How to Enable Intel Dynamic Acceleration (IDA) on Both Cores of a Core 2 Duo

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  1. StaFForD

    StaFForD Newbie

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    I finally got the program working, and got my BIOS password from Dell so I could disable Speedstep

    Unfortunately, I can't seem to increase my multiplier past the default 12 and therefor unable to overclock at all, but I can lower my VID. Am I doing something wrong or is it just not possible for me to do it?

    I have a T7200 in a Dell Inspiron E1705 btw
     
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    See unclewebb's signature for latest version of Throttlestop
    Introduction

    An EIST-unlocked bios will provide a full multipler (or half for 1066Mhz FSB P8xxx or T9xxx cpus) , gaining 4-17% more CPU performance on any IDA-capable Core 2 Duo/Quad CPU when using Throttlestop. Examples shown on the right. Throttlestop also extends the highest voltage range available which is handy for greater setfsb overclockability and decreases the lowest voltage available for undervolted battery life improvements. Combining dual/quad-IDA and PLL overclocking will give the greatest possible overclocking.

    Originally this thread only had Dell/Alienware dual-IDA C2D success stories. Now there is quite a few modded bioses below which allow the system to be dual-IDA overclocked.
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    Example of dual-IDA clocked C2D CPUs​
    SU9300-1.20 -> 1.40@x7
    SU9400-1.40 -> 1.60@x8
    SU9600-1.60 -> 1.80@x9
    SL9400-1.86 -> 2.13@x8
    SL9600-2.13 -> 2.40@9
    P8400-2.26 -> 2.40@x9
    P8600-2.40 -> 2.53@x9.5
    T9400-2.53 -> 2.66@x10.5
    T9550-2.66 -> 2.8@x10.5
    P8800-2.66 -> 2.83@x10.5
    T9600-2.80 -> 2.93@x11
    T9900-3.06 -> 3.20@x12
    Q9000-2.00 -> 2.26@x8
    Q9100-2.26 -> 2.53@x9
    Q9200-2.40 -> 2.66@x9.5
    U7600-1.20 -> 1.33@x10
    U7700-1.33 -> 1.46@x11
    T5270-1.40 -> 1.60@x8
    L7500-1.60 -> 1.80@x9
    L7700-1.80 -> 2.00@x10
    T7250-2.00 -> 2.20@x11
    T7300-2.00 -> 2.20@x11
    T8100-2.10 -> 2.30@x11.5
    T7500-2.20 -> 2.40@x12
    T7700-2.40 -> 2.60@x13
    T8300-2.40 -> 2.60@x13
    T9300-2.50 -> 2.70@x13.5
    T9500-2.60 -> 2.80@x14

    How to setup Throttlestop to use the extra multiplier the dual-IDA bios provides?

    See 2.0's great guide here skipping step 1 and step 2.

    Successful implementations of dual-IDA using ThrottleStop (TS)

    Dell/Alienware

    Latitude: D830+T9500, D830+T8100, E4300+SP9400, E6400+T9800.
    Inspiron: 1520+T7500.
    Vostro: 1400+T9300, 1500+T9300, 1500+T7250.
    XPS: 16+T9550, M1330+T7500, M1730+T9300.
    Studio: 1735+T8300

    Dual-IDA with modified BIOS

    kizwan's EIST Unlocked Example.pdf here explains how to mod your bios to be dual-IDA capable, with the resultant modified bios below:

    Acer: 3810T/3810TG, AS4310, EX5235, EX5220/EX5620/EX5620G/EX5620Z/EX5620ZG/TM5320/TM5720/TM5720G, 5230/5230E/5330/EX5630G/5630/5630Z/5630EZ/5725G/TM5730G/5730, AS5738ZG/5738DZG/5738Z/5738G/5738/5736Z/5736G/5338, 6920G, TM7730/TM7730G/EX7630/EX7630G/EX7630ZG, AS7738G/AS7738/AS7735G, 8731, 8735G, 8935. Eg: 5620G+T5270, 5920G.

    Clevo: M570RU

    Compal: NBLB2

    Gateway: P7805u

    HP: dv4-1xxx/CQ40/CQ45, dv5-1xxx, dv6-1xxx, dv7-2xxx, dv9+T7700, 25x0P/27x0P/65x0B.W/67x0B.W/6910P.W/85x0P.W/87x0P.W/HDX9000, HDX16/HDX18.

    Lenovo: R61.i.e/T61.p/X61.s.t/X300, Y450, F31.

    Packard-Bell: Ipower GX-M003GE, EN TR85 / TR86 / TR87.

    Quanta: TW8+T5870

    Sager: NP5793, NP2096

    Sony: VGN-AR760U, SZ56, VGN-TZ3RXN

    Toshiba: Qosmio X300

    Other notes


    • dual-IDA can be enabled on Linux as described

    • T4xxx/T6xxx/SU4100/SU7300 CPUs have no IDA support

    • Appears all other systems except Dell/Alienware have EIST locked down, so require a modded bios.

    • The 2510P's u7600 was single-IDA capable even prior to applying the modded bios however it was inactive. It required TS to activate IDA. Running TS in the background will maintain single-IDA as will exiting TS *only* if using a High Performance profile with minimum CPU set to 100%. Single-IDA increased the 2510P's Win7 WEI by 0.2 points as shown here.
     
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  3. unclewebb

    unclewebb ThrottleStop Author

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    All that work getting ThrottleStop working StaFForD and now I have to tell you that the T7200 does not support IDA mode. :(

    Thanks for the hard work nando4. I added a link to your post to the first post in this thread to help other users. I think many of the Alienware laptops also support adjustable EIST and Dual IDA mode.
     
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    :(

    oh well, at least I decreased my voltage
     
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    Got it working without any probs (afaik) on the Studio XPS 16 (old version) with a X9100

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry, feel free to move it ;)
    Read something about 'post your experiences on your xx setup here!'.

    Tested the 3,6 on half an hour of stress with the standard voltage without probs, so I guess she wants more..

    Btw: somehow wired that now, when everyones wants the newer cpus, these ways are figured out how to nearly oc every c2d...........
     
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    sorry, just noticed this reply (haven't been tracking this thread a ton)

    As you've discovered, that is how I am running it, with UAC disabled in Windows 7. I just updated to 2.85 and it seems a little less quirky. I also have my VID voltage turned down to 1.1 for a little cooler running.
     
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    Thanks kevin ;) this thing worked out perfectly on my Dell XPS M1330. Its got a T7300 if that matters.

    Will be using this on other lappies :p
     
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    Finally spent some quality time with the program. Thanks to unclewebb for his pointers along the way. I've previously been undervolting with RM Clock which does nothing with the IDA 9.5x FID so my computer wasn't ever running on it. I did some wPrime testing (five 32m runs) with Throttlestop set up like in the first post of this thread, then with my old RM Clock settings and then using neither of these, just Windows power management.

    Throttlestop was of course, noticeably quicker.
    [​IMG]

    The times for each run were
    1. 33.917 seconds
    2. 33.678
    3. 33.817
    4. 33.566
    5. 33.459

    [​IMG]

    1. 35.584 seconds
    2. 35.769
    3. 35.583
    4. 35.429
    5. 35.475

    And then the Windows times were

    1. 36.863
    2. 35.769
    3. 36.116
    4. 36.630
    5. 35.880


    On battery only, I noticed that Battery Bar has gone from an estimate of 2 hours 50 minutes to 2h 57m but since today has dropped down to 2h54m. Unfortunately, it seems like there's not much out there for measuring consumed cpu voltage but Battery Bar does have a discharge rate so seems that's the best I can get for now. I've noticed that it's gone up a little from using RMClock but that's a huge variable and I've not paid too much attention to it as of now.

    I'll keep a close eye on the discharge rate though and do some more testing. I'm really interested in how much power TS allows the CPU to use at full dual IDA w/ the processor usage in the ~10% area vs RM Clock's 6x FID SLFM.

    Other than task scheduler, is there a way to get TS to start up at logon? There must be some kind of registry addition but I'm not sure exactly.
     
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