JP Vossen on 1 Sep 2008 12:57:42 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] CPU Frequency scaling in PE750?

 > Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 15:28:19 -0400
 > From: Matthew Rosewarne <>
 > Subject: Re: [PLUG] CPU Frequency scaling in PE750?

On Sunday 31 August 2008, JP Vossen wrote:
 >> Any other suggestions for keeping power use and heat down using 
these >> PE750s?

> This is a "Prescott" core, which had such bad thermal & power
 > characteristics that it finally convinced Intel to throw the Pentium 4
 > design in the bin*. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot you can do
 > about it, since only the mobile versions had frequency scaling.

Figures.  Thanks for confirming.

 > If you're desperate, you might be able to underclock the chip by
 > manually  lowering the FSB speed in the BIOS, but the performance
 > penalty will be significant.

Not that desperate.

 > * This was probably the third best place to put the Pentium 4
 > "NetBurst" architecture, with the second and first being Yucca
 > Mountain and the 8th circle of Hell, respectively.

But wait, if you store them in Yucca Mountain, won't they get all nuked 
and contaminated?  Oh, wait...  ;-)  And wouldn't the 9th circle be 
better?  At least they'd stay cool.......

Thanks again,
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