CPU TM function
Possible values of an option:
The option description:
The given option defines, whether will be ([Enabled]) or not ([Disabled]) to be used the system of protection built in the processor from overheating. Naturally, in order to avoid a processor output out of operation at a stop of the fan of a cooler this mechanism should be involved. This option allows to select the version of technology of protection against overheating from some audits BIOS — initial ([TM1]) or improved ([TM2]). At setting of this or that value keep in mind that the advanced mechanism of protection has been entered in Pentium 4 on kernel Prescott since stepping E0.
The initiating variant of protection against overheating (Thermal Monitor 1) implies that at excess of threshold temperature the processor starts to pass automatically clock periods, reducing thus a thermal emission at the expense of productivity falling — includes so-called throttling. The advanced mechanism (Thermal Monitor 2) is more floppy — at overheating the processor reduces the factor with a simultaneous voltage reduction of a supply of a kernel. Besides greater efficiency it allows to diagnose the fact of critical rise in temperature easily.
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