[Bug 429036] Re: core i7 i5 (Lynnfield) turbo boost not working

Bacchus r_ehmann at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 3 01:26:19 UTC 2010

[WORK AROUND], [SOLVED], [NOT SOLVED].  ( I have inserted these flags due to the frustration of users requesting "Turbo Boost" and the advantages of a 1.2 GHz increase in CPU speed.)
Work around # 1:  (Masters) You can recompile your current kernel and include this module here http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/lenb/acpi/utils/.  This has been patched into 2.6.32 and 2.6.33 (Confirmed by me for 32 and 64 bit).
Work around # 2:  (Seasoned)  Download KernelCheck, autocompile the 2.6.32 kernel and your modules, (no need for the 2.6.33 rc5 or 6, the 2.6.32 mods work fine), and enjoy.  (Note, you will have to reconfigure or search for the fixed DEB packaged that allows KernelCheck to download from the correct source).
Work around # 3:  (Familiar)  (What I did after playing with KernelCheck), Goto http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/, download 2.6.33 RC5 or later, install the kernel and sally forth.  
NOTE***  After installing the 2.6.33 RC5 kernel and modules, Virtualbox requires that you D/L a beta version due to the changed in the kernel and if you have NVIDIA drivers, you must apply a patch in order for the binaries to install on your system.  If you need some help with the after-effects, I will start a new thread.  I am tryinf to keep this related only to the lack of turbo-boost.

If anyone would like to create a more step-by-step process, feel free.
I challenge all of you to create these processes so that the average MS
to Ubuntu/Linux cross-over user an tweak their systems.

Have fun!

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