Thanks a whole lot, Paul, for the kind words and the positive criticism; much appreciated - keep 'em coming!
Well, sometimes I find threads quite hard to follow, if being too brief or assuming some not-provided knowledge from the (no doubt: Many!) non-specialist forum readers. If being more detailed (which is typically ”my way”!), this may have the negative effect that the post increase in size, but the advantage is that I am certain that more people may benefit from it. I have the clear impression that you share this approach…
Thank you also very much for the information about troubadix’ ATIPOWERPLAY-driver
. The reason for asking here, even after having found that driver mentioned yesterday in the Oct. 2005-post, is that NHC ver. 2.0 came out about a year ago, while troubadix’ driver is almost two years old – so I figured that the old driver had been kind of been ”superseded” by, or at least incorporated into, the new NHC… but now I know that this is not the case, thanks to you. I will for sure follow your (very valuable!) advice and backup the current driver, before playing with the new ones by troubadix. Is it sufficient to just copy to a safe place all the C:\Windows\system32\ati*.* and C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ati*.* files plus the C:\Windows\system32\Oemdspif.inf or are there other files also necessary to backup?
I read the other day about your T42 won't shut down; nhc? ati? power manager?
-problem, and I wish I could help, but (fortunately!) I have not experienced anything like that. After having installed NHC ver. 2.06, I have undervolted the CPU (only the two multipliers x6 @ 0.732 V and x21 @ 1.116 V), but I have not yet performed other than relatively short stability-tests (using the NHC built-in ones). Anyway, the T42p w/NHC v. 2.06 has been stable – except from one single instance, which I however don’t know if I can blame NHC: One day, when I shut down, the computer in stead rebooted (and I am absolutely sure that I did not select reboot)… some kind of glitch, but only seen a single time under one month of use.
Now; absolutely off topic!
I have often read your posts, and have been constantly, pleasantly educated
while at the same time staring very envious
at your location… the (in my mind!) extremely exotic, sonny Solomon Islands! ”What am I doing here in Copenhagen”, I’m thinking; ”I should be having an exciting job out in the Paul’s Pacific!!” What am I going to do to realize the dream of sunny beaches, white sand, the wind in the palms etc… you wouldn’t happen to be in need for an assistant for whatever simple, manual work? [I am an electronics engineer w/Ph.D. in antennas and microwaves, but I guess that such are relatively useless out at the Solomon’s?]. OK, Paul – I have to get to bed here – I am going to dream about the white sand, the coral sea, the dolphins, the coconuts, the Solomons… oooh, man, how I envy you!!
Thanks, again, Paul – and please feel free to send me a thought next time when you sit on your sunny beach
- right there under the palms… (hopefully!) just enjoying the Pacific life!