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September 15, 2009 9:31:29 AM

What is 'CPU Down Spreading'? I saw it in ASUS Bios settings.

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September 15, 2009 10:22:36 AM

I'm not sure about CPU Down Spreading specifically, but I know that spread spectrum clocking has to do with clock frequency energy distribution in order to minimize energy spikes. This is done via a loop that matches the frequency to a reference.
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September 15, 2009 10:55:32 AM

o ok
i also heard if you put to much paste on your cpu and it runs over its also called down spreading... go figure
thats all i could get off the net
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September 15, 2009 12:42:27 PM

I don't if it does any good if i enable/disable it.. There is another one, PCI down Spreading..
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September 15, 2009 1:06:12 PM

hm.... i never heard of these in the computer terms. i'll have to research on this.

can you give us what Asus Motherboard you have. This may help us understand what this is.
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September 15, 2009 1:19:57 PM

Motherboard: ASUS M3N-H/HDMI
CPU: AMD PHENOM II X2 550 Black Edition
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