Muahahaha Intel Speedstep

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by eatup, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. eatup


    Aug 4, 2014
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    My primary beater laptop is a Dell from 2007. Secondary is Fujistu from 2013.

    Here's the one thing the Dell has that the Fujitsu doesn't: Intel Speedstep.

    I can disable it in the BIOS and effectively operate both CPU cores at the baseline of 1.0 GHz, whereas the native speed is 2.0GHz/core.

    With a Watt meter, I'm getting a reading of 38W max consumed (power brick rated at 65W). That's with both CPU cores at 100% load and battery and a USB energy-zapping peripheral plugged in too!

    Really loving the ability of Speedstep to underclock the CPU for power saving!
    eatup, Jan 7, 2017
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