I have built a HTPC based on a Phenom II 4X and based on Win 7.
In order to reduce heat/noise I also played with K10stat and was able to safely reduce Vid.
When playing, I realized that in most cases when the load was low the CPU switched to P-State III which equates to 4x 800MHz.
This is what Cool'n'quiet is all about, right?
Meanwhile I realized the the CPU seems "locked" to P-state 0 which equates to 4x 3.2GHz even at low loads which is a pure waste and creates noise.
I have checked the Bios settings and sure enough C'n'Q is activated.
What have I missed here?
Thank you for a useful hint
P.S. Thank you too for the patience as for you me question is probably trivial.
It is in the screensaver menu, click the bottom left tab in the screensaver menu, if it is on High Performance it will not allow for the C-n-Q to throttle the CPU...it has to be on balanced or power saver
There is no preference menu to my knowledge.
K10stat needs to be started using the Win 7 Taskscheduler.
I have used the folloeing settings without success:
Independent of user - not storing password
Program: k10stat.exe -loadprofile1 -nowindow