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Should my laptop underclock itself automatically?

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February 12, 2013 8:45:05 PM

Hey, i havent been on in a while but i cant figure this out..
I have this cheap 300$ asus laptop with a pentium p6100 that should run at 2ghz. I just noticed today after owning the computer for almost 2 years that when i am not running a heavy workload application, the cpu monitor gadget AND CPUid/CPUZ say that it underclocks to approx. 912mhz.. is this normal for this type of processor? it is mobile sandy bridge architecture i believe, was this a feature and i never noticed it? or is my laptop's cpu about to fry itself from the clock speed switching?
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February 12, 2013 10:10:37 PM

That's normal. (And it's a good thing)
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February 12, 2013 10:17:56 PM

Yep. Normal.
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February 12, 2013 10:49:49 PM

It does that to keep cool, then the fan doesn't have to run as hard, and it won't be as loud.
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