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#1 2016-05-14 21:17:43

0-day
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Registered: 2015-10-04
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processor speed problem

conky displays at times 1.0 GHz instead of 1.67.
why alternates this speed ?

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#2 2016-05-14 21:30:00

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Re: processor speed problem

You should know by now that you need to post the code you are using, otherwise how could anyone diagnose the problem?

And, for the 10th time, USE [ code ] TAGS!!

Try googling "conky freq". For example: possible answer

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#3 2016-05-14 22:11:19

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Re: processor speed problem

0-day, I can pretty much concur 100% with the link that damo provided... There's no real advantage to keep your CPU's clock cycle at it's max or even amp'd up.  In fact revving it down to a lower speed is a good thing.  Think about it. You have a car that has 160 max on the odometer...but when you stop at a red light, does the odometer gauage point to the 160...I hope not!   

Same applies to things like optional 4 wheel drive...you don't drive with 4 wheel drive on, when you're going down the street..you step it up if you're going up a hill....same logic.


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#4 2016-05-15 00:58:23

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Re: processor speed problem

@0-day:  What they said.

To answer more politely, because of your CPU's power scaling abilities, it will run at a lower clock speed when less is demanded of it.  At lower clock speeds, the CPU consumes less power and dissipates less heat, which are both good things.

If there are ever times when you absolutely need to force your CPU to stay at its highest clock speed (or conversely to force it down to its lowest speed, perhaps to cool it down from near-critical temperatures), search aptitude for any packages containing "cpufreq".


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#5 2016-05-15 02:39:05

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Re: processor speed problem

pvsage wrote:

@0-day:  What they said.

To answer more politely,".

Hey I was polite!  smile


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