AMD PowerNOw on a hp nx6125 laptop

By vlatko
May 27, 2006
  1. hello!

    i have the following HP laptop:
    Notebook HP NX6125 (PY421EA), AMD Sempron 3100+,TFT 15", 512 MB, DVD+RW dual, HDD 60 GB, wireless, bluetooth, Windows XP Home

    though the processor should work on 1.8ghz it only works on 789mHz. when i change the option in bios, and disable amd power now technology, the processor works at 1.8ghz as it should. could anyone explain that option to me, what it does, how it works and should i have it enabled or disabled.

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It's supposed to do that in order to decrease power consumption (and temperature) and increase battery life.

    It should automatically adjust the CPU speed based on what you do - you won't need full speed to idle on the desktop.
  3. vlatko

    vlatko TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    so, basically, it's best to leave it enabled?
  4. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 425

    yep, it'll save you battery time and auto adjust to full clock speed when windows needs it.
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