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blur xc
June 10th, 2009, 05:25 PM
So, I've got an Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0ghz processor- says so in my bios and system information screens (and on the box it came in).

Conky says its only a 2.0ghz processor. What gives? I paid close attention today when I booted up, and it said 3.0ghz for the first few seconds, and once it was finished starting up, it dropped to 2.0ghz. I recall seeing something about that when I first set up the system, may have been while installing ubuntu (don't perfectly recall). Should I not care? Or is there a way to make it run at 3.0ghz? Or is it a Conky issue?


June 10th, 2009, 06:13 PM
It might be the "CPU Frequency Scaling" function?

This command should give you the supported frequensys:

cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies

blur xc
June 10th, 2009, 06:38 PM
That's probably it- found this on a google search- http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2005/11/04/enabling-cpu-frequency-scaling/