Originally Posted by sdlvx
All power saving stuff disabled,
Yea with CnQ and the C states disabled, The "200W jump" would not be representative of the entire CPU load, as it would have started off at 50W+ while "idle." I have had no problems running with C states and CnQ enabled with
an overclock. Give it a try sometime
I idle along at ~1V@1.4-2ghz (depending on BCLK speeds). The ability to have good performing idle states that are still responsive (and that "ramp up" very quickly to changes in load) is one of the most practical
advantages to BD/PD compared to phenom II I have run across.
Blender's actually how I found the 90c kill switch. I somehow made something in Blender that managed to make temps skyrocket past 90c within a few seconds when rendering while anything else only brought it into the 70s. It took a few times to actually figure out why my computer would just shut off as soon as I started rendering my new project. Thank god I have two monitors and a nice little widget in KDE to show me my temps at all times.
Yea, load conditions, CPU voltage, temps, Pstates.... all right on a panel in Mint Mate.
Linux is better than ever these days.
I had a strange sudden CPU temp spike occur while in BIOS once. I attributed it to *either* a looping error from instability or perhaps the pump in the CLC got stuck on a dead spot or something and didn't fire up on boot. I'll probably never know but I am not convinced that it was *actually* at the temps that it jumped to. Happened awfully fast.