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Topic Title: AMD Overdrive & Linux : why not?
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Created On: 08/23/2009 12:36 PM
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 08/23/2009 12:36 PM
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Akula
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Hi guys!

I've a question, as Vista user i've found AMD Overdrive very useful to monitor and tweak my CPU and Chipset, then i'd like to understand why Linux users don't have their Overdrive, why AMD doesn't try to port this wonderful utiliy also on .NIX environment?

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 08/24/2009 07:44 PM
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It's not on Linux probably because (a) comparably few people who would want to run AOD run Linux and (b) there are already ways to do the tasks AOD do already under Linux. AOD's monitoring features just look at the motherboard's hardware sensors, which you can do with Linux with lm_sensors. You can't overclock outside of the BIOS in Linux, but many Linux users are old-school and would want to OC using the BIOS anyway.

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 08/27/2009 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by: MU_Engineer

It's not on Linux probably because (a) comparably few people who would want to run AOD run Linux and (b) there are already ways to do the tasks AOD do already under Linux. AOD's monitoring features just look at the motherboard's hardware sensors, which you can do with Linux with lm_sensors. You can't overclock outside of the BIOS in Linux, but many Linux users are old-school and would want to OC using the BIOS anyway.


Hi MU_Engineer,

Yes, i know there are Lm_Sensors but with the k10 family i've got many problems to get them works. Talking about overclock, i'm a great fan of bios overclocking, however AOD is usefull to test quickly the performance of the CPU (or to disable temporarily C&Q that have a strange behaviour under Ubuntu Jaunty 64 (my CPU run all the time at 800Mhz and when it is at full load the maximum frequency is 2100Mhz). Anyway i think that porting AOD under Linux (together with better Ati drivers and catalist) would be a good choice to become even more, linux friendly.

Dont' you think?

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 12/11/2009 12:48 PM
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I would like to see Overdrive ported to Linux as well. Making adjustments without having to reboot would be nice, but reliable temp monitors would be priceless. lm_sensors does not support the k10 CPUs. We shouldn't be deprived of tools that help us get the most out of our processors because we don't use Windows.
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