View Full Version : how to place CPU in a low power state

20-04-2002, 03:29 PM
Hi I'm a preesF1 newbie have installed a duron 1 Ghz running windows 98 SE my powermanagment settings power down monitor and hard drive but i can still here cpu fan has my cpu powered down and its normal for this speed cpu to run fan due to temperature dropping to quick, i am concerned with cpu temp as VIA HMonitor reports 45 .C when idle

20-04-2002, 04:24 PM
As far as I am aware, the CPU is never put into a sleep or low state, so the fan must always run. Can't help on temp. My beast is not that modern!!

20-04-2002, 04:25 PM
you do not want the cpu fan to turn off even in suspend mode.

as far as temps go what is idle temp, load temp and case temp?

20-04-2002, 05:47 PM
What motherboard are you using? Different motherboards measure temperature differently.


21-04-2002, 11:56 AM
heh heh, this is where you see the difference between intel and AMD cpus. My 1GHz P3 fan turns off in suspend. Now if I could only aquire a case fan that runs off a motherboard header I could actually shut the damn thing up completely.... ;)