How to undervolt a laptop - and boost battery life

Posted on Monday, Jan 23 2006 @ 21:54 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nordic Hardware has just posted a new article on "Undervolting a laptop". By lowering the voltage to the processor you can not only drastically lower the heat dissipation, but also increase the battery time significantly. There are, believe it or not, no downsides with this method, if you do it right.

Because CPUs are mass-produced, the voltage is set to a stable level that will suit all samples of that particular CPU. Everything from CPUs with "Friday Afternoon Syndrome" to real overclockers. There are lots of CPUs on the market that can be run at a lower voltage then what they are specified to. Especially the kind of low power consuming CPUs found in laptops. You'll be surprised when you see the results of undervolting your CPU.

You can learn more over here.


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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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