Undervolting is a process that involves deliberately reducing the voltage supplied to a computer processor in order to achieve greater energy efficiency. Lowering the voltage typically results in lower power consumption and decreased heat output, meaning less energy is wasted and the computing device can remain operational for longer periods of time with fewer worries about thermal management.
Undervolting is an excellent way to optimize the performance of your system, as it reduces power consumption without sacrificing any significant performance characteristics. Theoretically, undervolting should lead to more efficient use of the processor and can be highly beneficial for those looking to maximize their system’s performance and battery life.
Undervolting is a relatively simple process, but it does come with some risks. Lowering the voltage too much can cause instability, data corruption and system failure. As such, it is highly recommended that users consult a processor’s detailed specification document before attempting to apply undervolting.
It is also important to observe the temperature of your processor while undervolting, as the reduced voltage will likely lead to lower thermal performance and potentially damage to your system.