Centrino notebook underclock?

By dusthazard
Dec 25, 2003
  1. Hey there!

    I have a Centrino notebook and was wondering if there was anyway I could control the clockspeed manually to control heat and mostly battery life?

    Maybe, some sort of program?


  2. DaveSylvia

    DaveSylvia TS Rookie Posts: 107

    If you have Windows XP you can change the power settings which will in turn change the CPU speed. If you have Windows 2000 you can download from Intel a program to allow the same functionality. At this link is a chart for the different Power Schemes in Windows XP. Check it out and come back if you have anymore questions. Come back even if you don't have questions and let us know of your success.

  3. dusthazard

    dusthazard TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Whoa whoa whoa!!! That was some quick replying today! =D

    That link was all the help I need. Thanks so much! I looked into this Power4 Gear and turns out... it came on my laptop driver CD! =D (I did a fresh XP install.)

    Installed and I have total control over windows power managment profiles.

    You have a good holiday and everyone else on this forum.

    I'm very thankful for all your help, forum regulars.

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