I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus 1008HA eeePC (Atom N280 @1.6GHz).

I would like to overclock it a bit though since it would "do it good" :)

In previous Ubuntu versions I noticed that some eee Software existed to SW overclock the eeePC Netbooks.

Can I do something similar with Ubuntu 14.04?

Thanks a lot in advance.


This is from the official documentation for using Ubuntu on an eeePC

In order to achieve the overclocking we'll need to compile a kernel module available for download at a Google code site.

You'll most likely need the kernel headers installed as well as build-essential before we can get started:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

Download the source, and create the module:

wget http://eeepc-linux.googlecode.com/files/eeepc-linux-0.2.tar.gz
tar -xf eeepc-linux-0.2.tar.gz
cd eeepc-linux/module

You should now have a file called eee.ko. To make this module a permanent fixture of your current kernel we'll add it to the list of modules that are loaded at boot time and move it to the proper location.

sudo mv eee.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/

Then edit the /etc/modules file and add the module name eee to the end of the file.

Next register and load the new module into the kernel.

sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe eee

In general, jumping directly to the overclocked speed can cause lockups so smaller jumps toward the speed are suggested. Below is an example of gradually making your way to the overclocked speed:

sudo sh -c 'echo 85 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb'
sudo sh -c 'echo 100 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb'
echo "FSB overclocked to 100MHz"

And going back down to the default speeds again:

sudo sh -c 'echo 85 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb'
sudo sh -c 'echo 70 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb'
echo "FSB returned to 70MHz"
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    ...nice, but use with caution: at the end of the page it says "EeePC/Using (last edited 2010-08-01 21:19:12 by thomas-horsten-com)". – Rmano Oct 17 '15 at 17:14
  • Thanx a lot for your feedback. Has anyone tested these with Asus 1008HA PC - Atom N280 @ 1.6GHz and FSB at 667MHz. Do you think it is feasible to reach 2.1GHz? This would mean that I should overclock the FSB to approx 840MHz, right? If so, how is this translated to "jumps"/setting to /proc/eee/fsb? – Tassos Pan Oct 18 '15 at 18:40
  • I never tried it, don't have eeePC. I think you may be pussing it a 2.1 ghz as netbooks lack decent cooling, but you can try. To raise your FSB incrimentaly, do it like this (assuming 667 is thge correct starting point, sudo sh -c 'echo 680 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb' Will make it 680mhz, then, sudo sh -c 'echo 690 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb' Gets us to 690 and sudo sh -c 'echo 700 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb' gets us to 700mhz, do you see how I changed the command ? Just the number reprisenting the FSB needs changing (the first one( – Mark Kirby Oct 20 '15 at 19:06
  • slowly run commands based on this to raise the speed until you get what you want (or it crashes), You can try this safely, a raise of 10mhz won't hurt your netbook, run the first command sudo sh -c 'echo 680 24 1 > /proc/eee/fsb' then check lscpu command, did the CPU MHz section increse ? If yes it worked, if no, try another small raise. – Mark Kirby Oct 20 '15 at 19:13
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    The link : eeepc-linux.googlecode.com/files/eeepc-linux-0.2.tar.gz is obsolete... Any other way to overclock? – Tassos Pan Nov 5 '15 at 11:36

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