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Gannin
January 14th, 2012, 07:35 AM
I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 installed on my Eee PC 701 and I have two questions. Is there a way, using Ubuntu, to increase the CPU's speed from 600Mhz to its full speed of 900Mhz?

Also, is there a way to improve the graphics performance? Thank you.

2F4U
January 14th, 2012, 08:43 AM
CPU frequency scaling is usually done automatically due to demand placed on the CPU. So, if you run CPU intensive stuff the frequency should increase.

Gannin
January 14th, 2012, 08:59 AM
With the 701, the CPU is set hard for 600Mhz. It's capable of 900Mhz, it's a 900Mhz chip, but they down-clocked it to 600Mhz to extend the battery.

I know there are some utilities for other distributions which allow you to fully open the CPU, so I was wondering if an easy-to-use utility had been written for Ubuntu.

2F4U
January 14th, 2012, 09:39 AM
I haven't found an easy way to do it, just this document, which complicated and rather old:

http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:overclockfsb