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L>MS

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Jun 19, 2004
My Win2k Idle temperatures are about 6-8C higher than my XP Pro and Linux temps... Why? What? HOW?

Anyone else noticed this?
 

stan03

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Mar 30, 2003
Sophisticated said:
Why do you think they make windows better and better:)

no, 2k cannot be that much more "inefficient" there is most likely some other reason for this.
 

turd

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Sep 16, 2001
I seem to remember it has something to do with how 2k uses the hlt command. There is a way using reshack to enable this and some programs like CPU idle or rain were able to enable this and you could see idle temp drops.
 
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L>MS

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Jun 19, 2004
I am using a temperature monitor that I mounted under the diode and monitor it externally and not through the hardware. I am, strangely enough my temps have now risen for Windows XP Pro aswell...

If I didn't need windows to play Far Cry I wouldn't even have it near my computer...