Questions tagged [cpufreq]

CPU Frequency, or CPU Frequency Scaling. This is implemented in the Linux kernel, and in versions since 3.4 use an ondemand governor by default, which saves power by using as much as is needed.

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Check max cpu clock speed in linux

I have seen this question multiple times but no answer to the point. I am on Ubuntu 20.04, CPU is R9 5950x. All I want is a stress test where it shows the max clock speed (in MHz) and what a single ...
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Intel Core i7-8550U cpu frequency drops on high loads on Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 and have the following cpu: grep -E '^model name|^cpu MHz' /proc/cpuinfo model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz cpu MHz : 3000.025 model name : Intel(R) ...
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What does each governor mean on my device?

What does each governor mean on my device?
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A quick way to change CPU governor

I need a simple GUI tool (for GNOME) to quickly change the CPU governor. I've tried indicator-cpufreq, but it worked only once and started printing Python errors when I ran it second time. A lot of ...
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How to set as default Performance mode on Ubuntu 20.04 instead of Powersave?

I've been trying unsuccessfully to have the CPU governor default to Performance instead of Powersave at startup. Is there a tried-and-true method that currently works for Ubuntu 20.04? I tried the ...
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What is the lowest frquency possible?

What is the minimum possible frequency of a CPU (in my case I have the Intel® Core™ i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz × 12)
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How to set minimum CPU frequency?

I am trying to set the minimum frequency of my CPU in ubuntu. Basically, the minimum my CPU runs in Windows is 2%, and in ubuntu it is 19%. Is there some way to change it from 19% to 2%? I tried using ...
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cpu max frequency

I am trying to change my cpu max frequency. I have tried with tlp, cpupower, and the solution in this same forum (the one that goes: for x in /sys/devices/system/cpu/*/cpufreq/; do echo 1700000 | sudo ...
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CPU frquency scaling broken on upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04->20.10 (Intel CPU)

On upgrading from 20.04 - 20.10 I have noticed a massive degrading of performance, my laptop has basically become unusable. After a bit of digging it turned out that all CPUs were constantly scaled to ...
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Ubuntu 20.10. Cannot change the CPU scaling governor. It always goes back to “ondemand” after reboot

I'm running Xubuntu 20.10. I'm trying to change the CPU scaling governor to "conservative". But it always goes back to "ondemand" after reboot. I have a Ryzen 7 4800H. So, my CPU ...
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Switching to AMD ryzen 5900x or 5950x. Any stability problem with 20.04 LTS?

I only run codes (C, Python) on my desktop which I am thinking of upgrading, either to AMD ryzen 5900x or to 5950x. I will be using ubuntu 20.04 LTS (only, no windows). Does anyone have any experience ...
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Clock CPU at frequencies other than 'available frequencies' on Xubuntu with Ryzen processor

CPU: $ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 11 vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 23 model : 96 model name : AMD Ryzen 5 4600H with Radeon Graphics stepping : 1 microcode : 0x8600104 cpu ...
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amd ryzen 5950x max frequency is 3400MHz on ubuntu 20.04

When I run lscpu, I get CPU max MHz: 3400.0000 CPU min MHz: 2200.0000 However, 5950x has a base frequency of 3400MHz and max of 4900MHz. How do I let ubuntu know that it can run up to 4900MHz? EDIT: ...
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How to run throttle stop script at startup?

I have tried this (How do I write a script that runs on startup?) to automatically run a throttle stop script at startup. But I cannot make it work. I've tried the methods (GUI app, cron job and /rc....
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indicator-cpufreq changes to performance without me

OS version Kubuntu 20.04 with fairly recent updates Software in question: indicator-cpufreq ardour I have setup indicator cpufreq for a few times. I use ardour. After setting things up, I notice that ...
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Disabling AMD's equivalent (on a Zen-1 Epyc) of Intel's “turbo boost” at runtime?

This may be a terminology problem at my end and a duplicate: On Intel CPUs, I can relatively easy disable turbo boost at runtime by running something like echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/...
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How to reduce cpu max speed?

I'm trying to improve CPU temperatures on a Dell Inspiron 7460 laptop which is a common problem with this particular machine when under reasonable stress (small chassis, badly placed vents, single ...
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CPU frequencies manually set using cpufreq doesn't seem to be effective anymore after sleep

I have set the frequencies of the 4 cores of my Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz CPU to lower values (800Mhz) for energy saving when using the computer on the field using this command: for i ...
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CPU runnig at high frequency even without any app running

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and I noticed my laptop fan constantly on and and I figured out it is due to the CPU running at higher clock frequency i.e 2.0-2.5GHz even when no app is open (there might be some ...
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Performance governor not working in Ubuntu Studio 20.04

The problem: "performance" governor in Ubuntu 20.04 does not set maximum CPU frequency. What I did: Despite setting governor to "performance" and nominal CPU frequency to maximum: ...
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AMD Ryzen 4800H shows slow clock speed on ubuntu 18.04

I bought Lenovo legion 5 (R7 4800H) which encounters many problem on Ubuntu (mine is 18.04). However the strangest is that lscpu shows base clock speed as the maximum. lscpu | grep MHz shows CPU MHz: ...
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How to update CPU frequency policy?

I have an Asus Laptop with i7 + ubuntu 18 (Linux 4.15.0-117-generic) A few days ago, I don't know how, my PC became very slow. After several investigations I've found that the CPU is always at minimum ...
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How to lock Xeon cpu frequency to a specific clock rate?

So I am using a Xeon 2620 v4 through ssh/command line only. I have sudo access and have set all CPU governor to performance mode. However, when I set the frequency using: "sudo cpufreq-set -f ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Significant Throttling of Intel i7 Processor

I have not been able get to my new laptop (An HP ZBook 15 G2 with Intel Core i7-4810MQ Quad Core Processor 3.7 GHz) to keep from SIGNIFICANTLY throttling my processors on Ubuntu 20.04. It originally ...
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How to activate CPU driver in Ubuntu 20.04

I am new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox. I have install cpufreqtils by command : trinh@TrinhHuy:~$ sudo apt install cpufreqtils Then I check the information of CPU.Here the output: trinh@...
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Unable to change the CPU frequency when on battery

There are multiple apps and scripts to change the CPU frequency. I have tried cpuf from this answer, cpufreq gnome extension, many CLI based apps and what not. But I am unable to change the frequency ...
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Ubuntu 20.04. overclocks intel i7-9700k automatically?

I have a new intel i7-9700k running in ubuntu 20.04. This processor should clock at base frequency 3.6 GHz with maximum frequency 4.9 GHz in overclocking. I did an expensive computation today and took ...
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How do I determine all components controlling CPU frequency?

Two requests please: Can someone tell me how I can determine all the components that are a) installed and b) actively controlling CPU frequency on an installation? And separately, can someone tell me ...
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Ubuntu Odroid XU4 - cpufrequtils - max min speed

I try to set the cpu speed and governor for my ODROID XU4. If you may know, the litte board has 8 cores, running 4 @ 2GHz and the other 4 @1.5GHz. That's also my question: How should I set the min ...
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Problem with setting performance mode

I've installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04 on Dell Latitude E4310, Intel i5 M560 CPU. I've edited /etc/security/limits.conf to request real-time scheduling. In Ubuntu Studio Controls, it says "Real Time ...
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How to add power governors?

my cpu is Intel n3710 , on Ubuntu 20.04 , I installed cpu freq utils , but it shows available cpufreq governors as only powersave and performance. Can we add other governors like ondemand , ...
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How do I write a script that runs on startup?

Newbie here. I have a Dell Inspiron 3442 who suffers from the "CPU stuck at 800Mhz" problem. In Windows, I used to run ThrottleStop at every startup and disable BD PROCHOT... So I installed Ubuntu ...
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Minimum cpu frequency set when charging and battery under ~7%

I have i7-7500U (@ 2.70GHz) and the intel_pstate governor is used, I've noticed when the system has low battery (under ~7% or so) and ONLY when charging, the cpus run at the minimum frequency (400 MHz ...
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Strange Processor Behavior

So now my processor boots locked at 800mhz every boot, and every wake-from-sleep. This occurs in both Windows and Linux. For Windows, I throttlestop and check/uncheck BD prochot and thermal prochot ...
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Why would gnome-system-monitor not show the CPU frequency? (18.04)

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and I can see my CPU and memory usage in system monitor, but the "Freq" widget remains empty. I checked some files under /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/... and it looks like ...
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Ubuntu 18 set max cpu frequence

I'm trying to lower my cpu max frequency. I'm using a laptop which easily overheat. I've tried a number of different things but couldnt get it to work as intended. From what I can see, my cpu max ...
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Preventing CPU throttling by kernel / Ubuntu

I'm having an issue with my CPU throttling down. I am on an A8 Quad Core machine with four 3 GHz processors. The model is a AMD A8-3870 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics About 10 to 15 minutes after ...
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How to enable CPU Turbo-Boost in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm having server with 9700K and want to enable turbo-boost to get 4.9 GHz. I've installed cpufrequtils and set performance mode. Via 'cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq' I'm ...
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Disable CPU frequency scaling?

I need to run ATLAS on my ubuntu laptop, but the software won't run unless you dissable CPU frequency scaling. I've tried the instructions from here http://math-atlas.sourceforge.net/atlas_install/...
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Can I change CPU governor?

When I run the command: cpupower frequency-info --governors I get the following message: this output available cpufreq governors: performance powersave I want to change it to 'ondemand'. How can ...
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Nouveau driver issue

The computer needs randomly two consecutive boots to start. Here is what happened: After installing indicator-cpufreq and running openssl speed together with turbostat, I needed two boots to start ...
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How to delete CPU-stats from cpufreq?

Is there a way to delete the old stats for a fresh start? I have set max CPU-speed to 950 MHz in file cpufrequtils. My issue is that this limitation is not in action when booting up, during which ...
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Laptop slow performance on battery power

I recently installed Ubuntu 19.04 on an HP ProBook 430 G3 and discovered the following issues. The battery won't charge when AC pluged-in until the level drops below 15% or less, sometimes even then I ...
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Processor caps at 800Mhz

When I do something that spikes the CPU, it seems to throttle the CPU to prevent overheating. This is fine. However when I stop, finish or close the program or process that is pushing the CPU, it ...
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Cpufrequtils not functioning after Intel P-State is Disabled

I have an Intel i9-7980XE processor. The application that I am trying to run requires me to switch off the Intel P-States and C-States. I do it via modifying the following: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=...
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CPU frequency gets throttled when using multi-window on Kubuntu 18.10

This is the current CPU frequency with power plugged in: $ cpufreq-info | grep -i "current CPU freq" current CPU frequency is 1.54 GHz. current CPU frequency is 1.58 GHz. current CPU frequency ...
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Apcupsd run script?

I want apcupsd to run a sript on the master computer in case the power is missing for my ups i have according to the guide from apcupsd added it in this folder: /Etc/apcupsd And called it: "...
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Is there a CPU monitor widget showing CPU frequency in GHz?

I have Kubuntu 18.10 with KDE Plasma 5.14.4 on a Lenovo laptop. Is there a CPU monitor widget showing CPU frequency in GHz? I would like a live monitoring from a widget in system tray in GHz. If ...
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What Linux kernel interfaces does the System76 Gnome Power Management extension use to set CPU governor policies?

Just for a reference, I am speaking about the following System 76 Power Management Gnome extension available on System 76 laptop. No matter whether I set the power management to "High Performance", "...
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CPU frequency too high even with 'powersave' governor

Recently I noticed my CPU sits most of the time at high frequencies, even with very little load. It is an i5-7300HQ processor which should use frequencies between 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz (3.5 GHz with ...