CPU throttling

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CPU throttling

Adjusting the clock speed of the CPU. Also called "dynamic frequency scaling," CPU throttling is commonly used to automatically slow down the computer when possible to use less energy and conserve battery, especially in laptops. CPU throttling can also be adjusted manually to make the system quieter, because the fan can then run slower. Contrast with overclock. See thermal throttling.
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