SPEC CPU2006 Platform Settings for Intel-based systems

Firmware / BIOS / Microcode Settings

CPU and Power Performance Policy:
Allows the user to set an overall power and performance policy for the system, and when changed will modify a selected list of options to achieve the policy. These options are still changeable outside of the policy but do reflect the changes that the policy makes when a new policy is selected. [Performance] Optimization is strongly toward performance, even at the expense of energy efficiency. [Balanced Performance] Weights optimization towards performance, while conserving energy. [Balanced Power] Weights optimization towards energy conservation, with good performance. [Power] Optimization is strongly toward energy efficiency, even at the expense of performance.
Set Fan Profile:
[Performance] Fan control provides primary system cooling before attempting to throttle memory. [Accoustic] The system will favor using throttling of memory over boosting fans to cool the system if thermal thresholds are met.
Fan PWM Offset:
Valid Offset 0-100. This number is added to the calculated PWM value to increase Fan Spped.
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Tech:
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology allows multithreaded software applications to execute threads in parallel within each processor. Can be disabled or enabled.