No pre-linked kernel. The SSDT_USB is identical, besides the S-definitions (which we covered).
Fine. The S-definitions won't matter.
Could be the P-States yes. Can we actually disable SpeedStep with our current SSDT_PR through the BIOS?
I would have done that by now because when that changes your Geekbench score, then you know that the CPU stepper is doing something. Good or bad.
BTW, does Lion have the same AICPUPM version?
Let me check. Ok. The one used with DP2 and DP3 is newer. I did not bother to upgrade to the latest, but I only did that to prevent from being distracted. No time to waste after all
We need a simple tool that dumps the values of the following MSR's - so that someone can run it on a real Sandy Bridge Mac:
0x198 MSR_IA32_PERF_STATUS / MSR_PERF_STATUS
0x199 MSR_IA32_PERF_CONTROL / IA32_PERF_CTL
// Sandy Bridge & JakeTown specific 'Running Average Power Limit' MSR's.
// Sandy Bridge IA (Core) domain MSR.
// Sandy Bridge Uncore (IGPU) domain MSR's (Not on JakeTown).
And compare them with the data from our Asus boards.