Hurting To Switch Between Reduced and Highest Frequently?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stridey, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    #1
    My iBook has been running relatively hot lately. Not hot enough to damage it, but hot enough to be annoying on my wrists. So I wrote a couple scripts to switch the processor setting from "Reduced" to "Highest" or visa versa. I'm not going to hurt anything by switching back and forth between the settings frequenctly, am I?
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    My iMac get switched often. Usually auto during the day, highest when doing heavy work loads and reduced at night.

    I do reduced at night because my imac can make a fair amount of noise on auto.
     
  3. Lazyhound macrumors regular

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    Shouldn't put any additional wear on the processor. I have my iBook set to reduced on battery and automatic on AC.
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Absolutely not.

    All reduced does is switch the processor off for microseconds or slow it down when it's not being used heavily, whereas this doesn't happen when it's on "highest". So switching couldn't possibly be any different than running it on reduced anyway.
     

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