Question Are CPUs that run only with Baseclock effective?

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Are CPUs that run only with Baseclock effective?

Some CPUs only have a baseclock, not boost. Are they effective?
 

ex_bubblehead

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It'll simply run it at whatever speed the CPU is clocked. If you are running software that needs more speed then you run it on a system that is clocked faster. It's really that simple. The vast majority of systems in every day use do not need uber speed, vast numbers of cores and other such things.
 
Perhaps the quicker way to get to an answer would be to know what CPU and specific program.

Programs have minimum requirements or spec to run. If your CPU doesn't meet them you could experience poor performance if the program will run at all.
 

ex_bubblehead

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ah ok. How can I find out at what speed my programs need to run?
Consult the individual program requirements. You'll find them in either the manual or on the manufacturer's website. There you will find the minimum system requirements, along with the recommended and max performance requirements. The minimum requirements are just that, the absolute minimum required to get adequate (barely) performance. If your system doesn't match that then you may be able to run the software but with problems. But you can't complain to the manufacturer since you didn't meet their specified minimums.
 
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To expound on that just a touch, and as a 'for instance'....Windows 10 as an OS and bundle of programs will ONLY install on systems that are compatible with it through traditional method. That is to say that IF your CPU couldn't handle the suite of products that is offered as that OS it will block or disallow installation.
For the most part with other programs if they don't meet minimum requirements they either won't install (much like above) or will crash on load. In some cases they could throw errors or just run really poorly.
 

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