Using an Asus P5Q and E4300 stock but contemplating moving to a quad core.
I don't mind changing the motherboard if need be - looking at a DDR-3 Socket 775 board.
It would be great to be undervolted most of the time as I don't need the power working on documents. But its a hassle to restart the computer every time I want to change the clock setting. Is there a software solution that can do this? Or is it motherboard specific? The Asus board has something called AI Suite which looks like a software solution but I haven't played with it yet as I'm new to changing clock speeds. I do notice that sometimes the e4300 is running at 1200mhz instead of its stock 1800mhz when the System Idle Process in Task Manager is about 87% or higher. In Physical Memory it seems I'm using about 1/3.
agree with @Leaps-from-Shadows :
I think you do not need to change anything because the system was running normally, the problem arises because And yet know fully how to work the system, it is commonplace and the computer you are doing well in the circumstances
The only way to run longer at lower speeds is to spend less time loading the CPU. Also, the processor you have may have an older less efficient version of SpeedStep. A newer CPU would be better at choosing when to down-clock.
All CPUs with SpeedStep have a minimum clock speed. My 2500K has a default clock of 3300, a minimum of 1600, and my current overclock of 4800. My processor spends the majority of its time at 1600 and only jumps to 4800 when something loads one or more of the cores.
All software work does not use full speed, ram and voltage, if you want full speed 1800 go bios disabled cool n quite (c1e) and intel speedstep (management power ) you will see fullspeed. But I think not worth because your temperature will go up ..up.
Once other worried about ram too much just install software memtweak or advanced system optimizer.