... until the collector arrives ...

This "blog" is really just a scratchpad of mine. There is not much of general interest here. Most of the content is scribbled down "live" as I discover things I want to remember. I rarely go back to correct mistakes in older entries. You have been warned :)


Windows CPU Speed Stepping

Applications that attempt to adjust their behaviour based upon the measured CPU speed (e.g. video games like Unreal Tournament) may behave erratically on lap-tops that use CPU speed stepping to save battery power.  You can turn off speed stepping under XP by going to the Power control panel and selecting the Home Office/Desk power configuration.  I'm not sure how people figured this out -- the control panel does not offer any clues as to what system parameters are adjusted for each setting and the Microsoft documentation is no help either.  It works, though.

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