Coolbook Settings

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kevin Paquet, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Kevin Paquet macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" (other specs info in my signature),

    I've recently purchased CoolBook and I'm wondering if it's healthy to undervolt a Macbook Pro, some say it is, some say it isn't and that is what really concerns me.

    Here is my undervolting setup.

    http://i45.tinypic.com/28hh7h2.png

    When I'm on battery, I undervolt the laptop to the following settings:

    http://i45.tinypic.com/ztvep5.png

    What are your CoolBook settings?
     
  2. Kevin Paquet thread starter macrumors member

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  3. maigado macrumors member

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    Ultimately, it doesn't matter what other people's settings are in that it seems that different machines, even ones with the same configurations, may have kernal panic at different voltages.

    For the adapter, my pairs are: 1600/.9000, 1800/.9500, 2000/1.0125.

    Sometimes, when things get a little overactive, I'll deselect Throttling active and force the voltage to 1600MHz at .9000V.

    My MBP is 2+ years old, so it has less power than yours does. CoolBook has been a big help to me. The machine was running too hot and the fan was too loud too much of the time. I was getting to the point where I was about to go back to my Windows desktop machine, which is close to dead silent. You literally have to put your ear right next to it to hear anything. Coolbook made the MBP usable again.

    Interestingly, once I upgraded the OS to Snow Leopard, it ran better again. But not as "peacefully" as it does with CoolBook.
     

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