Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Virtual PC/ Virtual Server hosting on Dell Latitude laptops

I've had a lot of trouble with this on my Dell laptop. I thought I'd share my solution to the problems I was experiencing (slow down then sudden speed up of keyboard entry and screen writes, intermittant response etc). Use a bit of software called SpeedswitchXP from http://www.diefer.de/speedswitchxp/ to stop the intel processor from switching power modes. I think these are sometimes called c-states. It works a dream. Virtual PC / Virtual Server become completely usable again. I tend to run it with the settings for maximum cpu speed. Doing this still gives me about 80 minutes on the battery - more than enough time for the trip in or out of work.

1 comment:

Virtual Server Hosting said...

These are indeed very useful in development projects and various other functions that need complete control over the server and protects everyone else on the shared hosting because the information stays on a single partition that will take a very long time to break down and will be migrated to a new server well before that ever happens.