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    SubjectRe: [patch] amd athlon cooling on kt266/266a chipset
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    On Wednesday, 23. January 2002 20:24, Daniel Nofftz wrote:
    > On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Timothy Covell wrote:
    > > Hey, don't get me wrong. I'm all for power-saving. That's
    > > why I own a Via C3 based system. The Via C3 works
    > > great as an NFS server and draws 12 Watts max (avg.
    > > is 6 watts). For just email and web browsing, I'd definitely
    > > recommend it. I'd also recommend it for a small firewall/router
    > > system. However, for A/V apps and heavy compiling, it's
    > > definitely not the way to go [BeOS C3 can handle one
    > > A/V app at a time, but not several].
    > >
    > >
    > > If the patch is really the way to go, then we should get it
    > > put into the main distribution. But if it is going to hurt
    > > my performance, then I'd be happy to stick with vanilla
    > > kapmd (hlt based) power saving.
    >
    > eenabling the discconect function causes a performance drop of about 2-3 %
    > as far as i heared ...

    If not smaller. Read the VCool doku.

    > but this patch is only for athlon

    Athlon and Duron

    > processors on an board with via chipset ...

    AMD 750/760/maybe MP/MPX, SiS, Ali, Nvidia (?), etc.

    > nothing to do with a via c3 cpu :)
    > what the patch does is that it make the idle calls take effect on this
    > combination of chipset and cpu ...

    YES. Without bus disconnet _NO_ real "idle" (cool CPU's).

    -Dieter
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