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Underclocking?

Craig Hay
Occasional Contributor

Underclocking?

Does anyone know if it is possible to 'underclock ' a processor?
I am looking at doing some Performance comparisons , but am limited to the hardware I have already.
Also is it possible to vary the amount of Cache available?

Thanks

C
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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Underclocking?

Hello,
try to find CPU specified utilities, I think there are some for AMD, should be for Intel as well, but they are not provided by HP.

Jan
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Underclocking?

hi,

if you have proliant server, you oculd use this :

With the HP Proliant G5 -G7 servers (e.g. DL380, ML370, etc.), it is possible to disable half of the cores available to the server.

This is a BIOS switch labeled "Processor Core Disable" with options "All Processors Enabled" and "Disable One-Half of cores per Physical Processor."

Of course you will be able to disable/enable HT,

and of course you could use Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, it will disable cores, but the frequensy will be increased.

http://www.intel.com/technology/turboboost/

mikap
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Underclocking?

hi,

and also check this docu :

Configuring the HP ProLiant Server BIOS for Low-Latency Applications White Paper

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01804533.pdf

mikap

Re: Underclocking?

You might try this: http://www.techpowerup.com/systool/

Haven't used it. On the DL385s there's a power regulator setting in the Bios (RBSU) that allows you to lock the processors at low speed as well.