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durrell
September 25th, 2011, 07:02 PM
This seems to be happening in all variants of Ubuntu. I got it to scale past 800mhz in Debian, but for some reason Ubuntu's (and Mint's) kernel seems to lock it to 800mhz. I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction for how to get this fixed. I have read up a LOT on it, and discovered that part of the problem was the 65w travel adapter I was using. But I changed over to a normal 90w power adapter and I'm still seeing 800mhz in Ubuntu while the BIOS is reporting 2.3ghz.

This is a Dell Latitude D531, FWIW.

I can't get it to do anything in cpufreq-utils. Here's the output:



cpufrequtils 007: cpufreq-info (C) Dominik Brodowski 2004-2009
Report errors and bugs to cpufreq@vger.kernel.org, please.
analyzing CPU 0:
driver: powernow-k8
CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0 1
CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0 1
maximum transition latency: 109 us.
hardware limits: 800 MHz - 2.30 GHz
available frequency steps: 2.30 GHz, 2.20 GHz, 2.00 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 800 MHz
available cpufreq governors: conservative, ondemand, userspace, powersave, performance
current policy: frequency should be within 800 MHz and 800 MHz.
The governor "userspace" may decide which speed to use
within this range.
current CPU frequency is 800 MHz.
cpufreq stats: 2.30 GHz:0.00%, 2.20 GHz:0.00%, 2.00 GHz:0.00%, 1.80 GHz:0.00%, 1.60 GHz:0.00%, 800 MHz:100.00%
analyzing CPU 1:
driver: powernow-k8
CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0 1
CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0 1
maximum transition latency: 109 us.
hardware limits: 800 MHz - 2.30 GHz
available frequency steps: 2.30 GHz, 2.20 GHz, 2.00 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 800 MHz
available cpufreq governors: conservative, ondemand, userspace, powersave, performance
current policy: frequency should be within 800 MHz and 800 MHz.
The governor "userspace" may decide which speed to use
within this range.
current CPU frequency is 800 MHz.
cpufreq stats: 2.30 GHz:0.00%, 2.20 GHz:0.00%, 2.00 GHz:0.00%, 1.80 GHz:0.00%, 1.60 GHz:0.00%, 800 MHz:100.00%


/proc/cpuinfo


processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 104
model name : AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-66
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 800.000
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch lbrv
bogomips : 1596.46
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps

processor : 1
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 104
model name : AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-66
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 800.000
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 1
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 1
initial apicid : 1
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch lbrv
bogomips : 1596.67
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps


lsmod


Module Size Used by
michael_mic 12612 4
arc4 12529 2
parport_pc 36959 0
ppdev 17113 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 71137 1
snd_hda_intel 33176 2
snd_hda_codec 103804 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13604 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96391 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
binfmt_misc 17565 1
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
joydev 17606 0
dell_wmi 12681 0
snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
sparse_keymap 13898 1 dell_wmi
lib80211_crypt_tkip 17387 0
dell_laptop 13827 0
wl 2568244 0
dcdbas 14438 1 dell_laptop
pcmcia 49166 0
snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27846 0
snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
psmouse 73535 0
edac_core 53845 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18372 1 yenta_socket
serio_raw 13166 0
snd 67382 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_se q_device
radeon 982152 2
pcmcia_core 22569 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
edac_mce_amd 23464 0
k8temp 13016 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
sp5100_tco 13744 0
ttm 76664 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 42136 1 radeon
drm 227534 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_piix4 13303 0
lib80211 14991 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
i2c_algo_bit 13400 1 radeon
shpchp 37297 0
video 19438 0
lp 17825 0
parport 46458 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
firewire_ohci 40370 0
firewire_core 62646 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
pata_atiixp 13165 0
ahci 25951 2
libahci 26642 1 ahci
tg3 141750 0