The Swiss Army Knife Of Overclocking
Monday, November 6, 2006 12:54:26 PM
I found, a time ago two great programs that doensnt require much configuration, and they do the job very effectivly.
They are Cpuidle and Cpu eat 'n' cool.
If you want an almost full control over your cpu, i would say get eat'n'cool, pick cpuidle
Also cpu eat'n'cool is freeware, made by Stefano Ciccarelli.
CpuIdle is a CPU cooling and power management software.
CPU cooling will help you achieve these things:
- decrease CPU temperature
- enhance stability
- enable overclocking (overclocking increases temperature- CpuIdle gives additional headroom)
- increase CPU life (a decrease by 10°C doubles the life span)
- cut power consumption
Home of Cpuidle
CPU eat'n'cool description:
Every modern CPU supports the HLT instruction (opcode F4) that instruct the CPU to enter a stand-by state. Windows operating systems based on NT (like NT 4.0, 2000, XP) calls this instruction during the idle time. But sometimes could be useful to execute this instruction when the CPU is heavy busy, for example when you are playing a game. For example I have a notebook, and when the room's temperature is over 25°C I cannot play a game because the interal case temperature quickly goes over 75°C and the computer powers off itself. I cannot modify the hardware cooling systems of my notebook so I decided to write this program.
CPU Eat 'n' Cool (CpuEnC) 'eat' some CPU power to execute the HLT instruction. Your games or your applications will be a little slower while CpuEnC is active but your CPU will be surely cooler.
Home of CPU eat'n'cool