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Re: [sc-dev] New PowerBooks, SC and CPU... ick...

Thanks everyone... I finally figured it out from what James sent (I think).

This is a new PB (one of the new ones since October). The pmset didn't quite do anything, but I followed down to the bottom of the second article where setting the Energy Saver to highest performance is mentioned again. I tried that again, and the spikes and glitches disappeared...

HOWEVER, the second any change is made (which changes the setting to "Custom") everything goes out the window. I had originally set the computer to highest performance, then turned off the option to let the hard disk spin down. This changed my setting to Custom, and automatically back to the variable CPU speed. Unfortunately, there is no way to set the CPU to the highest speed with any custom settings (at least from what I can tell).

This definitely solves the immediate problem... though quite irksome, that's for sure.

Thanks James, kernel and x for the assist!


Joshua Parmenter
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media
Raitt Hall - University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195


On Jan 5, 2006, at 7:21 PM, James Harkins wrote:

On 5 Jan 2006, at 21:17, Joshua Parmenter wrote:

I just got one of the new PB 1.67GHz machines, and there is a pretty significant problem that Apple says that can't solve on their end.

You got me real curious, so I did some poking around in the apple discussion forums.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=1252501&#1252501 -- see the stuff about pmset

-- but those are for "new" pbs as of October or so.

Maybe some help? Or is there a new pb revision that came out since then?

: H. James Harkins
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