System Utilities Tweaking RightMark CPU Clock Utility

RightMark CPU Clock Utility 2.35 for Windows

by RightMark Gathering

Avg. Rating 4.7 (53 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 17,609
Publisher RightMark Gathering
Homepage RightMark CPU Clock Utility

Publisher's Description

RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level monitoring and on-the-fly adjustment of the CPU performance level on supported CPU models via processor's power management model-specific registers (MSRs). In automatic management mode it continuously monitors the CPU usage level and dynamically adjusts the CPU frequency, throttle and/or voltage level as needed, realizing the "Performance on Demand" concept.

Latest Reviews

bigspud

bigspud reviewed v2.35 on Sep 5, 2008

works okay for older cpu and chipsets,but does not work on newer ones,rightmark is very slow with updates.

HeyBlinkin

HeyBlinkin reviewed v2.35 on Mar 3, 2008

Best stand-alone CPU monitoring software available!

HLT command when idle = necessary feature for centrinos to remove high-pitch noise due to speedstep feature. I can't speak for any other CPU monitoring software, but RightMark CPU Clock Utility has it!

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.30.1 on Jan 17, 2008

2.35 beta2 is out with SuperLFM and IDA support HOORAY!!!

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v2.30.1 on Sep 30, 2007

As a computer geek I was interested in this. Even though I have the same CPU used in an online example (AMD X2 4800+), it didn't work properly at first.

I finally got it working but I couldn't find any noticeable difference between this utility and the normal Cool 'n Quiet solution. I did several benchmarks including the "Halo Time Demo" (don't lock FPS), 3DMark2001/03 etc.

I've looked for real-life numbers comparing this to the regular set-up and I just can't find them. If you hit "CTRL-ALT-DEL" and look in the Windows Task Manager under "Performance" you can monitor your CPU core(s). The ONLY way you could get more performance out of your CPU is if multi-tasking somehow prevented the full use of both cores. Guess what? I tried many different combinations of programs with at least one encoding or stress program and I could ALWAYS GET 100% out of my CPU cores. This means that, short of overclocking you can NOT get any more out of the CPU. Cut and dry. No. Possible. Way.

Idle mode should be identical in both solutions. It's possible I've missed something but I've read the literature, benchmarked both setups and have a pretty advanced knowledge of computer architecture.

Perhaps some small argument can be made for tweaking the voltages to save a small amount of power. This can often be done in BIOS as well and the potential for system instability exists increases the more you deviate from the recommended value. (My AMD X2 4800+ uses about 9 Watts in idle mode and some new high-end graphics cards idle at 160Watts so you can compare. CPU's are very efficient at idling and Intel expects to break the 1Watt barrier very soon.)

Again, show me the comparison charts. I looked everywhere and I've just found a lot of diatribe.

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v2.25 on Apr 6, 2007

Excellent programme! Every computer user shouldn't be without it. The ONLY thing to keep in mind is that there is some minimal setup required for each processor. Its impossible for them to have the settings out of the box due to people's overclocking etc!

TwinsDad

TwinsDad reviewed v2.25 on Apr 5, 2007

I've been using the earlier version, 2.3 beta 2 since it came out, and the previous version before that. On my core 2 duo T7600 it has become an indispencable tools for forcing every last drop of gaming performance out of my laptop.

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.2 on Dec 12, 2006

Frikken AWESOME. 10 star is available!

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v2.2 on Nov 28, 2006

What a cool utility! I like it.

IoN_PuLse

IoN_PuLse reviewed v2.15 on Aug 22, 2006

Great tool for laptops, and even for desktops if you want to control how your CPU scaling is regulated. Scaling down = less power usage = less heat = lower energy costs, extended battery lifetime, etc :)

ravemanson

ravemanson reviewed v2.15 on Aug 22, 2006

Ultimate utility to control Cool'n'Quite and lower voltage on laptops, thereby extending battery life and preventing overheating!

Avg. Rating 4.7 (53 votes)
Your Rating
bigspud

bigspud reviewed v2.35 on Sep 5, 2008

works okay for older cpu and chipsets,but does not work on newer ones,rightmark is very slow with updates.

HeyBlinkin

HeyBlinkin reviewed v2.35 on Mar 3, 2008

Best stand-alone CPU monitoring software available!

HLT command when idle = necessary feature for centrinos to remove high-pitch noise due to speedstep feature. I can't speak for any other CPU monitoring software, but RightMark CPU Clock Utility has it!

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.30.1 on Jan 17, 2008

2.35 beta2 is out with SuperLFM and IDA support HOORAY!!!

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v2.30.1 on Sep 30, 2007

As a computer geek I was interested in this. Even though I have the same CPU used in an online example (AMD X2 4800+), it didn't work properly at first.

I finally got it working but I couldn't find any noticeable difference between this utility and the normal Cool 'n Quiet solution. I did several benchmarks including the "Halo Time Demo" (don't lock FPS), 3DMark2001/03 etc.

I've looked for real-life numbers comparing this to the regular set-up and I just can't find them. If you hit "CTRL-ALT-DEL" and look in the Windows Task Manager under "Performance" you can monitor your CPU core(s). The ONLY way you could get more performance out of your CPU is if multi-tasking somehow prevented the full use of both cores. Guess what? I tried many different combinations of programs with at least one encoding or stress program and I could ALWAYS GET 100% out of my CPU cores. This means that, short of overclocking you can NOT get any more out of the CPU. Cut and dry. No. Possible. Way.

Idle mode should be identical in both solutions. It's possible I've missed something but I've read the literature, benchmarked both setups and have a pretty advanced knowledge of computer architecture.

Perhaps some small argument can be made for tweaking the voltages to save a small amount of power. This can often be done in BIOS as well and the potential for system instability exists increases the more you deviate from the recommended value. (My AMD X2 4800+ uses about 9 Watts in idle mode and some new high-end graphics cards idle at 160Watts so you can compare. CPU's are very efficient at idling and Intel expects to break the 1Watt barrier very soon.)

Again, show me the comparison charts. I looked everywhere and I've just found a lot of diatribe.

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v2.25 on Apr 6, 2007

Excellent programme! Every computer user shouldn't be without it. The ONLY thing to keep in mind is that there is some minimal setup required for each processor. Its impossible for them to have the settings out of the box due to people's overclocking etc!

TwinsDad

TwinsDad reviewed v2.25 on Apr 5, 2007

I've been using the earlier version, 2.3 beta 2 since it came out, and the previous version before that. On my core 2 duo T7600 it has become an indispencable tools for forcing every last drop of gaming performance out of my laptop.

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.2 on Dec 12, 2006

Frikken AWESOME. 10 star is available!

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v2.2 on Nov 28, 2006

What a cool utility! I like it.

IoN_PuLse

IoN_PuLse reviewed v2.15 on Aug 22, 2006

Great tool for laptops, and even for desktops if you want to control how your CPU scaling is regulated. Scaling down = less power usage = less heat = lower energy costs, extended battery lifetime, etc :)

ravemanson

ravemanson reviewed v2.15 on Aug 22, 2006

Ultimate utility to control Cool'n'Quite and lower voltage on laptops, thereby extending battery life and preventing overheating!

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