cpufreq in the power manager

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Sep 15 10:00:40 CEST 2009

Liviu Andronic a écrit :
>  With
> "performance" governor on Linux, in the temp hovers around 75C idle
> time, nowhere near the 110C reported as critical. However the fan
> works full throttle (thankfully so), and gets real loud, making it
> difficult to work calmly on the station. Also, the temp can quickly
> spike towards 100C in intensive usage. The "ondemand" governor has the
> temp around 60C in idle, and it rarely gets past 85C during intensive
> usage, keeping my laptop safe and quiet. Perhaps a messy solution, but
> it mitigates the issues quickly and easily, making it acceptable to
> me.

That's why you definitely should use ondemand. Other governors are there
for very specific cases or not supporting hardware (ppc is known not to
switch fast enough for ondemand, iirc).


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