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Re: disable cpuspeed while X session active and screensaver not running



On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:32:55 -0700
Florin Andrei <florin andrei myip org> wrote:

> On Fedora 7, running on an AMD64 dual core 6400, I disabled cpuspeed.
> 
> The results are incredible. Because the CPU clock stays up all the
> time at 3.2GHz, instead of being pushed down most of the time to
> 1GHz, the system feels much faster. All desktop apps seem to react
> 10x faster. It's like upgrading from 486 to P3
> The difference in CPU temperature after stopping cpuspeed is barely 
> noticeable.
> 

are you using the ondemand governer?
if so.. can you try the latest hal/gnome-power-manager? (they used to
change some tunings that ended up not meaning what was intended)

I'm also surprised.. reaction time doesn't really depend on clock
speed...


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