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it might be that you don't have ACPI, or the powernow-K7 loaded in your kernel. Look at modconf, that will give you a meu list of all the modules in your kernel(I'm assuming you are using a stock kernel, from your distro)
Originally posted by Electro You can use mobile processor or Sempron in place with your processor.
Electro: thanks for the reply. I'm afraid I'm a little slow and not quite following what you are suggesting. Do you suggest I declare my CPU as a Sempron in my config? If so, would you be kind enough to point me to the files I need to modify to do so?
Originally posted by Electro Abit does not have any models that states KV8 for K7 processors. They have KV7.
Good catch! Fat finger. Indeed, my MOBO is a KV7 - not a KV8. It's a socket A, VIA KT600.
Originally posted by demoman Electro: thanks for the reply. I'm afraid I'm a little slow and not quite following what you are suggesting. Do you suggest I declare my CPU as a Sempron in my config? If so, would you be kind enough to point me to the files I need to modify to do so?
I mean is physically take out the processor and use either a mobile processor or Sempron processor. If you want me to simplify it even more, buy a new processor.
Originally posted by Electro I mean is physically take out the processor and use either a mobile processor or Sempron processor. If you want me to simplify it even more, buy a new processor.
Duh. Buying a new processor?! Hmm. This whole server is made up of old parts. No plan to buy anything. If I can't get powersave to work I'll just let this CPU runs full-speed until it dies. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
Originally posted by microsoft/linux why does he need a new CPU? Is there something about the 1Ghz athlons that they don't support CPU frequency stepping?
That's exactly what I am wondering. This is what the powernow messages seem to indicate. I googled and went to the AMD website but couldn't find any relevant information as to whether this CPU does or not support PowerNow!.
Rezzie - thank you very much. This looks like I needed. My reading of all this is that my Athlon Thunderbird doesn't support PowerNow! and that what you suggest is the only alternative. I'll update the thread once I get around following this how-to.
Originally posted by microsoft/linux I didn't see anything on the AMD website to suggest that it supports PowerNow!. I know my Athlon XP-M supports it, and is also the K7 chipset. I thought the Athlon series had PowerNow!.
Thanks for checking M/L. If anyone has a definite URL for checking what CPU supports PowerNow, please post it.