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Re: AMD cooling utility in debian

On 5/6/05, Wackojacko <wackojacko32@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> >I don't think that is the case--at least, not in stock Debian kernels.
> >I have an Athlon XP 1700+, and it idled at 45C until I installed
> >athcool.  Now it idles below 40C, sometimes as low as 30-32C in cooler
> >weather.
> I have to agree, my Athlon 64 3200+ runs at least 5-10c cooler in Windows
> (with C'nQ) than in Linux.  I think its because the default kernel state for
> powernow is 'Performance' which keeps the processor at full speed.

As noted earlier, there's a difference between the desktop processors
and the mobile ones. The power usage in the mobile ones can be reduced
by reducing cpu frequency, but in the desktop athlon processors don't
have power saving enabled by default, so you need to use a utility
like athcool


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