NEW CPU SPEED utility for G5 & portables

Duff-Man

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Dec 26, 2002
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Duff-Man says...While I do not have any particular need for this program, I will definitely speak up for the quality of Marcels' stuff - Tinker Tool and its big brother Tinker Tool System are great pieces of software...I much prefer Tinker Tool System over Cocktail, Onyx, or any of the other similar utilities....and his Hardware Monitor program is another almost-essential tool for your utilities folder......oh yeah!
 
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TDM21

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Jul 7, 2004
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Sounds like one of the new features already in Tiger:
"Battery System Menu
Easily change power management settings directly from the system menu."

Kind of expensive also. You can pretty much do the same thing with simple apple scripts.
 
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mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Rocksaurus said:
You had me excited there, I thought it would allow me to overclock my G5.
:(

Yeah same here. Is there software that lets you over-clock though, or is that just a figment of my vivid imagination? :(
 
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Tom P

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I myself love this utility, I don't want to keep my iMac G5's processor on high when I don't need to. There is a 20 + deg F difference if I do. You are pushing too high of heat already in an iMac G5, you don't need to BAKE your mid-plane. Plus, in the summer you will be outputting 500 less Btu's per minute into your room. That makes a difference in a room that faces the sun all day. As for price, what is it in US dollars?
 
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TDM21

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Tom P said:
As for price, what is it in US dollars?
according to http://www.xe.com and the current exchange rate. It will cost 11.13 if the VAT is included. $9.60 without VAT. For that price I can live without it for now; just like SideTrack.
 
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840quadra

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Feb 1, 2005
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Tom P said:
I myself love this utility, I don't want to keep my iMac G5's processor on high when I don't need to. There is a 20 + deg F difference if I do. You are pushing too high of heat already in an iMac G5, you don't need to BAKE your mid-plane. Plus, in the summer you will be outputting 500 less Btu's per minute into your room. That makes a difference in a room that faces the sun all day. As for price, what is it in US dollars?

Heh,

During the end of winter, running SETI on a few of my comptuers in my small computer room, I was able to turn off the heat for a weekend while working on a project, and having the comptuers dump out heat into the room.

Needless to say it does get hot in the summer with the same computers running. I will have to try this utility, and the built in function of the G5 power management to see if I can keep my room cooler in the summer.
 
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Catfish_Man

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mad jew said:
Yeah same here. Is there software that lets you over-clock though, or is that just a figment of my vivid imagination? :(
Unlikely. The G5's clock management and setup is pretty freaking complex (IBM's G5 based stuff uses a separate processor just to handle setting the G5 up so that it can start). Not something I can imagine software being able to tweak.
 
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joecool85

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Mar 9, 2005
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This is exactly what I need! I always switch between reduced and highest on my PB because when I run SETI on highest it gets too hot but on reduced with the laptop cooler its not bad.

**edit**
I downloaded it and found out that it will only run for 5 min and then close if you don't pay for it...so I got rid of it lol.
 
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