Everything You Need to Know About the CPU C-States Power Saving Modes

Posted on Monday, Sep 08 2008 @ 05:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The CPU has several power saving modes called C-states. In this tutorial we will explain what these modes are, what they do and the modes supported by each processor.
"In order to save energy when the CPU is idle, the CPU can be commanded to enter a low-power mode. Each CPU has several power modes and they are collectively called "C-states" or "C-modes". In this tutorial we will explain what these modes are, what they do and the modes supported by each processor."
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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