[SATLUG] intel speedstep

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sun Jun 8 06:15:13 CDT 2008


> 
> Good question.
> 
> I haven't found Speedstep support for Linux yet, but admittedly, it's
> been years since I ran Linux on my lappy.
> 
> If push comes to shove you could set the mode in the BIOS, if it's a dell.

Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be an option, the only option there is
to turn off speedstep, which puts it into the lowest power mode only. I want
the highest.

-Borries
> 
> 
> FIRESTORM_v1
> 
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Borries Demeler
> <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
> > Can someone point me to an app that allows me to control the
> > intel speedstep for the Centrino core duo when operating in battery mode?
> > My battery lasts about 2.5 hours, but often I need the laptop only for about
> > half an hour, but would like to use it in full power mode, even if it drains
> > the battery quicker. How do I fix that? Can I just cat some value into a
> > /proc file?
> >
> > Thanks for any tips, -Borries
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