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Topic Title: "Cool 'n quiet" or "Powernow" with AMD Athlon XP and Windows XP OS
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Created On: 06/08/2006 06:12 PM
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 06/08/2006 06:12 PM
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therealpb
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I'd like my PC to work more quietly and power-efficiently.

Processor: mobile AMD Athlon XP-m 2800+
OS: Windows XP professional

On the AMD-website, the only software dowloadable for this purpose, is "AMD Athlon™ XP Processor PowerNow! Software for Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 & Windows 2000 Version (exe) 3.0.5". This program doesn't run in Windows XP.
The other program I know is "cool 'n quiet". The version of this program I have, does not work with this (32 bit) processor.

Is there another option to make my PC run more quietly en efficiently? A program that automatically adjusts my CPU-speed and my fan-speed, or anything like that?

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Pieter Bas
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 06/08/2006 06:17 PM
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What motherboard is the xp-m2800 running in?

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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 06/08/2006 06:20 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: bogey
What motherboard is the xp-m2800 running in?




The motherboard:
PCchips K7 M863G
 06/09/2006 03:06 AM
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RMClock is what I would use.

You can set a minimum and maximum multiplier and it will run a like a laptop.
http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml

I doubt if the board has the hardware to allow you to vary the cpu fan speed though.

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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 06/09/2006 06:24 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: bogey
RMClock is what I would use.

You can set a minimum and maximum multiplier and it will run a like a laptop.
http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml

I doubt if the board has the hardware to allow you to vary the cpu fan speed though.




Thanks. For now, RMClock seems to work. My CPU-speed can be adjusted (are the voltage settings important? Now I have set my minimal multiplyer at 6, but the voltage at 1,550. Can this setting cause problems?). Than fan keeps spinning in the same speed though. I'll try some other settings in this program, or I'll try another CPU-fan.
Strange though, that there isn't "AMD Athlon™ XP Processor PowerNow!"-software that runs in Windows XP...
 06/09/2006 07:25 AM
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The xp-m's "stock" Vcore is 1.55V. So it will run fine like that.

I'm not sure the motherboard will allow changes in Vcore. You can check it using cpu-z or Speedfan.

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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 06/09/2006 11:42 AM
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Mobile chipsets have full access to all of the XP-M's power saving features. Desktop chipsets do not. The PCChips mainboard has a desktop chipset, not a mobile chipset. Using RMclock as proposed is about the best you can do.

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