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Re: AMD cpu slows down (I think)



On October 30, 2004 1:35 pm, Satish Balay wrote:
> cat /proc/cpuinfo - and see if the CPU MHz is not the max it should be.

Whoa. Good to know. It was way slow, even WITH my power cord plugged in.

> > 4. how can I turn this damn Powernow thing off?
>
> You can try: 'killall -SIGUSR1 cpuspeed' and see if to goes to max
> speed (/proc/cpuinfo) - and you get all your performance back.

Yep, this did make things report as being faster:

model name      : mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP2800+
stepping        : 0
cpu MHz         : 2120.092

(previously it was 5hundredsomething). I don't notice any difference WITH the 
power cord in, but when I take it out, the computer remains usable. 
Strangely, screen drawing is still noticably different with the power cord 
unplugged, but it is well within tolerable limits now.

> I like using sppedstep on FC1.(go to max-freq only if you need the
> extra cycles). I don't have any x-window refresh issues.

OK, where can I find this speedstep?

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Trevor Smith // trevor haligonian com


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