Victor Balada Diaz
victor at bsdes.net
Wed Jan 11 23:52:23 PST 2006
On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 07:27:13PM -0500, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> It seems that powerd does very little in terms of reducing heat, and
> sacrifices performance while doing so. Am i wrong to assume that
> lowering the cpu's frequency should reduce consumed power, and therefore
> reduce the amount of heat produced? I have tested with mbmon and i see
> no difference between an idle system running with powerd at 75mhz, and
> at full rate without. Also, while testing the speed of a php script, i
> found myself refreshing it quickly in the browser to see the results of
> the timers. I was getting sporadic results, on an otherwise idle system.
> I noticed that if anything cpu intensive ran in the background, my
> script would execute quicker. I disabled powerd and restored the
> frequency, at this point i got more consistent results, and the script
> would execute over 100msec faster. It seems like its not adjusting the
> clock fast enough. Are these problems with powerd or just my hardware?
> It is an old athlon system, running on the via133 chipset .
I know that this is not what you're asking for, but anyway:
You should try sysutils/fvcool, it will reduce de heat a lot and the
performance will not suffer.
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