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Old 13th September, 2004, 06:32 PM
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AMD 2600 Mobile CPU

Hi all
got my 2600 mobile running at 11x200 2.2 mhz very stable
quick question do i need thermal throttling on or off if on what % to set it to also do i need cpu disconect on or off

thanks for any help

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Old 13th September, 2004, 06:49 PM
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I've never found thermal throttling to be of any value, because my CPU always locks up before the thermal throttling kicks in when I am overclocking. This is mainly due, I think, to the fact that thermal throttling on AMD chips (at least the 32-bit ones, don't know about 64-bit) is implemented in software, where it is implemented in hardware on Intel P4 chips. Since the software implementation requires a working CPU, it usually fails to activate in time to be of much use.

CPU disconnect allows the system idle thread to shut the CPU down when it is idle, thus conserving power. If you disable this, it may make your CPU slightly less prone to crashing at higher overclocks, but it will also cause your average power usage to be quite a bit higher, even when idle. 'Course, if you are running the Folding@Home client, then this won't matter, 'cause all your extra CPU cycles will be going to help humanity anyway.
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Old 13th September, 2004, 07:34 PM
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'Course, if you are running the Folding@Home client, then this won't matter, 'cause all your extra CPU cycles will be going to help humanity anyway.
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