[Fedora] Re: cpu overheating

Alan alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Dec 11 19:18:45 UTC 2006

On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 12:01:11 -0700
"Ashley M. Kirchner" <ashley at pcraft.com> wrote:

> Alan wrote:
> > precisely I suspect
> > because vendors didn't want people to be able to write software overclock
> > tools intentionally or otherwise.
> >   
>     Wouldn't BIOS' that have this feature fall in this category?  Or 
> that a different set of "people" that write software to over clock CPUs?

The BIOS setup deals with the actual master clocks for the board (which
are entirely board dependant and nobody else touches). They can set up
overclocking. The general purpose interfaces for speed control (the ones
Linux and Windows use) to the CPU don't allow that to be done. Probably
if you overclock the CPU by say 20% all your other speeds are 20% higher
than they should be, but that may well depend on the board.


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