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Poll: VoodooPower User Survey (734 member(s) have cast votes)

Which CPU do you use this on?

  1. Intel Pentium M (29 votes [3.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.95%

  2. Intel Pentium 4/D (40 votes [5.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

  3. Intel Core (2) Solo/Duo/Quad (463 votes [63.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.08%

  4. Intel Atom (100 votes [13.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.62%

  5. AMD K8 (31 votes [4.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.22%

  6. AMD K10 (22 votes [3.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.00%

  7. Intel I7 or newer (19 votes [2.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.59%

  8. AMD K11 or newer (10 votes [1.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.36%

  9. Other (20 votes [2.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.72%

Does it work successfully?

  1. Yes, no issues (362 votes [49.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.32%

  2. Yes, minor issues/annoyances (236 votes [32.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.15%

  3. No, Intel Pentium M/4/D (20 votes [2.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.72%

  4. No, Intel Core or newer (58 votes [7.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.90%

  5. No, AMD K8 (22 votes [3.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.00%

  6. No, AMD K10 or newer (15 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  7. No, other CPU (21 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

How do you rate the usefullness of VoodooPower?

  1. No use (105 votes [14.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.31%

  2. Poor (32 votes [4.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.36%

  3. Mediocre (54 votes [7.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.36%

  4. Useful (193 votes [26.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.29%

  5. Very useful (271 votes [36.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.92%

  6. My life depend on it (79 votes [10.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.76%

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#1
Superhai

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Version 1.2.3

Added the manual for VoodooPower: VoodooPower Manual

Update from 1.2.2 - Kernel frequencies updated
Update from 1.2.1 - Bugfixes and fixed bug when working with VoodooBattery
Update from 1.2.0 - Bugfixes for Pentium M, Some Pentium 4/D's, AMD K8, other overall bugfixes

Mini edition
If you only want the speedstep functionality, I have added a strip down version using the codebase from vp 1.2.4. It has all output and user control functions stripped, as well as AMD.

What does this thing do?
It will control some aspects of power management for your cpu. Most important is the speedstep functionality, to lower power footprint. It makes your cpu cooler or your battery lasting longer.

Where to get it?
Downloads, and support is to be done at http://www.superhai.com/ Source is available from http://code.google.com/p/voodoo-power/.

Doesn't work?
I have moved the source to Google Code, so if you have issues please make an issue report there. http://code.google.com/p/voodoo-power/
You can also post bug report at http://www.superhai.com/.
Please read this post before posting (explains how you can get the required debug information).

The future (1.3.x) (estimated late 2009)
  • Deeper kernel integration
  • Moving the hw controls to subclass kexts
  • Rewrite to allow it run properly under OS X 10.6
  • New bugs etc.
System Requirements?
  • Intel Pentium M/4/D
    Intel Core (2) Quad/Duo/Solo
    Intel Atom
    AMD K8/K10
    (Intel i7 and AMD K11 are still experimental)
  • Apple "Vanilla" Kernel 10.5.x (Darwin Kernel 9.x)
    Voodoo Kernel
    ("Snow" 10.6.x will soon be available)
    (other spinoff kernels might or might not work, and are not supported)
Any ideas for improvements? Tell me

This is the continuation of GenericCPUPowerManagement under a new name.

Just wanted to inform that I have started beta testing of some new kexts and if you want to try, read this.
For the moment I am beta testing VoodooBattery and VoodooPowerMini for Snow Leopard.

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For me now its good as 1.0.20 was - all versions above 1.1.X didnt stepping right the pstates on my C2D.
Now this new 1.2.0 voodoo steps smooth up/down ALL! of my 4 Pstates correct.
Thanks (C2D, E4400)

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The stepping seems much more structured than before. CPU-X reports stepping from 2ghz directly to 3ghz on my Core2Duo. Before it would jump all over the place. Then again, it may be doing this, but CPU-X isn't displaying it. Great work SuperHai! ;)

-Stell

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Where do you need to put the kext?

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So I guess me trying to use this with a Intel Celeron M cpu would either have no effect or kill my system?

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Works on my Giga UD3P. CPU-X is showing dynamic stepping ;)

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Works on my Giga UD3P. CPU-X is showing dynamic stepping ;)


I have the same mobo with Core Duo 2 processor and I did not saw anything related with dynamic stepping in CPU-X ;)

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Need some assistance here. Where do you need to put voodoopower.kext?

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should GenericCPUPMControl work with this?

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Need some assistance here. Where do you need to put voodoopower.kext?


use kext helper to install in the extensions folder ;)

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Kills my Shutdown ;)

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no Shutdown @ msiwind whit intel atom cpu...... 1.1.4 works fine !

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Kills my Shutdown ;)


I have the same bug, I can't shut down. I had to Uninstall :)

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Froze up the system have a Athlon x2 5000+ which I believe is a k10 and after I did a hard restart I couldn't boot back up it froze at where it says VoodooPower in -v -f boot
Had to boot into single usermode to remove kext to beable to boot again
And I couldn't boot into Safe mode either

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startup jam

error:
[MSR] detected invalid rdmssr (000000199) by cpm.superhai.driver.voodoopower at 0x1fd67e17
and other similar errors

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should GenericCPUPMControl work with this?


I'm gonna guess you'll want to use one or the other, not both.

-Stell

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I have the same mobo with Core Duo 2 processor and I did not saw anything related with dynamic stepping in CPU-X :blink:


Well you'll just have to use my upcoming guide, wontcha? :dev:

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crashing here (X2 k8) pal
thanks for your great effort!

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Works for me with no problems. Good job.

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yep kills shutdown on my MSI wind





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