Does you CPU take breaks? Posted on 26/11/2004 at 10:38 by Marc
- source: The Inquirer
Panosys has just released online a utility called ThrottleWatch. If your Intel processor cooling system isn’t efficient enough, a function named Thermal Monitoring is activated. This function reduces the processor temperature to avoid any crash or damage. It is transparent for the user but it reduces the computer performances, because of pause instructions send to the processor. The second Thermal Monitoring version integrated to the Socket 775 « J » and Pentium M processors also reduces the frequency.
Without being indispensable this utility check if your cooling system is efficient and if your processor is used at its full potential. So we advise you to do a stress test Prime95 when ThrottleWatch is working. If the processor Thermal Monitoring is activated you will have to improve your CPU cooling system!