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Underclocking weird question.

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March 9, 2011 5:17:01 PM

You can overclock pretty high nowadays, but how low can you go? Underclock it to 10MHz?
March 9, 2011 5:31:54 PM

why would you want to unclock? wouldn't it be more economical to just buy a cheap slow processor? I don't mean to be a jerk.
March 9, 2011 5:34:16 PM

I was just asking, seemed interesting.
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March 9, 2011 5:55:03 PM

Why would you want to run slower? Retarded!!! Fail!!
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March 9, 2011 9:17:19 PM

Not neccessarily. Suppose you want to build a really quiet, pure HTPC. All you need to do is build it just fast enough to render audio and video. Slower mean less heat and power. That means you can get by with a fanless, or nearly fanless, design.
March 10, 2011 12:32:24 AM

I like where jsc is headin' dnt be douche bags guys...there's no such thing as a bad question ;) 
March 10, 2011 10:06:52 AM

christop said:
Why would you want to run slower? Retarded!!! Fail!!


If you have not got anything nice to say, don't say it at all. ******!
March 10, 2011 10:07:47 AM

jsc said:
Not neccessarily. Suppose you want to build a really quiet, pure HTPC. All you need to do is build it just fast enough to render audio and video. Slower mean less heat and power. That means you can get by with a fanless, or nearly fanless, design.


Fanless sounds interesting I might try underclock on my laptop because it runs hot.
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March 10, 2011 10:27:48 AM

On a laptop you most likely can't change the voltage lower (and most of the time can't change any under/overclock settings) so you may not get it to run cooler but you can try.
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March 10, 2011 11:11:13 AM

christop said:
Why would you want to run slower? Retarded!!! Fail!!


Well that's not nice at all...

TBH, I actually underclock for the fun of it. I underclocked my GPU to reference (675MHz) just to see how silent it could go, and it was amazing. CPU I want to try still, see how cool I can get it with my Hyper 212+ cooler.

Dude that's something else I can try before I upgrade! Cool idea! Also, underclocking is something I'll recommend my friend, who has one of these extreme Asus ROG i7 gaming laptops, paid like $5500 for the thing. Run so hot, the exhaust air literally burns you when you hold your arm against the exhaust. It's incredibly hot, never thought a laptop can get that hot!
March 11, 2011 4:00:17 PM

It might run slower :) 
March 11, 2011 4:13:55 PM

Actually there are now contests they have on underclocking as well.

its kind of a fad thing...

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