Re: AMD cooling utility in debian
On Mon, 2 May 2005 16:55:06 +0800
Robert Storey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 23:33:02 +0530
> Joydeep Bakshi <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have AMD Sempron 2200 processor on ASRock motherboard. my linux box
> > is debian-sarge. I have found some utilities to cool down the
> > processor temperature. some utilities warn having a performance loss
> > like *noisy sound*, *poor hard-disk response*, etc. etc. may happen
> > during its operation.
> > could any user having such processor and colling utility please tell
> > me the *best* utility which I can use in my system ?
> There is a Linux utility called Powernowd which I'm using on my
> notebook. It slows down processor speed to 20% of normal when there is
> little load, but automatically takes it up to 100% when demand requires.
> I find it very useful, and have not noticed any appreciable slowness in
> performance. As for how useful this is, I find that my cpu temperature
> is 60 degrees Celsius without Powernowd, and 45 degrees Celsius with it.
> So this is a major improvement.
> >From apt-cache show powernowd:
> Description: control cpu speed and voltage using 2.6 kernel interface
> This simple client controls CPU speed and voltage using the sysfs
> to the CPUFreq driver in v2.6 Linux kernels. It does not depend on APM
> ACPI, and it doesn't try to do anything other than control the CPU.
> The name is somewhat misleading, as any CPUfreq capable processor will
> not just those from AMD. However, it works better on CPUs that support
> than two speed steps, like those with AMD's PowerNow! or Intel's
> Pentium M
> This daemon is less complicated than cpufreqd or cpudyn, at the cost of
> absolutely depending on a 2.6 kernel with the userspace governor and
> support enabled.
Or you can just use the 2.6 kernel ondemand cpufreq governor.
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