Now for the question du jour. We've paid some attention to the dynamic power management features that microprocessors sport these days. SpeedStep and Cool'n'Quiet/PowerNow have now migrated from mobile products into desktops, workstations, and servers, but do PC enthusiasts really slow down their systems intentionally for the sake of reducing power use, heat, and noise? I wonder. And so we have a new poll asking whether you're using these features on your desktop systems. This one is a simple yes/no question, and although I'm sure there are horrible hegemonic implications to forcing such strict use of categories on an inevitably complex issue, I'm comfortable with that.
For further discussion, if you don't use power management, why not? Is your mobo capable? Can it overclock while using power management? And do you notice any slowdowns or compromises in responsiveness with such features enabled?