[Lucid] Processor not at proper freq

sam tygier samtygier at yahoo.co.uk
Sat May 22 21:48:26 UTC 2010

On 22/05/10 18:02, NoOp wrote:
> Thomas Blasejewicz sent me his lshw file from his HP nx9005 (DR582P)
> laptop. He reported that he did an network upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 to
> 10.04, but everything in 10.04 is working in slow motion (3 secs for
> mouse click etc). The cpu is an mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP2200+ 1.8Ghz
> processor, but the lshw shows that it is running at 530Mhz:
> description: CPU
> product: mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP2200+
> vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
> physical id: 4
> bus info: cpu at 0
> version: 6.8.1
> slot: mPGA462B
> size: 530MHz
> capacity: 1795MHz
> width: 32 bits
> clock: 133MHz
> capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep
> mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mp mmxext 3dnowext
> 3dnow up cpufreq
> At first I thought that perhaps the processor was 530Mhz and could be
> upgraded to 1.8Ghz. But checked and the processor is 1.8Ghz but seems to
> be stuck in power save mode.
> I found a related symptom on a posting at linuxquestions.org from 2005:
> <http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/suse-not-recognizing-all-of-my-processor-328711/>
> Anyone else seen similar&  know a relatively simple way to fix?

does the frequency increase when you runs something cpu intensive? eg play a video file, enable the visualiser in a music player, or run a command like:
cat /dev/urandom | md5sum
(press control+C to stop it)


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