Does OSX have throttle software (ie to turn the processor down) inbuilt?NJuul said:
apple.com said:A Better Battery
Tiger improves battery life with an intelligent power management technology that manages your system automatically. For example, Tiger can slightly dim the display automatically when running on battery power, and it doesnt require the hard disk to spin up as often to flush the disks cache. If you want to tune the settings manually, you can use one of the two alternative power profiles or you can create your own.
And you don't have to fear sleep. Mobile Macs wake from sleep in a second, almost as fast as it takes to lift the PowerBook or iBook screen.
hmmm...I currently have a t43 and I turn it down from 1700 to 800 when mobile...massive save in battery life and heat + fan...yippy said:The hardware does. The throttling is controlled by firmware, independent of the OS. For PPCs there was a limited throttling control under System Preferences->Energy Saver->Options. You could set the processor to Highest, reduced, or auto, but I think they took this out with the Intels because the processor does such a good job on its own.