[ubuntu-uk] pc frequency monitoring thing in taskbar

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Tue Nov 6 11:23:34 GMT 2007

I don't know how accurate it is, but I think it reads better if you set 
it to show the frequency units rather than a percentage. I've come 
across desktops with mobile processors in them before, there may also be 
some desktop processors with scaling features that I don't know about.


> so whats the 38%? is it an inaccurate reading?im using this on a 
> desktop not a mobile pc btw!
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>     Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 10:46:19 +0000
>     From: tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
>     To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>     Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] pc frequency monitoring thing in taskbar
>     Hi,
>     I assume you mean the CPU frequency scaling monitor? This doesn't
>     monitor CPU activity per se, it's for use with mobile processors
>     with Speedstep technology. When the CPU isn't being maxed out it
>     will run at a lower clock speed to save energy (to extend battery
>     life) - mine flips between 600MHz and 1.4GHz.
>     Regards,
>     Tom
>     STONE COLD wrote:
>         Hi,
>         I have a q about my pc. I dragged and dropped the CPU
>         frequency monitoring thing into my taskbar.
>         But it seems to be stuck on 38% constantly..even when the pc
>         is idle..when i open up an app it will jump to 100% and then
>         back again..
>         What could be causing this?
>         Im using gutsy!
>         Regards
>         Javad
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