Athlon Mobile - speed stepping
I didn't find much from searching...
So, has anyone gotten automatic speed stepping working for mobile athlon processors on regular mobos?
with a quick google search, I found this:
looks like it would be perfect. However, what about motherboards that require the "wire trick" to get the CPU recognized... does it then actually see it as a mobile athlon, or just a generic athlon? I would be really interested in getting a mobile athlon setup if this will work with it. It would sure be nice to have it clock itself way down when it was just sitting there not doing much but actually have some balls when it needs it...
So, if it hasn't already been done, could someone with a mobile athlon setup try this out and see if it works? or if there are better software solutions, I'd love to know about them.
edit: i just came across the AMD PowerNow! software... seems even nicer, but has anyone tried it out on a mobile athlon board? when i install it on my (non-mobile processor) desktop computer, it says the computer is not powernow! compatible (of course)... so I guess the big question is, does the software detect that the system is powernow! compatible when you do the wire trick on a regular motherboard? or on the mobile-ready motherboards? I'd love to hear from someone who has one.