At the end of December I showed you how to discover if power saving is enabled on your server, which can lead to variable and often degraded performance. I also included a survey to let me know what you found after running the free CPU-Z tool on your servers. See here for the original post.
I want to do a quick post to show you the results of the survey.
The five 'other' results were:
"As part of my server build scripts I disable power management"
"I thought I had power savings on and it was. However, I had never confirmed. (Personal Computer)"
"I thought we had power saving OFF and it was OFF. Good deal."
"Not sure if power saving is on — "Core Speed" is 75% of rated speed"
"Told IT that they need to change the bios settings and reboot. have they ? have they hell!"
As you can see, almost 40% of the people who tried the tool AND took the time to fill in the survey reported that they discovered power saving was erroneously enabled.
Have you tested your system yet?