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Default Speedstep & throttle inquiry - 03-22-2010, 10:37 AM

I know there are already many posts dedicated to speedstepping and throttling, but I was hoping to get some benchmarks and feedback on different users experiences. I'm using the voodoopowermini kext to step and CPU-i to moniter and throttle. I've attached pngs of what I've got with just the web browser open (for writing this post) while not typing or opening any new web pages. In general when idle I'm at 996MHz, 1.020 v at 45 celsius. Is this actually a decent outcome or could I be cooler? What have others achieved for cooling and battery life and with what setup?
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Default 03-26-2010, 02:03 PM

Bump. Any speedsteppers and throttlers out there?
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Default 03-27-2010, 04:01 PM

Would you tell me what speedstep is pls?

I dont know it because i got my v10 one week ago, so i'm pretty new to this
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Default 03-28-2010, 05:23 AM

Hi,

I am using the voodoomonitor.kext (not the voodoomonitormini)

And I am with 10.6.2 and the NBI 0.8.4RC1 at 27 Degrees and 798MHz when the prozessor didnt doing too much.


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Default 03-28-2010, 12:35 PM

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Hi,

I am using the voodoomonitor.kext (not the voodoomonitormini)

And I am with 10.6.2 and the NBI 0.8.4RC1 at 27 Degrees and 798MHz when the prozessor didnt doing too much.
are you sure that it's 798MHz? Because as far as I know the 10v only goes down to 996Mhz.

What voodoo kext are you using exactly? the voodoomonitor.kext is only to access speedstep information, as far as I know. the voodoopowermini.kext is the one doing the speedsteping.
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Default 03-28-2010, 03:01 PM

It does goes down to 798 mhz.
NBI 0.8.4 RC1 uses AppleIntelCPUPowerManagment.kext, not VoodooPower.

I'm not sure if chrispi79 added any extra kexts, but it speed steps (more or less) without any.


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Default 03-28-2010, 04:55 PM

Will the N280 and N270 both speedstep down to 798 mhz? I have the N280 and according to my P-states in voodoomonitor x 6.0 multiplier sets it at 996 mhz. Also I did install the kext that comes with voodoomonitor, is that needed to monitor with voodoomonitor? One other thing i noticed is that my cpu temps are about 10 degrees higher in instat vs. voodoomonitor. not sure which is correct or how to fix it.
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Default 03-28-2010, 08:10 PM

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Will the N280 and N270 both speedstep down to 798 mhz? I have the N280 and according to my P-states in voodoomonitor x 6.0 multiplier sets it at 996 mhz. Also I did install the kext that comes with voodoomonitor, is that needed to monitor with voodoomonitor? One other thing i noticed is that my cpu temps are about 10 degrees higher in instat vs. voodoomonitor. not sure which is correct or how to fix it.
Yes, I'd like to know this too since the voodoopowermini kext also bottoms out at 996 MHz for my N280. Would I have to reinstall SL with NBI 8.4 or can 8.3 support the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagment.kext (my originary install was with 8.3)? With 8.3, could I just delete the voodoopowermini kext, install the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagment.kext and then run update extra? And if so,where would I put the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagment.kext? In the Mini10vExt folder?


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Default 03-28-2010, 09:47 PM

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It does goes down to 798 mhz.
NBI 0.8.4 RC1 uses AppleIntelCPUPowerManagment.kext, not VoodooPower.

I'm not sure if chrispi79 added any extra kexts, but it speed steps (more or less) without any.
Am I right in thinking that the new nbi 0.8.4 rc1 has speed stepping included meklort? I have this installed and it running very well although I checked cpu-x and dont see it stepping down in any way. I have a 10v with osx 10.6.2.

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