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What is cpuidle.exe?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by greenlion, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. greenlion

    greenlion Thread Starter

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    I've recently noticed a file called cpuidle.exe requesting to use the internet from Zonealarm.

    I couldn't find much about it on Google, except that it's an overclocking program. I have a 2.4Ghz P4 and don't overclock (that I know of) so why is this on my computer and why is it just now asking for permission to access the net?

    Is it safe to leave on the computer? Is it safe to let access the net? How do I get rid of it if I need to? I've run a search for it in Windows "find all files or folders" and it returns no results.

    Thanks!
     
  2. bandit429

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    Hey there :D

    Click this link

    Sorry that really is not the best link,but it is the home page ,just click the browser back button after you get the page not found error.
     
  3. greenlion

    greenlion Thread Starter

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    Thanks! But I still don't know how I got this on here, or why it wants to access the net.:confused:
     
  4. best5

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    Hello

    CPU idle, as its name shows, is designed to stop the VCO
    (voltage controlled oscilator) while the CPU is idle and therefore
    doesn't need clock pulses. This prevents the increasing of heat
    mainly for overclocked CPUs, but is also very good for normal
    clocked ones too. There are still other programs doing the same
    as : Watefall, Rain10/20, VCool etc.
    VCool18b8 is designed mainly for VIA KT 266 chipset. There
    are still other versions. You can find more info here
    I use VCool with my Athlon1600+ / VIA KT266 and it works great.

    Stefan
     
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