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RightMark CPU Clock Utility 2.1 Released

RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level monitoring and on-the-fly adjustment of the CPU performance level on supported CPU models via processor's power management model-specific registers (MSRs). In automatic management mode it continuously monitors the CPU usage level and dynamically adjusts the CPU frequency, throttle and/or voltage level as needed, realizing the "Performance on Demand" concept.

Changes to this version include (in reverse chronological order):

  • Added battery life time and battery charging time estimation.
  • Extended range of performance/power saving preference levels.
  • Added option to display CPU load meter or CPU load graph icon.
  • Fixed handling of Windows power management settings.
  • Fixed hiding of Windows power icon when the power source changes.
  • Fixed Intel Centrino platform chipset-based throttling settings.
  • New design of battery level icon.
  • Fixed battery level icon indication when battery life time info is unavailable.
  • Added option to hide battery icon when on AC power and fully charged.
  • Replaced CPU load meter icon with a CPU load graph icon.
  • Changed CPU throttle output format in log file.
  • Fixed Intel Centrino platform settings availability.
  • Fixed tray icons operation with nonstandard Windows shells.
  • Added option for the way of multi-core CPU load determination.
  • Added option for the CPU performance states transitions method (single-step or multi-step).
  • Fixed saving of some Centrino platform settings.
  • Added preliminary support for Intel Core 2 CPU family.
  • Added frequency icon units (MHz/GHz) selection.
  • Added battery info page and battery status icon.
  • Extended control/refresh intervals range (registry tweak).
  • Fixed AltVID Change Enable issues on AMD K8 revision E platforms.
  • Added AltVID stabilization time auto-adjust feature for AMD K8 rev. E platforms.
  • Unlocked complete range of AltVID settings for AMD K8 rev. E platforms.
  • Added option to show/hide main window button in Windows taskbar.
  • Added new default P-states tables for most AMD K8 CPUs.
  • Fixed saving of CPU info files and/or monitoring logs in a proper directory.
  • Added new Intel logos for nearly all Intel CPUs.
  • Modified P-states selection behavior (removed multiple states selection warning) for "Power Saving" and "Maximum Performance" profiles.
  • Added option to enable/disable profiles selection with left-clicking main tray icon.
  • Fixed occasional lockups at "multiple refresh" condition possible to occur when the system is under high load.
  • Fixed Windows Power Management special cases handling (when Suspend or Hibernate states are not allowed).
  • Fixed occasional lockups at program startup on AMD dual-core platforms.
  • Added proper VIDs table for AMD Turion CPUs.
  • Added unlocking FIDs, VIDs and TM2 target programming (as registry tweaks).
  • Added Intel Centrino (ICH4/ICH6/ICH7) CPU thermal and normal throttling settings.
  • Replaced animated icons for "Performance on Demand" profile with better looking ones.
  • Implemented Master P-States table feature (shared by all profiles).
  • Added VIA C7 PowerSaver technology support.
  • Fixed bugs in Transmeta CPU support.
  • Added CPUID check so that the profile settings won't load if the CPU mismatch is detected.

The release has also been bugfixed already:

  • Solved problems with changing display mode when the utility is running.
  • Application settings saving on Windows session ending.

The new version is available for downloading here.

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