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Will you ever bring back the undervolt?

kristalshards
Beginner
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Or will it become just a tale to tell your children now?

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AlHill
Super User
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3rd possibility - Laptop manufacturers learn to design better cooling solutions.

 

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[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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My assumption is that undervolting was disabled because no other mitigation for the Plundervolt vulnerability could be identified that could be implemented for already-shipping processors (i.e. implementable only through microcode changes). Presuming that I am correct, this means that, if it is possible to implement a better mitigation in future processors, it would be possible to reenable undervolting. That's a big 'if', however; I certainly wouldn't bet money on this happening.

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