[ubuntu-uk] pc frequency monitoring thing in taskbar

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Tue Nov 6 11:38:37 GMT 2007


If you are looking for a general CPU usage monitor, add the System 
Monitor applet and deselect the memory and swap/load monitors. CPU 
frequency scaling is something different.

Regards,
Tom


STONE COLD wrote:
> ok so its not reliable...ill set it up in frequency!
>  
> is there an alternative to this app?
>
>
>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 11:23:34 +0000
>     From: tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
>     To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>     Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] pc frequency monitoring thing in taskbar
>
>     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.
>
>     Regards,
>     Tom
>
>
>     STONE COLD wrote:
>
>         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
>             <mailto:tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk>
>             To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>             <mailto: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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