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Does lowering CPU core speed save power?

Last response: in CPUs
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.
May 22, 2009 5:50:57 PM

Yes, it would save electricity.
May 22, 2009 5:58:29 PM

Yes it does. If You lower cpu core voltage it will save even more electricity
May 23, 2009 1:18:14 PM

Thanks guys! :)