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CpuIdle for cooling

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Puer Aeternus

Sep 23, 2001
In your head (Ottawa.Canada)
Can anyone here give me any detals on the Prog "CpuIdle" and how it works. Does anyone use it, it's results and does it work for AMD chips/boards?
I am looking to see if I can get accurate temps for my board and heard that this prog will help you find accurate temps and even lower them..sounds to good to be true.
(did not know whether to post this in cooling or software)
idling programs

These programs add a "halt on idle" command, so that the cpu will stop trying to do tasks when there's nothing for it to do. Programs like this will lower the idle temperature of the cpu somewhat. But you'll hear opinions both ways about whether it extends processor life or reduces it. Idle temperatures don't really matter anyway. Some versions of windows have this already built in. I believe NT4, Win2k, and winXP all use this type of thing to relieve the cpu when it has no work load.
I run CPUidle. I find it works very well. I have a 1600+ at 1825mhz, 2.05v and a TC-4 cooling it. I get about 38 idle and 47 load with that setup. When I run cpuidle I get around 28-33 ilde and 45-47 load. It doesnt really help too much with the load temps, but it does help somewhat in a way.