Processor Usage Setting

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
January 1, 2009 at 11:06:42
Specs: Windows XP Pro + SP2, 501 MHZ/128 MB
Random question, but if you were to set a processor to run at a specific usage (like 80% or 100%) all the time instead of having the computer run at the CPU percentage that it thinks it shold run at, then in theory, it would run faster, right? If this is true, can someone point me to where I can?

Will


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January 1, 2009 at 12:27:11
The technology in use delivers enough CPU cycles to perform the task at hand. That assumes the unit is performing as designed.

Running a laptop at full processor speed all the time will probably overheat the computer.

Running the processor faster will require a cooling fan to run. The processor itself would use more electricity and the fan would add to the electrical use. Those items combine to add up to shortened battery life.

An analogy would be an automobile. You can have a car with a 200HP engine. The only time you might need all that horsepower would be to drive wide open. However, you only drive 70MPH on the freeway, which may require 80HP. That is all the engine will produce.


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January 1, 2009 at 12:53:16
Okay. Thanks!

Will


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