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Re: RHL 8.0.93 on Tyan Tiger MP S2460




> Is it possible that *generally* (not only Red Hat) the Linux kernel
> manages CPUs differently so that AMD Athlons produce more heat than
> under Windows??

I think the linux kernel tries to play it safe and doesn't do anything
particularly special to reduce the Athlon power consumption. There are a number
of hardware registers which can be used and people have tried using them, but
they can sometimes cause system instability if the power supply can not handle
the rapidly changing current demands or if chipset errata are not allowed for.

Try looking at some of these references for further information:

http://vcool.occludo.net/
http://grassomusic.de/english/amdk7.htm

    Jon






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