Originally Posted by sirius
I've installed the Turion64 drivers from AMD. But except for the network card, it's not possible to throttle down or turn off any other devices in hardware manager. Only way is to deactivate manually.
Interesting. You should now be able to control things like your CD/DVD drive, and maybe
your wired (dial-up) modem as well, if you have one, and the firewire/LAN port, PCMCIA port, etc., using the Power Management tab. But not all devices will get a PM tab. The effectiveness of the new AMD drivers in any case will depend on your motherboard, i.e. the degree of control you get is dependent on whether the motherboard allows certain hardware to be powered down via software. Some things, like the USB ports on some
laptops, including mine, are "always on" & there's nothing you can do about it. Other laptops I think you can turn off the USB ports.
Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with your computer model, so I wouldn't know whether the new Turion driver is doing its job or not. You could try e-mailing AMD tech support or the tech support for the manufacturer of your computer (Asus?).
It's true, though, that the hardware manager route won't let you throttle/deactivate all of your hardware--some hardware just wasn't meant to be controlled that way. However, I'm surprised you can't control more of your hardware. Maybe you're missing a Cool'n'Quiet driver? Or maybe if you uninstalled, then reinstalled Cool'n'Quiet?
I should mention that several AMD drivers have just been updated for May 2006. The newer driver is no doubt the one you already downloaded, sirius, but I figure I should mention it for other readers.