More aggressive speedstep?

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I have a Pentium III 750, which speedsteps down to 600 on battery.
However, I would like to be able to use more aggressive speed stepping
when I know I am not doing anything CPU-intensive to gain additional
battery savings.  I know that this can be accomplished to some degree
by switching SpeedStep into degrade mode/Max Battery.  (I am using
WinXP with SpeedSwitchXP)   Is there any way to manually shift my
computer into, say, 300 MHz mode even when my battery is near 100%
charged to really maximize its life?

Re: More aggressive speedstep?


le 22/08/2006 18:43, Daveman750 ecrivit :

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Intel Speedstep utility ? Or maybe a BIOS parameter....

Re: More aggressive speedstep?

Win XP takes care of everything, speedstep utility can't even be
installed.  SpeedSwitchXP gives a UI similar to Speedstep utility, but
is just a front end to the Windows driver.  AFAIK, once you boot into a
SpeedStep-aware operating system, that overrides everything in the BIOS

Florent Gilles wrote:
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Re: More aggressive speedstep?

Daveman750 wrote:
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My laptop has 1.7G 600M steps.  SpeedSwitchXP has a readout that I
assume is average cpu speed.  Mine consistenly reads in the low 20MHz
range when I'm not doing anything and the processor is stone cold.
Compress an MP3 and you can dry your hair on the fan output.

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