Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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devast8tor devast8tor is offline
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Default 12-11-2009, 06:52 AM

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Received my mini 10v yesterday, installed 10.6.2 relatively painlessly but am unable to get this working. CPU-i looks installed correctly, and the voodoo kext looks like it's in the right place (Kext Helper reported no issues on install either), but I'm not seeing speedstep throttling occurring even though it's enabled. Suggestions?
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Default 12-11-2009, 02:05 PM

Re: battery life. I haven't tried it yet but the solution is supposed to be using CPU-i to throttle. You have to enable this feature in CPU-i.

Re: "Doesnt seem to be stepping after kext install". You have to run update extra even if you used kext helper to install it.

Dell Mini 10v Mac OSX 10.6.2 1 GB RAM 160GB HDD BIOS A05 Blue Tooth 1510 WLAN 802.11g /n

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Default 12-26-2009, 04:21 PM

Just found this post, don't want to double post, BearHunter, any advice for me on the following thread? Thanks.

Update: Took the plunge, installed CPU-i and all seems to be working okay, see the speeds go up and down as would be expected as I load the system down. One question I do have, why would anyone want to use the throttle option, is that to limit the max speed below the processor's max to really increase battery life?

voodoopowermini.kext noob question
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Default 01-07-2010, 03:10 AM

Originally Posted by Jujube View Post
just a general question, do you guys realize high pitch whining noise when the cpu is running low?
I hear it also. I wonder why it does that :S
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Default 08-17-2010, 08:58 PM

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VodooPowerMini.kext and CPU-i work in Mac OS X 10.6.4 installed on Dell Mini 10v?
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