From the article:
Yeah that is most likely the case and I am pretty sure I know why you guys did not report anything on that. I installed the fglrx 9.2 driver on my Thinkpad Z61m with an X1400 graphics card running Arch Linux and tried:
Had we manually lowered the PowerPlay state, which reduces the frequencies that the GPU operates at along with its voltage, we would have certainly seen a lower power consumption, but at a lower frame-rate.
a few times. Instant and consistent crash each time! Seriously did you try changing the power state on that laptop and did it work?