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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2005 3:24:59 AM

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Can anyone help me understand what this file/driver does?

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...

As you can see there are new drivers dated May 2005, one is an .exe file and
4megs in size. Then you have a .zip file which is 981KB. Now i know one has
a GUI which is a larger file.

But what function does the smaller .zip file have?, it dosen't seem to
enable Cool 'N Quiet but is just a driver file for just the CPU?

A file called "AmdK8" gets added to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers....but thats
it it seems. So what function does this file add exactly?

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2005 3:25:00 AM

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Richard Dower wrote:
> Can anyone help me understand what this file/driver does?
>
> http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...
>
> As you can see there are new drivers dated May 2005, one is an .exe file and
> 4megs in size. Then you have a .zip file which is 981KB. Now i know one has
> a GUI which is a larger file.
>
> But what function does the smaller .zip file have?, it dosen't seem to
> enable Cool 'N Quiet but is just a driver file for just the CPU?
>
> A file called "AmdK8" gets added to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers....but thats
> it it seems. So what function does this file add exactly?
>
>
>

You mean the ones that say "Allows the system to automatically adjust the
CPU speed, voltage and power combination that match the instantaneous user
performance need?"
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2005 1:44:19 PM

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"David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
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> Richard Dower wrote:
>> Can anyone help me understand what this file/driver does?
>>
>> http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...
>>
>> As you can see there are new drivers dated May 2005, one is an .exe file
>> and 4megs in size. Then you have a .zip file which is 981KB. Now i know
>> one has a GUI which is a larger file.
>>
>> But what function does the smaller .zip file have?, it dosen't seem to
>> enable Cool 'N Quiet but is just a driver file for just the CPU?
>>
>> A file called "AmdK8" gets added to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers....but
>> thats it it seems. So what function does this file add exactly?
>>
>>
>>
>
> You mean the ones that say "Allows the system to automatically adjust the
> CPU speed, voltage and power combination that match the instantaneous user
> performance need?"
>

Nice one David. Thank god somebody is awake <g> %> )
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 4, 2005 11:41:20 PM

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"David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
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> Richard Dower wrote:
>> Can anyone help me understand what this file/driver does?
>>
>> http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...
>>
>> As you can see there are new drivers dated May 2005, one is an .exe file
>> and 4megs in size. Then you have a .zip file which is 981KB. Now i know
>> one has a GUI which is a larger file.
>>
>> But what function does the smaller .zip file have?, it dosen't seem to
>> enable Cool 'N Quiet but is just a driver file for just the CPU?
>>
>> A file called "AmdK8" gets added to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers....but
>> thats it it seems. So what function does this file add exactly?
>>
>>
>>
>
> You mean the ones that say "Allows the system to automatically adjust the
> CPU speed, voltage and power combination that match the instantaneous user
> performance need?"
>

As i said...it dosen't seem to enable Cool N' Quiet at all, normally a non
Plug & Play driver called cool and quiet also gets add, this is not listed.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2005 2:15:43 AM

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Richard Dower wrote:

> "David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
> news:11a25act5j7d091@corp.supernews.com...
>
>>Richard Dower wrote:
>>
>>>Can anyone help me understand what this file/driver does?
>>>
>>>http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...
>>>
>>>As you can see there are new drivers dated May 2005, one is an .exe file
>>>and 4megs in size. Then you have a .zip file which is 981KB. Now i know
>>>one has a GUI which is a larger file.
>>>
>>>But what function does the smaller .zip file have?, it dosen't seem to
>>>enable Cool 'N Quiet but is just a driver file for just the CPU?
>>>
>>>A file called "AmdK8" gets added to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers....but
>>>thats it it seems. So what function does this file add exactly?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>You mean the ones that say "Allows the system to automatically adjust the
>>CPU speed, voltage and power combination that match the instantaneous user
>>performance need?"
>>
>
>
> As i said...it dosen't seem to enable Cool N' Quiet at all,

How did you determine that?

> normally a non
> Plug & Play driver called cool and quiet also gets add,

'Normally' for what?

> this is not listed.


http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/...

http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/Downloadab...

"If Windows® ME or Windows 2000 is used, the AMD Athlon 64 Cool’n’Quiet
Software for Windows ME and Windows 2000, Version 1.0.1.7 should be downloaded.

If Windows XP is used, the AMD Athlon 64 Processor Driver for Windows XP,
Version (exe) 1.1.0.14 should be downloaded."



This would seem to be rather explicit. For pre-XP windows you need the "AMD
Athlon 64 Cool’n’Quiet Software" and for XP you need the "AMD Athlon 64
Processor Driver for Windows XP."




"To enable the Cool ‘n’ Quiet feature on a Windows XP system, you have to
change the power scheme. Open the ‘Power Options’ from the Control Panel.
Choose the power scheme ‘Minimal Power Management’ and click ‘OK’ to enable
Cool ‘n’ Quiet."

"On a Windows 2000 or Windows ME system, an AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet tab will
appear under Power Options when the Cool ‘n’ Quiet software for Windows
2000 and Windows ME is installed. This must be set to “Automatic Mode” for
Cool ‘n’ Quiet to be enabled."




"To check Cool ‘n’ Quiet functionality, a third party application that
measures the current processor clock speed of the computer, such as
WCPUCLK, can be used. Under Windows XP only, a built-in indicator of
current processor frequency is included."

Or use their 'dashboard' demo.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...


All of which presumes you have a motherboard that properly supports the AMD
Cool ‘n’ Quiet functionality.

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/Processors/DevelopWithAMD/1,,...
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2005 6:22:43 AM

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"Richard Dower" <richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:
> "David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
>> Richard Dower wrote:

>>> Can anyone help me understand what this file/driver does?

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...

>>> As you can see there are new drivers dated
>>> May 2005, one is an .exe file and 4megs in size. Then you have
>>> a .zip file which is 981KB. Now i know one has a GUI which is
>>> a larger file. But what function does the smaller .zip file
>>> have?, it dosen't seem to enable Cool 'N Quiet but is just a
>>> driver file for just the CPU? A file called "AmdK8" gets added
>>> to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers....but thats it it seems. So
>>> what function does this file add exactly?

>> You mean the ones that say "Allows the system to automatically
>> adjust the CPU speed, voltage and power combination that match
>> the instantaneous user performance need?"
>
> As i said...it dosen't seem to enable Cool N' Quiet at all,

Does it or doesn't it?

> normally a non Plug & Play driver called cool and quiet also
> gets add, this is not listed.

Normally? I think you need to provide more information.

If the file does not do what AMD says it does, maybe you should
ask AMD.

Good luck.



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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2005 11:01:41 PM

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"David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
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Richard Dower wrote:

> "David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
> news:11a25act5j7d091@corp.supernews.com...
>
>>Richard Dower wrote:
>>
>>>Can anyone help me understand what this file/driver does?
>>>
>>>http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...
>>>
>>>As you can see there are new drivers dated May 2005, one is an .exe file
>>>and 4megs in size. Then you have a .zip file which is 981KB. Now i know
>>>one has a GUI which is a larger file.
>>>
>>>But what function does the smaller .zip file have?, it dosen't seem to
>>>enable Cool 'N Quiet but is just a driver file for just the CPU?
>>>
>>>A file called "AmdK8" gets added to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers....but
>>>thats it it seems. So what function does this file add exactly?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>You mean the ones that say "Allows the system to automatically adjust the
>>CPU speed, voltage and power combination that match the instantaneous user
>>performance need?"
>>
>
>
> As i said...it dosen't seem to enable Cool N' Quiet at all,

How did you determine that?

> normally a non Plug & Play driver called cool and quiet also gets add,

'Normally' for what?

> this is not listed.


http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/...

http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/Downloadab...

"If Windows® ME or Windows 2000 is used, the AMD Athlon 64 Cool’n’Quiet
Software for Windows ME and Windows 2000, Version 1.0.1.7 should be
downloaded.

If Windows XP is used, the AMD Athlon 64 Processor Driver for Windows XP,
Version (exe) 1.1.0.14 should be downloaded."



This would seem to be rather explicit. For pre-XP windows you need the "AMD
Athlon 64 Cool’n’Quiet Software" and for XP you need the "AMD Athlon 64
Processor Driver for Windows XP."




"To enable the Cool ‘n’ Quiet feature on a Windows XP system, you have to
change the power scheme. Open the ‘Power Options’ from the Control Panel.
Choose the power scheme ‘Minimal Power Management’ and click ‘OK’ to enable
Cool ‘n’ Quiet."

"On a Windows 2000 or Windows ME system, an AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet tab will
appear under Power Options when the Cool ‘n’ Quiet software for Windows
2000 and Windows ME is installed. This must be set to “Automatic Mode” for
Cool ‘n’ Quiet to be enabled."




"To check Cool ‘n’ Quiet functionality, a third party application that
measures the current processor clock speed of the computer, such as
WCPUCLK, can be used. Under Windows XP only, a built-in indicator of
current processor frequency is included."

Or use their 'dashboard' demo.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/...


All of which presumes you have a motherboard that properly supports the AMD
Cool ‘n’ Quiet functionality.

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/Processors/DevelopWithAMD/1,,...
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2005 11:04:28 PM

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"David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
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Read the .pdf documents, it says you need the .exe file. It says nothing
about the much smaller .zip file. The .exe file installs the Cool 'N Quiet
non Play & Play driver + the GUI and the AmdK8 driver.

I know what the .exe file does and what it installs, i'm asking about the
..zip file. And is "Minimal Power Management" a new option that was added
under "Power Options"?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 6, 2005 6:31:19 AM

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Richard Dower wrote:

> "David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
> news:11a4rj0b0giss20@corp.supernews.com...
>
> Read the .pdf documents, it says you need the .exe file. It says nothing
> about the much smaller .zip file. The .exe file installs the Cool 'N Quiet
> non Play & Play driver + the GUI and the AmdK8 driver.
>
> I know what the .exe file does and what it installs, i'm asking about the
> .zip file. And is "Minimal Power Management" a new option that was added
> under "Power Options"?

Why don't *you* try reading the information?


They BOTH have the title, and description, "AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Driver
for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Version (exe) 1.2.2.2 - Allows the
system to automatically adjust the CPU speed, voltage and power combination
that match the instantaneous user performance need" with the distinction
being...

The (exe) description explicitly says "This package is recommended for
users whom desire a graphical user interface for installation. This .EXE
driver is a user friendly localized software installation of the driver
designed for end-users."

The (zip) description explicitly says "Download this Setup Installation
program (ZIP) to automatically update all the files necessary for
installation if you are using the Have Disk feature of Windows driver
installation."

So which method do you want to use, GUI or "have disk," to accomplish the
same thing?

Go argue with AMD if you think their zip "doesn't work."
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
June 6, 2005 10:44:17 PM

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"David Maynard" <nospam@private.net> wrote in message
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>Go argue with AMD if you think their zip "doesn't work."

Tail between legs and walking away.........
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