Processor Scaling

Ray Parrish crp at
Fri Jan 2 23:10:20 UTC 2009

Steve Flynn wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Lubbers, Nicholas
> <nlubbers at> wrote:
>> I have discovered that my sytem has processor scaling, and most of the
>> time my system is running at half speed. How do I disable processor
>> scaling so I can run at full speed at all times?
> Unless you're experiencing an issue with processor scaling, you want
> your processor to run as the slowest speed possible to conserve
> energy. By turning it off, your machine will be sucking more juice and
> running hotter. The processor will ramp the speed up as it's required.
> However, if you really want to do this then it's quite possibly a
> setting on your bios. Failing that, you can read
> and follow the instructions there.
> Really though, you're not gaining anything other that a higher
> electricity bill or significantly lower batters life on a laptop.

I'm not worried about the power bill, and this isn't a laptop. I want 
the most erformance I can get at all times, so I now have it set to 
always run at 2gig.

Thanks for telling me how.

Later, Ray Parrish

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