When playing a 720p video file, I can hear the laptop CPU fan kick in which after a few minutes causes the video file to play back in a very choppy manner. Is it possible to stop the CPU from slowing down like this?
On Intel based systems, you can usually run the following as root
If you have more then one core, which is likely the case on a contemporary machine, repeat the command for each. You can find out the number of cores with
To get back to the default poower level, run