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CPU cooling programs ?

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yog

Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2001
Location
Tacoma, WA
What is the difference between one of those CPU cooler programs and just putting your computer on standby when you leave it for a while (like overnight)?

Thanx
 

Hoot

Inactive Moderator
Joined
Feb 13, 2001
Location
Twin Cities
Standby is much better. The cooling programs lower your cpu temp during idle or low cpu loads. In my KT7A running WinME with ACPI enabled, it made a lot of difference on the idle temperature of my Tbird, but little difference on my Duron. Don't ask me why.

Hoot
 

Metaxas

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2000
Those cooling programs are bunk. I tried 3 different ones, and they didn't even lower my temp by 1 degree. Oh well, that's ok, the watercooler is humming right along, so no worries. :)