The Wiki has moved to new hardware, and the old server died.

Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

This is an old revision of the document!

This article should be updated for newer options like CONFIG_X86_ACPI_CPUFREQ and CONFIG_X86_INTEL_PSTATE, which allow wide frequency transitions for Sandy bridge and newer. For example, while a Core2 can change from 2.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz, a Haswell processor can change from 800 MHz to 3.4 GHz in an instant. This is very useful for desktops as it helps keep then much cooler than would otherwise be possible. It would also be nice if you could add the locations of each of the kernel options and some explanations about them. Also mention that 'ondemand' is useful for desktops, while 'conservative' is better used on laptops/netbooks. If you want me to add these, just tell me I have permission to edit it. — Meta Schima 2013/12/14 10:08

Alright, I'm going to make the changes and you can revert them if you don't like them. — Meta Schima 2013/12/16 11:18

In Other Languages
Translations of this page?:
QR Code
QR Code talk:howtos:hardware:cpu_frequency_scaling (generated for current page)