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Old 03-31-2006, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question UNDERclocking help

My laptop's consuming battery if like there's no tomorrow, so I need help to underclok the processor (and memory if needed).
Problem is that BIOS won't even let me touch the processor and I need someone to tell me if it can even be UC'd and how to do it.
Here are the specs:

CPUID Output
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Number of CPUs 1
APIC ID 0
Name Intel Celeron 340
Code name Prescott
Specification Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
Family/Model/Stepping F34
Extended Family/Model 0/0
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping D0
Technology 90nm
Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Features
Clock Speed 2924.0 MHz
Clock multiplier x22.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 132.9 MHz
Bus Speed 531.6 MHz
Stock frequency 2933 MHz
L1 Data Cache 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 256 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 2924.0 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits

Chipset
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Northbridge ATI IDCBB2 rev. 02
Southbridge ALI M1533 rev. 00
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 2.0
AGP Transfert Rate 4x
AGP SBA supported, enabled
Memory Type
Memory Size 512 MBytes

DMI
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DMI BIOS
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vendor Phoenix Technologies LTD
version R0105X3
date 10/26/2004


DMI System Information
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manufacturer Sony Corporation
product PCG-K33F(LA)
version C100GYF4
serial 28184230-3801001
UUID B8BC7600-F35611D7-8C7F0001-4A07B517


DMI Baseboard
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vendor Sony Corporation
model Q-Project
revision 02
serial 12345678-12345678


DMI System Enclosure
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manufacturer Sony Corporation
chassis type Notebook
chassis serial C100GYF4


DMI Processor
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manufacturer GenuineIntel
model Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
clock speed 2930.0MHz
FSB speed 133.0MHz
multiplier 22.0

Software
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Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im not sure on this but i've heard will that down clocking will do more harm than to your computer then its worth to just downclock it. Chances are the bios wont let you touch it so you either have to buy a better battery or sitck with the battery life you have now.
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since it's a laptop you should have power settings somewhere...maybe in control panel. it should allow you to specify settings for when the laptop is on battery power. usually you can tell it when to shut off hdd, turn off monitor, and usually scale back processor speed.
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