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Re: AMD cpu slows down (I think)



On October 31, 2004 1:38 am, Jonathan Berry wrote:
> Yeah, you have to create a script, put it in /etc/init.d/ and run a
> couple of commands to get it to start on boot.  I'd give you more
> details, but I'm in Windows at the moment.  I'll send you mine that I
> made up, if you want it, next time I go back to the Light Side : ).

I just might be interested in that. The cpuspeed daemon was running but I've 
since told it to get bent since all it ever seemed to do was throttle my cpu 
to a stupidly low speed.

> In the mean time, you can start it manually as root.  I think it may

Right. I did and things seem to be finally working as they should. Speed drops 
to cpu MHz         : 530.048 but when I try to do any work, things jump up 
temporarily to cpu MHz         : 2120.194.

Things do become a bit sluggish again when I disconnect the AC power but I 
suppose I can figure out how to adjust that. It just seems to be throttling 
back too much.

Regardless, these are the 2 benefits to this endeavour:

1. I've found out how to prevent the infuriating slowdowns, if I really want 
to

2. I've found that my laptop was NEVER running at 2 GHz, as advertised, and 
the difference speeds of screen draws and some simple tasks is already 
immediately noticeable.

Thanks!

> If you have the /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/ directory and
> all the files in it, then yes, you do have the sysfs interface.  It

I've got them.

> If the afore mentioned cpuspeed command (from Satish) worked, then you
> must be running the cpuspeed daemon, which does the same thing.  I'm
> not sure how to configure that one, but you should be able to get it
> to do the frequency scaling as well.

I may look for a howto

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Trevor Smith // trevor haligonian com


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