Re: Which CPU between intel and amd?
I think it's running on a low power state, which will cause it to downclock. I could be wrong.
But overclocking is safe, now a days. And if you overclock to high, you just have to reset the CMOS, and everything is back to default. It does lower the life, but not significantly. The CPU has an average lifespan of 10 years, and overclocking, takes away about 1-2 years, depending on how heavy you overclock it. Now in 8 years or so, will you be using, the same processor? I doubt it.
Also you're not skimping, even though, you go for the lowest chip, because all the C2Ds, overclock reall really well. So the lowest one, can overclock near or to the highest, while saving hundreds of dollars.
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