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Old 3rd May, 2004, 11:19 PM
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Cpu Temperature Throttling

All of the boards I have seen in gigabyte's 7n400 line has a bios setting called cpu temperature-throttling, with settings of 90%, 80%, 70%, etc. Now i assume that this is some feature that will lower processor cycles to lower temps when they reach what is set as the max in bios.
from factory the setting is 50% and i have not ever changed it in any machine i have built, and we are talking like 60 in the past 3 months.
Anybody with any input to what it actually does, and how it may affect performance? I would assume this may hurt overclocking as if the temps were high it would slow the system down or something, but i have never seen any behavior such as this.
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I'm like you. In theory, it should let the CPU cut back when it gets hot. Problem is, it requires a working CPU. By the time the CPU gets hot enough to kick in the throttling, it has probably already locked up.
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