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| posted January 25, 2006 08:56 AM||profile edit reply w/quote IP|
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So in terms of actual hardware, the CPU will not function properly below 1.075?
It will... however, it can't go below that value.
Also if I were able to run the 8.0x multiplier at 1.075V would there be a point to even underthrottle (since it will stay at the same voltage)?
What is "underthrottle"? The voltage has NOTHING to do with throttle!
Also the advanced settings seem rather interesting. I notice there's a "Northbridge Low Power Enable" option. But I thought AMD K8 processor motherboards lacked a northbridge since the CPU actually has an integrated memory controller.
Funny Do you REALLY believe that the advanced CPU settings can tweak with motherboards? . You should know, for AMD K8 platforms, "Northbridge" is the very integrated memory controller you're talking about . However, seems like it's low-power capabilities cannot be enabled in a plain C1/HALT state, and require the OS to put the CPU into deeper (C2 or even C3) states. You can enable this option for C2/C3, however, there's no way to tell whether these states will actually be used.
Also what's considered a 'revision E' processor?
New 90-nm cores are all of revision E, I believe. Technically, revision E is indicated by the "new" CPU signature having a look of 0x20Fxx, which gives an "extended model" ID of 0x2x.