There are two types from Throttling:
- Dynamic Frequency: This is a technology that changes the frequency of body parts based on the load you have. In this technology we can find the difference between the base frequency and the CPU hardness or graphics card.
- Thermal Throttling: is a decrease in the frequency of component operations. Based on the heat it produces it works. And preventing such heat can cause damage to the active part.
All of our PC PC devices emit heat when working. If such heat is not properly released inside the case, the elements run the risk of damage. Many times, inevitably. To prevent this from happening, manufacturers apply certain temperatures to their processors which, when achieved, cause them to reduce their operating frequency.
Since, with the decline of these ticks, producing less heat, the part can continue to operate at more or less normal. However, in the event of these temperatures not decreasing, the affected component may have left the system completely shut down.
How can we know if some part is doing Throttling?
Unfortunately, the only way to know if our elements are doing Throttling is to look at their working waves. Certain programs like Afterburner or HWiNFO They can help us a lot, because they can draw graphs.
In this case, you have to know what it is usually
If you look at the previous picture, there temperature for that memory card reaching 95 ° C, its GPU frequency decreases significantly to half. Also, when the temperature is maintained for a certain period of time, it slows down.
This frequent decrease of processor and graphics card may result in significant reductions in the performance of our equipment. Especially if you commit to performing tasks that use multiple processors and / or multiple graphics cards. You'll notice how, all of a sudden, how to work
The most inclined part of Throttling is NVMe SSD when he lacks a heatsink. In the case of these, when their temperatures reach a certain level, their performance drops dramatically. Also, we are already forgetting the elements, laptops They are the most likely programs to suffer with Throttling on their processor or on their graphics card. Especially if little is done repairs Clears the dust that drains and prevents the unit's air leakage.
Given all this, it is not surprising that we always emphasize on the need to have a well-ventilated system. They are boxes that contain the right nutrients inside. And that they are able to refresh the air within them often.