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underclocking?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Lagz, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. Lagz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,980

    Hi,

    Currently my PC kicks out looaads of heat. It heats up the entire room and its really annoying. Its got a 2.6Ghz P4, from which most of the heat seems to be coming. Would underclocking it make it run cooler? Is it in any way bad for the hardware or risky?
     
  2. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    Not at all! Been done for years now also.
    CPU Undervolting & Underclocking: A Primer

    Also should be software that allows you to dynamically control the speed from Windows instead of a permanent setting in the BIOS. On AMD K6/K7/K8 there’s CrystalCPUID. Don’t know if it can do the same for a P4 :confused:
     
  3. marc2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,217

    Location: England

    try undervolting first. you might be able to maintain stock speeds whilst still getting lower temps. this definitely works as i've tested with my setup. :)