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Does cpu consume power differently while executing instructions and while being idle?

Why does a CPU consume different quantities of power at 2Ghz when it is executing an instruction it is not executing any instruction Should'nt the CPU be consuming same power irrespective of ...
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Does CPU power management affect server performance?

I was doing some simple hand benchmarking on our (live) database server during non-peak hours, and I noticed that queries returned somewhat erratic benchmark results. I had enabled the "Balanced" ...