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Old 05-19-2003, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default clocking DOWN a processor

I bought a laptop with a desktop processor that does not clock itself down while running on the battery. Are there any software utilities I can use to manually clock down my processor to improve battery life? Any other utilites that can help me manage my power consumption?

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There are "Mobile" processors specifically meant for this, such as the Pentium 4 Mobile, or the Intel Centrino. My laptop processor automatically underclocks from 2 GHz to 1.2 on battery power. This processor is very much like regular Pentium 4s on AC power, while the Centrinos aredesigned completely differently from tehir desktop counterparts. When buying a laptop, if the processor is any sort of "mobile" version, that usually indicates underclockability (strange word it real?)

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