Softpedia Editor's Review for RightMark CPU Clock Utility
On the fly adjustment of the CPU multiplier, voltage level and more.
Written by Andreea Matei on November 28th, 2011
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Hardware monitoring is vital for the well being of any computer and can be performed nowadays via a wide range of software solutions that offer you a hint about the health of the components that constitute your system. The most important and relevant information is the one with regard to the Central Processing Unit, or CPU for short. RightMark CPU Clock Utility is bent on providing insights into the CPU's most significant parameters and to allow users to create profiles for various power and performance scenarios.
RightMark CPU Clock Utility is completely portable, so you can carry it around on a removable drive without burdening your system's registry. Its main and only window is structured in several sections, each of them providing you access to a whole new set of features. The CPU information can easily be accessed from the designated field and it includes data regarding the model, core, revision and unique signature, as well as core clock, CPU and OS load, temperature, multiplier and voltage values.
The Monitoring module displays graphically the core clock and throttle, the CPU / OS load, frequency and voltage and the core temperature. From the Management section, you can configure the Multi-CPU load calculation method, standby/hibernate actions and the settings regarding CPU defaults.
The Profiles management is a wider section that includes scenarios for both AC power and battery mode. From here, you can edit five different CPU performance states, by manually adjusting the CPU multiplier (FID) and the requested voltage level (VID). What's more, by enabling P-State transitions (PST), it is possible to design power saving schemas based on these values. More advanced power management settings can be accomplished through the Performance On Demand feature, which aside from P-State transitions, is also based on tweaking the throttle paramaters.
Other sections of RightMark CPU Clock Utility will enable you to view battery information if you run it on a laptop or to setup various power state configurations, as well as to fine-tune the settings for the P-State transitions.
All in all, the application permits a state-of-the-art calibration for CPU and power management scenarios and is, without a doubt, an advanced solution for monitoring the processor's health. Even though it sports a plethora of features, it's not complicated to work with and both beginner and professional users will benefit from it.
RightMark CPU Clock Utility description
Here are some key features of "RightMark CPU Clock Utility":
· Real-time CPU clock and CPU/OS load level determination and monitoring (with optional logging)
· Detection of virtually any form of CPU clock throttling
· Dynamic on-demand CPU performance state (P-state) transitions via real-time adjustment of CPU multiplier (FID) and/or requested voltage level (VID)
· Dynamic on-demand CPU clock modulation via real-time transitions between CPU clock throttling levels
· Fine-tuning of advanced CPU-specific power management settings for AMD K7, AMD K8, Intel Pentium M / Centrino platform, Intel Pentium 4 and Xeon, Intel Core Solo / Core Duo / Centrino Duo platform, Intel Core 2, VIA C7 and Transmeta Crusoe / Efficeon CPU families
· Complete support for multi-processor (SMP / HT / multicore) systems
· Windows power management settings and LCD display brightness control (where supported)
· Battery information display (general and per-battery) including real-time status display of the battery life time, charge level, charge/discharge rate etc
· CPU core temperature display (available on AMD K8, Intel Core and Intel Core 2 CPU families)
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added automatic SuperLFM feature detection (Intel Santa Rosa platform)
· Corrected main tray icon animation to include SuperLFM state
· Added identification of 45nm Intel Core 2 CPUs
· Added identification of Intel Celeron Dual Core CPUs
· Fixed performance on demand state comparison in SuperLFM mode
· Corrected CPU load measurement in SuperLFM state (Intel Santa Rosa platform)
· Performance on Demand profiles now shouldn't get stuck in SuperLFM state
· CPU defaults settings now use P-states rather than FID/VID pairs
· P-states table disabled when CPU power management features are unavailable
· RMClock PRO: "Application running" event now also includes processes from other users
· Added preliminary support for 45 nm Intel Core 2 family processors (Yorkfield, Wolfdale and Penryn cores)
· Fixed Auto-adjust intermediate states VIDs feature behavior on Intel Santa Rosa platform
· Added flexible VID choice for Intel Dynamic Acceleration (IDA) P-state
· Modified FID/VID range used in Monit...