I've been trying to look for ways to overclock my rather old cpu, AMD Turion 64 x2 Tl-56 1.8ghz dual core. My Acer Aspire 5100 series bios does not give me the option to overclock. After referring to this question and this thread I found using google, I came to the conclusion the only utility that supports AMD's k8 processor family was cpupowerd. I downloaded the code here, compiled it with
make && sudo make install
loaded the msr kernel module with
sudo modprobe msr
and ran it with
sudo ./cpupowerd --freq "0|1900"
which returned the following message:
cpupowerd 0.2.1 written by Markus Strobl. WARNING: This program could cause damage to your Hardware! Frequency 1900 MHz not available!
I then did
sudo ./cpupowerd -s
cpupowerd 0.2.1 written by Markus Strobl. WARNING: This program could cause damage to your Hardware! Vendor : AMD Family : K8 Model : 4 Mastercpuid : 0 Affected cpuids : 0 1 Current voltage (VID) : 1.1000 V (18) Current frequency (FID) : 1800 MHz (10) Supported frequencies : 800 1600 1800 MHz
It doesn't want to set the frequency to something other that what's on the supported frequencies list. Is there any way for more to override it or alter it? Alternatively, is there another utility I could use to overclock my cpu on Ubuntu?
I am able to use cpupowerd as is to set the frequency to 800mhz and 1.6ghz.