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A script to set CPU processing speed
Authored by: raider on Mar 07, '05 02:14:30PM
OK, since no-one is really explaining this to anyone, and the purpose of this site is to HELP people, I figured I would explain what I found here:

OK. I downloaded both
cpuPerformance-0.6.1..> 25-Nov-2004 19:29 14k
cpuPerformance.menu.zip 25-Nov-2004 19:29 16k


I found that the 0.6.1 version, after unzipping, had the latest file date.

The way you "install" the menu item is to double click on the .menu file. It will add it. But you want to make sure that you have it in the place that you want it to reside before you install it.

I chose
/Library/Menu Extras/
as the place I put mine.

It works as advertised, however the change won't be "visible" if you have System Prefs open at the time. But if you close and reopen System Prefs the change shows up. The icon of the 0.6.1 version is not the same as the one in the screenshots, but a monotone version that better fits in the menubar.

To uninstall, you simply hold Command and drag it off the menu bar. Then you will want to delete the .menu file. I found that I had to log out and log back in before I could delete the menu file, as it kept claiming it was in use - even though there was no process using it... (strange).

I also found that if I command dragged it off the menu bar and then re-added it, the icon didn't show up. If I logged out and back in, and added it then the icon showed up. I am not sure if it is flaky, or just the add/remove from the menu bar that is being flaky.

And finally - this is all YOUR RISK. I have no idea who wrote this utility, or what it is behind the scenes. Little Snitch hasn't reported any strange activity, and I haven't seen any adverse effects. But there is very little accountability in this as they are simply files on a server.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY
BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED
IF USED IMPROPERLY SEVERE INJURY AND/OR DEATH COULD OCCUR

:)

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A script to set CPU processing speed
Authored by: rgray on Mar 08, '05 09:27:06AM
Thank you, raider, for the real help. I just finished similar research with a similkar conclusion, and came back to post only to find you'd beaten me to it...... No need for me to post my findings - they are the same.

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