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[Discuss] Cool Processing

Undervolting is the flip side of overclocking. Both count on the fact
that a typical CPU has some operational margin; it does a bit better
on the speed/voltage curve than the specs guarantee. Most motherboards
that enable overclocking can also be undervolted; it's something to
explore if you are building a quiet system for home theater or the
like, or if you just like the idea of saving energy.

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:28 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:
> On 6/19/2015 3:07 PM, Joe Polcari wrote:
>> This also assumes that you have a way to adjust voltages ? I?ve only seen
>> something like that on gaming Pcs.
> In principle, everything that supports dynamic frequency scaling has a
> mechanism for adjusting voltages. In practice, whether or not the M/B
> firmware exposes these options to the user varies widely. I have a bunch of
> servers and workstations that have Supermicro boards that expose voltage
> options. I don't think any of my Dell servers do the same.
> --
> Rich P.
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