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Re: AMD cooling utility in debian

Paul Johnson wrote:
I'm going to assume you're a Windows user trying to overcome a retarded Windows design flaw that has the CPU do a whole lot of nothing at full steam instead of using HLT instructions to let the CPU *really* not do anything when it's idle.

Linux doesn't have this problem, the kernel has what you're looking for by default.

The guy is talking about power saving, like letting the processor turn off stuff _while_ executing HLT instructions.

I'm sorry I can't help on the question at hand, I do this with a script (specific to the VIA KT400 chipset) that runs "setpci" with some special parameters to turn on/off this feature.

Carlos Rodrigues

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