Compaq Armada E700 Notebook PC series Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet 2.10 A for Windows 2000 Publisher's description
Compaq Armada E700 Notebook PC series Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet 2.10 A for Windows 2000
The Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet is a Windows program for the Armada Series notebooks listed below that allows an enabled CPU to operate in multiple performance states:
* Battery Optimized (low frequency), and
* Maximum Performance (high frequency).
This applet places an icon in the Taskbar to provide a visual indication of the CPU state. It also allows the user to set/adjust the CPU state to their preference.
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP18114
PART NUMBER: N/A
FILE NAME: N/A
TITLE: Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet
VERSION: 2.10 Rev. A
LANGUAGE: US English (global)
CATEGORY: Operating System Enhancements
Compaq Armada E700, Armada E500, Armada M700
Compaq Evo N400c: All Models
Compaq Evo N600c: All Models
Compaq Evo N200 : All Models
Compaq Evo N160: All Models
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 SE
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows ME
Microsfot Windows 95 (very limited support, please see below)
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (very limited support, please see below)
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION: N/A
EFFECTIVE DATE: November 5, 2001
ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION ALLOWED: Yes
SOFTPAQ UTILITY VERSION: 5.0
The Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet is a Windows program that allows an enabled CPU to operate in multiple performance states: Battery Optimized (low frequency)and Maximum Performance (high frequency). This applet will place an icon on the system tray to provide a visual indication of the CPU state. It will also allow the user to set/adjust the CPU state to their preference.
- Adds logo for Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows ME. Signature files are also provided.
- Adds an external interface that returns the SMI interface revision mode under which the Applet is operating.
- Adds the ability to configure the SystemPrefs registry value to prevent the "(Recommended)" string from appearing after any of the choices in the user interface drop-down selection boxes.
- Adds enhanced error handling to the Transition Control SMI command when processing a system suspend message. The change forces the Applet to re-acquire transition ownership upon resume.
- Adds code to request transition ownership when processing the system critical resume message. When a critical hibernate occurs, the Applet does not receive any system level notification. The change forces the Applet to re-acquire transition ownership upon resume from a critical hibernate.
- Fixes a user interface issue. If the user selected "Maximum Battery" for their "Running on batteries" preference and closed the user interface dialog, the Applet would set the preference to "Battery Optimized Mode" when the user reopened the user interface dialog box.
- Fixes issue where, when running on AC, if the user could open the tray icon's pop-up menu and removed AC before making a menu selection, the user could still select "Automatic" mode. The change disallows selection of this non-supported mode.
- Adds static transition support for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. Static transition support means that AC insertion/removal events trigger transitions and Maximum Performance and Battery Optimized Performance are the only supported modes on Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. Due to the system requirements for Automatic and Maximum Battery modes, these modes are not supported on Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0. Under Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0, the IST Applet v2.1 will look and feel just like the IST Applet v1.3 and earlier versions.
- Modifies InstallShield installer so that it does not cause an error if a handle is open to the prpcui.dll. The installer program sets up the wininit.ini to replace the locked file on the next reboot.
HOW TO USE:
1. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number above.
2. Double-click to execute the Softpaq file.
3. Press the spacebar to continue with the setup.
Once you confirm the directory where the files will be extracted to, SETUP.EXE should run automatically to install the deliverable. If it is not automatic, then double-click SETUP.EXE. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. After the installation is completed, you may delete the directory created in step 2 if you wish.
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