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Gold Spencer M, Branover Alex, Cho Hanwoo, Nussbaum Sebastien: Automatic processor overclocking. Advanced Micro Devices, Gold Spencer M, Branover Alex, Cho Hanwoo, Nussbaum Sebastien, DRAKE Paul S, September 17, 2009: WO/2009/114141 (5 worldwide citation)

Processor overclocking techniques are disclosed. Upon automatically determining (310) that overclocking entry criteria are satisfied, one or more cores (230) are clocked (320) above their standard operation frequencies. The cores (230) may be overclocked until one or more exit criteria are satisfied ...


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Branover Alex, Helms Frank P, Owen Jonathan M, Lewchuk Kurt, Steinman Maurice, Mackey Paul: Dynamic processor power management device and method thereof. Advanced Micro Devices, Branover Alex, Helms Frank P, Owen Jonathan M, Lewchuk Kurt, Steinman Maurice, Mackey Paul, DRAKE Paul S, November 27, 2008: WO/2008/143980

A processor (105) can operate in different power modes. In an active power mode, the processor executes software (303). In response to receiving a halt indication (304) from the software, hardware at the processor evaluates bus transactions (306) for the processor. If the bus transactions meet a heu ...


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Branover Alex, Helms Frank P, Steinman Maurice: Data processing device with low-power cache access mode. Advanced Micro Devices, Branover Alex, Helms Frank P, Steinman Maurice, DRAKE Paul S, November 13, 2008: WO/2008/137079

A processor can operate in three different modes. In an active mode, a first voltage is provided to the processor, where the first voltage is sufficient to allow the processor to execute instructions (402). In a low-power mode, a retention voltage is provided to the processor (408). The processor co ...