Is CPUidle any good?

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  1. Vampyromaniac

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    Hey, does anyone use CPUidle? And is it worth getting?

    (...and is this in the right forum, lol)

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  2. DallasStar

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    its good if you don't have windows xp... otherwise, its useless because winxp has something similar hardcoded into the operating system
     
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    OK, I have Win98.... I don't know if I should get it though... Does it ever cause crashes, anyone?
     
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    it shouldn't cause crashes.
     
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    From what i heard and when i used it, it was fine and i didnt have bit of trouble
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Oh, one other thing... They say it will enable some "special" features of CPU's that are usually disabled. Is this BS, and if not are those features even useful?
     
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    i tried it with win 98 before and it slows down my pc. It claims that it won't do that. I tried runing a freshly unzipped Rivatuner, which will extract the database. The extraction became really slow with cpuidle in the background.
     
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    What settings are you using in CPU Idle and what's your chipset/cpu? If you keep having difficulties, I'd suggest using VCool 1.8 Beta 8. I seems more efficient than CPU Idle, but both of them do a great job when you get them to work perfectly.
     
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    so which is better for winxp? cpuidle, cpucool or vcool?
     
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    nah :p i use standy mode when idle..
     
  11. DallasStar

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    winxp doesn't need any of these. it automatically does what these programs do. these programs don't affect xp
     
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    are you sure? cuz i have this buddy who's an extreme overclocker and he uses cpuidle in xp and claims to notice a difference... :rolleyes:
     
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    dude hit alt ctrl del and go to process and look at the one that one says that system idle process that is xp's equvilent ot cpuidle and the other programs metioned above
     
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    point taken... :rolleyes:
     
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    So does that mean all NT-based OS'es do not need these types of programs?
    (cuz I might be getting Win2000 soon) :)
     
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    only winxp.
     

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