166 is available)
3:4 multi
April 25, 2008 8:47:08 AM

reapply the thermal paste. a celeron @ 1.8 ghz with stock cooling shouldn't a problem.

that or get a real cooling solution.
April 25, 2008 9:27:38 AM

macer1 said:
that or get a real cooling solution.

If you think I'm putting any money into this system, you can think again! ;-)

I also can't be arsed to go inside it, those heatsinks are horrible to use!

The thing's not overheating as such, it's just that 1.8GHz is excessive for a computer that starts up, does nothing, then shuts down 9hrs later, most days having achieved nothing (it's an A3 inkjet right next to a colour duplex A4 laser)

At most it'll print a few things and/or install it's windows updates.
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April 25, 2008 9:57:33 AM

changing clock speeds in windows can only be done with the motherboards windows utilities as far I know. But I haven't done any research outside of that either.
a b K Overclocking
April 25, 2008 10:33:43 AM

Clockgen brother! You could also try CrystalCPUID to see if you can drop the vcore too.
April 25, 2008 2:57:30 PM

Cheers guys! Will leave it till after the weekend before I have a fiddle!