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  • #31
    Then you have to deal with the linux cpuscaler.

    Maybe running:

    > cpufreq-set -c 0 -u 600 -c 1 -u 600

    should do the trick.
    Change 600 with the default frequency of slowest pstate, cpufreq utilities won't update their statistics.

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    • #32
      Hi blackshard,

      I am not really good at testing these things, nor am I any good at writing code for this. But I do like having these tools, since on Windows there are some really nice ones.

      So in the form of support for this project, can I send you a motherboard and CPU for the K8 processor? I have a MV-40 and a Athlon 64 3000 (754), working with the same mobo (MSI). Also, what other hardware do you have? Would a X2 3600 (AM2+) do you any good? I am having to guess at some of these specs since I don't have these with me right now.

      I do wished that AMD would be willing to support these efforts by sending some hardware to developers.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by gtrawoger View Post
        Hi blackshard,

        I am not really good at testing these things, nor am I any good at writing code for this. But I do like having these tools, since on Windows there are some really nice ones.

        So in the form of support for this project, can I send you a motherboard and CPU for the K8 processor? I have a MV-40 and a Athlon 64 3000 (754), working with the same mobo (MSI). Also, what other hardware do you have? Would a X2 3600 (AM2+) do you any good? I am having to guess at some of these specs since I don't have these with me right now.

        I do wished that AMD would be willing to support these efforts by sending some hardware to developers.
        It would be really useful, but I don't want to ask people for money or hardware to support the project. I mean, if you got the hardware and it's taking dust on the shelf and the delivery will cost you zero or something like it, well it would be really appreciated.

        But if you're going to buy the mobo, buy the processor and spend even 10 euros for delivery, well, I can't say that I'm happy because many people use the program and don't care that just one person offered donations for the project.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by blackshard View Post
          It would be really useful, but I don't want to ask people for money or hardware to support the project. I mean, if you got the hardware and it's taking dust on the shelf and the delivery will cost you zero or something like it, well it would be really appreciated.

          But if you're going to buy the mobo, buy the processor and spend even 10 euros for delivery, well, I can't say that I'm happy because many people use the program and don't care that just one person offered donations for the project.
          Don't worry, these are surplus parts right now. I do build computers for friends quite a bit, and so I get some left overs sometimes.

          The only thing would be shipping. How far away are you from Toronto, Canada?? I am guessing quite a bit, since you mentioned Euros.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by gtrawoger View Post
            Don't worry, these are surplus parts right now. I do build computers for friends quite a bit, and so I get some left overs sometimes.

            The only thing would be shipping. How far away are you from Toronto, Canada?? I am guessing quite a bit, since you mentioned Euros.
            Actually I build computers for friends too, but mine don't left me anything valuable K10 support was built using friend computer's, but I had a solid base because I own a K8L and K8L and K10 share most of the power management. K8 instead are quite a bit different and I need a bit of rework.

            Anyway I'm from Italy, I think the shipment will cost a bit. I may pay it by myself if it worths.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by blackshard View Post

              Anyway I'm from Italy, I think the shipment will cost a bit. I may pay it by myself if it worths.
              How about this then: When I get feeling better (home with a cold) I will check out the parts that I have and I will send you some specs. You decide if you want them or not.

              I did a quick guess-timate of how much it would be ship to Italy from here. Small Parcel Ground - $14, Small Parcel Air - $32.

              So if you can wait (it will take 2 weeks or so for ground) it's not that unreasonable to ship the stuff.

              BTW, I measured a box 14"x12"x4" at 2 lbs (have fun with the metric conversion).

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              • #37
                Originally posted by gtrawoger View Post
                How about this then: When I get feeling better (home with a cold) I will check out the parts that I have and I will send you some specs. You decide if you want them or not.

                I did a quick guess-timate of how much it would be ship to Italy from here. Small Parcel Ground - $14, Small Parcel Air - $32.

                So if you can wait (it will take 2 weeks or so for ground) it's not that unreasonable to ship the stuff.

                BTW, I measured a box 14"x12"x4" at 2 lbs (have fun with the metric conversion).
                Well $14 for ground it's an acceptable cost. Here in Italy we have to spend 11 euros (that's more than $14) to just send a package in our own state

                Anyway no problems at all to wait for 2-3 weeks or even more.

                I wait for your specs, but i think anything on socket 754-939-AM2 will be suitable for the job. Don't worry about the heatspreader, I have lots of them. Lots of heatspreaders and no processors at all, just a Turion TL-52 with no notebook motherboard to fit it on :/

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by blackshard View Post
                  Then you have to deal with the linux cpuscaler.

                  Maybe running:

                  > cpufreq-set -c 0 -u 600 -c 1 -u 600

                  should do the trick.
                  Change 600 with the default frequency of slowest pstate, cpufreq utilities won't update their statistics.
                  Now I have another problem. When I boot my CPU only has two P-States enabled. My cfg file for TPC is set to configure three P-States, which it does successfully. I then use this command:

                  cpufreq-set -r -c 0 -d 525MHz

                  To set both of my cores to auto-scaling. This allows the cores to run at the middle P-State, (900 MHz), but not the lowest P-State (525MHz).

                  I believe this is because the CPU scaler does not three P-states on boot, and therefore does not allow for a third p-state to be added later on.

                  Is there any way to do this?

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                  • #39
                    Well, you may try to kill the cpufreq daemon and then rerun it. I don't know if this is sufficient to let it detect the third pstate.

                    BTW, there's the tpc builtin scaler.
                    You can configure the scaler options using a configuration file (check example.cfg file for documentation), also remember to set psmax and give valid values to the pstate you are going to "unlock".

                    Then launch the program this way:

                    > turionpowercontrol -cfgfile myConfFile.cfg -scaler

                    Obviously you need to disable the linux scaler: you may kill cpufreqd daemon or just set a fixed frequency, else the two scalers will interfere each other.

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                    • #40
                      Hi,

                      it would be very nice if you could add the option to use the cpuctl kernelmodule of FreeBSD.

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                      • #41
                        @blackshard,

                        Here is the hardware list:

                        1x MSI MS-7228 VER.1.0 Motherboard
                        1x AMD Turion 64 - ML-32 - TMDML32BKX4LD
                        1x AMD Athlon 64 - 3000+ - ADA3000AEP4AX
                        1x Stick of 512MB DDR Memory

                        If you need a CD-ROM, HDD and maybe another MOBO (Soltek SL-K8AN2E-GR, needs new CAPS on power side of mobo, 6x 3300uF@6.3V) let me know. It will add to the shipping cost though, but not by much.

                        So let me know if you want the stuff for this project.

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                        • #42
                          Oh, I forgot to mention, the MSI Board will take the Turion CPU. So you can test it on that.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by gtrawoger View Post
                            @blackshard,

                            Here is the hardware list:

                            1x MSI MS-7228 VER.1.0 Motherboard
                            1x AMD Turion 64 - ML-32 - TMDML32BKX4LD
                            1x AMD Athlon 64 - 3000+ - ADA3000AEP4AX
                            1x Stick of 512MB DDR Memory

                            If you need a CD-ROM, HDD and maybe another MOBO (Soltek SL-K8AN2E-GR, needs new CAPS on power side of mobo, 6x 3300uF@6.3V) let me know. It will add to the shipping cost though, but not by much.

                            So let me know if you want the stuff for this project.
                            Well I think the MSI mobo and the turion (or the athlon) would suffice. I already have tons of other components (ddr memory, HDDs and ODDs).

                            Can you, please, update me about the shipping costs?

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                            • #44
                              Stupid edit timeout: I can easily fix the Soltek mobo if you need the MSI for yourself.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by blackshard View Post
                                Stupid edit timeout: I can easily fix the Soltek mobo if you need the MSI for yourself.
                                Will it take the Turion?

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