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SubjectRe: [patch] amd athlon cooling on kt266/266a chipset
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).

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