[ubuntu-uk] Poor performance with Ubuntu on my laptop

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 17:11:38 UTC 2012

> What might be possible is that there's some kind of clock management 
> going on that processor that works in Windows but not in Linux. I've 
> had machines like that in the past and especially with the i3 there 
> are a number of desktop and mobile variants and without looking, you 
> may have a low end laptop variant. Looking at /proc/cpuinfo or System 
> Monitor will give you an idea of what it thinks it is. Overclocking it 
> might work but I'm sure you can do better even for their price.
> I do have to say that, as nice as some of their machines look, Packard 
> Bell is a budget line and as was said many years ago, the name evokes 
> two classic American names while having none of their quality.
> -- 
> Twitter: @sfgreenwood
> "TBA are particularly glib"
Funny you should say that, another friend has bought a Dell recently 
which I'm pretty sure matches the computing power of the starship 
Enterprise! It has some sort of boost technology that allows it to up 
the clock speed for short periods. In windows it works great, but in 
Ubuntu opening a Nautilus window is enough to make it overheat and shut 
down! I've installed frequency scaling and it now runs hot but works. I 
have been meaning to bring this up on here and see what people's opinion 
is of it.

This machine was bought because it was buy now pay next year. The 
alternative was watch my old system die of old age and do without! My 
choices were limited.
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