Software similar to centrino hardware control for apple?

asqy

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Is there any software out there that does a similar job that centrino hardware control does for PC laptops? You slow down the processor to lower the heat, improve battery life etc?
 

yippy

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There isn't any software that lets you do this. However, the Core Duo does this by itself automatically.
 

asqy

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NJuul said:
You can use this nice app to monitor the processor speed and temperature. You'll see it does as yippy^ says.
Does OSX have throttle software (ie to turn the processor down) inbuilt?

apple.com said:
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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.
 

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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.
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...