Does lowering CPU core speed save power? Tags: CPUs Last response: May 23, 2009 1:18 PM in CPUs Share acik84 May 22, 2009 5:39:12 PM I have phenom 9850 BE which i downclock to 1ghz(set at bios=x5), ram to 200Mhz. By doing this, did i lowering my electric usage? I used W7 and play game with no performance impact. More about : lowering cpu core speed save power Devastator_uk May 22, 2009 5:50:57 PM Yes, it would save electricity. ainarssems May 22, 2009 5:58:29 PM Yes it does. If You lower cpu core voltage it will save even more electricity Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer acik84 May 23, 2009 1:18:14 PM Thanks guys! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDoes lowering CPU core speed save power ? Forum[Help] Actual CPU speed is lower than rated on retail box ForumNeed Help with lowering the budget for gaming PC!! ForumSetting the HZ of monitor to save power . ForumDoes anyone think that AMD should release a lower power FX CPU ? ForumLowering temp of OC'd AMD Phenom X4 955 ForumWhy does the PS4 CPU have 8 cores? ForumWhy is CPU -z showing low core speed ? ForumCPU core speed ForumHigher FPS with lower CPU speed ? WTF ForumI5-3570K Core Speed with CPUZ and RealTemp? ForumDid I ruin my CPU ? Different Core Speed in BIOS vs. CPU -Z ForumCPU -Z shows Core Speed/Multiplier/Core Voltage Fluctuating ForumMy CPU speed drops when playing games ForumAsus Geforce GTS250 Dark Knight 1Gb BIOS. Mine doesn't power save ? ForumDisable one core to save battery ForumWhat does the PS4's 8 core CPU mean for PC gaming? ForumIntel Q6600 core speed ??? ForumWill this PSU be enough? ForumCPU Charts - Price/performance Index Benchmark More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !