|I doubt that a laptop BIOS would give you the option to disable a core--my older C2D based laptop doesn't give me that option. Some desktop BIOSes don't even let you disable CPU cores. You may be able to disable Turbo Boost and/or set a maximum CPU clock speed in the BIOS. You can configure Windows to only use one CPU core, but that method doesn't actually disable the core. |
(Start-->msconfig-->Boot-->Advanced Options-->Number of Processors)
Keep in mind that the i-series processors consume very little power when idle.
Super PIII | Unlocked ES Tualatin @ 1.8GHz (150x12, 1.65v, 512K L2)
2GB PC2700 | 500GB | Radeon x1950Pro | Apollo Pro 266T | Win 7 Pro