How to undervolt?

By wompai ·
Ey guys,

I've been having overheating issues for quite some time now and I've been looking throughout the internet to find some ways to make my laptop run cooler and smoother. I've found that undervolting the CPU is a good option. I've found that this can be done using prime95 and RMClock. But, RMClock does not support my CPU, it has driver issues. Does anybody know of a guide or software that is compatible with my CPU and helps me undervolt it? The CPU is a Pentium P6100 btw.

Thanks in advance!

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Use a Cool Pad like the one here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to undervolt?

And don't bother messing with your NB. You will only cause damage that is not covered by any warranty.

http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/Laptop_cooler

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Done that already.

by wompai In reply to How to undervolt?

Cooling pads don't work.

I still reached about 80-90C with my last cooling pad. It's the reason why I'm resorting to undervolting.

Also, my warranty is already gone. I have the thing for 1,5 years now and still working perfectly (at 70C while CPU load is low...)

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by Magiksoft In reply to Done that already.

From cool to not cool in 18 months? Computer still runs good? Just gets hot? It is either clogged cooling vents or clogged/inoperable fan. Easy answer first. Get a shop vac that has good volume and set it to suck first. Put on the smallest holed wand first and suck (with the laptop off and unplugged) from every opening you can find on all surfaces. Don"t be shy give it a good sucking out. Then after that is done, go to **** using the same wand and the same holes. Keep an eye out for particles leaving any openings as you do this. Again give it a good ****. If you see 'stuff' being blown out then do step one (sucking) again. If it were clogged cooling vents this 15 minute procedure will give you the best chance at a workable solutions. Now turn on your computer and listen for any fan noises from dislodged dirt now obstructing a fan. If there is fan noise coming from dislodged dirt it has been my experience that carefully doing the sucking with the computer on will coax any dislodged particulates to egress. With no noises detectable continue using your computer to see if its now cool. Remember Occam's (or Ockham's) razor and always look for simple answers first.

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by wompai In reply to Done that already.

I did the procedure and it worked fine, it now runs at 50C in very low CPU usage (1-10%), I have not tested it under great load. But so far, I have to thank you. These are better results than I expected. I have cleaned it before, but I think that was less accurate...

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