[PD] Yet another post about cpu consumption... (for Linux users)
czhenry at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 18:39:58 CEST 2010
On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Pierre Massat <pimassat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can it be harmful to let the cpu run at full speed all the time? Or is it
> just a matter of energy consumption?
It's not particularly harmful, but your cpu may run hotter and consume
more power. You can disable the cpu throttling and thermal protection
features in the bios usually. That's what I do with my overclocked
core2 duo desktop machine. The performance gets bad at above 60C and
you'll be in danger of damage. I've stress tested this one and
haven't broken it yet.
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