Try booting up fresh with the machine attached to A/C power. Then
check if the processor is up to 1.7 afterwards in /proc/cpuinfo. I am
running fedora core 1 and noticed that if I boot on battery, it drops
the processor down to 1.2. However, that may be a fedora thing with
it's new "laptop mode" feature.
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> HI Sean,
> >>> Sean Gibbins said:
> >> How did you ascertain this, out of interest?
> Two ways, one in the bios setup: the processor speed is indicated,
> it is at 1.2 GHz instead of 1.7 GHz.
> The second way was to check /proc/cpuinfo under linux, which also
> shows the clock frequency, that gravitated around 1200.
> >> I know the 8200 goes down to 1.2 when running on batteries
> >> as a power saving device. I wonder if your problems are
> >> related to what the machine perceives it is running on,
> >> rather than what it actually is running on, batteries or
> >> mains?
> The i82k is running on mains.
> In addition to that, I have set "Maximum Performance" for mains *and*
> for battery in the bios, so it should be at 1.7GHz, in all cases.
> My guess/fear is the following: over the last days/weeks the fans made
> a lot of noise, and I wonder if they are not partly faulty. Maybe this
> makes the machine heat a lot, which in turn forces it into low speed
> Does that make sense ?
> Anybody can confirm ?
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