SOLVED (Re: Python hits the spot)

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Wed Jun 26 03:09:39 CEST 2002


On Tue, 25 Jun 2002 15:12:47 -0700, "Jimmy Retzlaff" <jimmy at retzlaff.com> wrote:

>Bengt Richter wrote:
>>>> Well, lucky guess on the heat. That _probably_ accounts for laptop
>>>> going to 87% and then shutting down, but how about the other huge
>>>> slowdowns in your big loop of 8? Did you get that diagnosed too?
>>>> Just curious ;-)
>>>
>>>On my stationary machine definitely not. The 8 steps remain constant.
>I=20
>>
>>Still curious ;-)
>
>I believe that newer mobile CPUs will throttle back their clock speed in
>response to heat. This could explain the slow down. Apparently the
                                      ^^^-- or "some of the"
>lowest clock speed wasn't low enough to keep the CPU happy...
>
Yeah, I understood that (having introduced the concept into this thread, I think ;-)
But it was not clear to me whether that explained _everything_ (see other post re two
readings of "On my stationary machine definitely not. The 8 steps remain constant." ;-)

Regards,
Bengt Richter



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