When running the default (retail) XP SP3 OS, this laptop runs at full CPU speed, and becomes worryingly hot in the process. Since Acer’s e* Management package doesn’t seem to actually do anything, the solution so far is to:

  1. Download RMClock
  2. Keep only two profiles, 4.0@0.975V and 8.0@1.175V
  3. Set profile to “Performance on demand” and “Use PST”

If you don’t run with administrator privileges by default,

  1. Install AdmiLink (yes, it’s in Russian)
  2. Point it to the full path to RMClock.exe, ShowWindow -d10 SHOWDEFAULT, link in AutoStart folder, delay enough seconds for the shell to load