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  • v. Present participle of underclock.
  • n. The deliberate reduction of the speed of a CPU, often to reduce power consumption


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  • I would entertain the idea of underclocking my Q9300/4850 if it wasn't for the fact that I would still have just 1 PC at a desk and my wife and I would still have to share. hehe

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  • Once Jailbroken, It may be possible to manipulate the A4 clock cycles on the iPad such as underclocking to increase battery life when reading ebooks, or for overclocking to increase game performance.

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  • I wished sometimes 'underclocking' would be done at toms, to see how much power one can save when he's only writing documents, or browsing the web with such a powerful machine.

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  • This means that Apple is underclocking, presumably for better battery life.

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  • The underclocking may be necessary in order to fit such a powerful processor into a smartphone chassis and have reasonable battery life.

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  • By doing things like underclocking, replacing the stock fan and swapping the Northbridge fan for a heatsink, you can make a lot of Shuttle PCs virtually silent (come to think of it, you could probably use an SSD and make it literally silent).

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  • We've tested both the i3-530 and the i5-661, and through the magic of underclocking, we have simulated the Core i3-540, as well.

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  • The downclocking or underclocking was also tested in this review.


  • Try a different PCI-E x16 slot (The DS3L only has one) posted on Sat Mar 28, 2009 6: 29 am you should try underclocking (gpu) and see if it works if so then the problem would be the psu e8400, asus p5k,2x2 supertalent

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  • Try underclocking, undervolting, overvolting or replacing it. posted on Mon Mar 02, 2009 7: 13 am

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