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Here is another method. If you want to attempt this suggestion, undo any changes caused by cpufreq and intel pstate settings. Also, disable any governor settings Install TLP - a tool whose main purpose is power management. It has a lot more features though like configuring cpu frequencies. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp; sudo apt-get update; ...


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Try changing/updating the default graphics driver. From my experience, installing linux in a mac is better than keeping the default apple software, but as far as gaming is concerned, apple's software is simply better. That is because graphics drivers are better developed in windows and mac osx.


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First of all install AMD proprietary drivers by running in terminal sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates After that you should be able to switch adapters in Catalyst Control Center.


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Via sudo apt-get install intel-microcode After that, reboot your system and check the output with the command below dmesg | grep microcode And here is my outdated version, my cpu is simply too old % dmesg|grep "updated" [ 0.000000] CPU0 microcode updated early to revision 0x60f, date = 2010-09-29 [ 0.008000] ...


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I suggest activating the driver. There is no potential harm at all. This driver updates CPU microcode. If microcode in bios is older than in Ubuntu, it will be updated. But do not expect any noticeable change. You can read this for clarification.


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If you have an Intel-CPU then execute this in terminal: sudo apt-get install msr-tools sudo modprobe msr sudo rdmsr -p"0" 0x1a0 -f 38:38 If this returns 1 execute this. sudo modprobe msr #Dual-Core: sudo wrmsr -p"0" 0x1a0 0x850089 sudo wrmsr -p"1" 0x1a0 0x850089 #or #Quad-Core: sudo wrmsr -p"0" 0x1a0 0x850089 sudo wrmsr -p"1" 0x1a0 0x850089 sudo ...


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It should work fine. You can find a list of supported hardware from most vendors at http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/desktop/ Do not rule out Ubuntu not working just based on that list though -- if that was the case, I wouldn't be typing this message now (mine is not on the list). You can always make a live USB stick or live DVD to try out Ubuntu on ...



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