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    Question How to test if overclock is working in 12.10?

    Hello, I have set my Maximus V Gene and my i5 2500k to 4.5Ghz (Yes it is stable) and was wondering how I could tell if Ubuntu was picking it up correctly. The bios and post screen both display 4.5Ghz, but I have no way of knowing what Ubuntu is registering. Any ideas?

    I have cpu-freq set at performance all the time.
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    Re: How to test if overclock is working in 12.10?

    You can "cat /proc/cpuinfo".... but remember if you did have power saving or cpufreq enabled etc it will show a slower clock speed.

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    Re: How to test if overclock is working in 12.10?

    You might have a look at Conky. The line in my .conkyrc includes: ${freq_g}GHz (${cpu}%)

    Running the CPU at its highest speed all the time is total overkill. I have a much slower CPU than yours, and most of the time it runs at 800 MHz. When I do something CPU-intensive, it cranks up.

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