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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.5.32] CPU frequency and voltage scaling (0/4)
    On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Cort Dougan wrote:

    > It's even worse for some of the very new P4's that don't have their
    > heatsink seated properly. They heat up every few minutes and then throttle
    > themselves due to thermal overload. I think this situation is going to
    > become more and more common, now. We're at the mercy of every BIOS and
    > micro-code programmer now-a-days. That situation needs to be improved
    > upon, as well.

    The P4 clock modulation driver was aware of that condition and in fact the
    processor would not allow changing the speed in a thermal throttled state
    anyway.

    Zwane

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