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Old 3rd June 2008
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Hi my laptop runs hot and my fan never stops. I want to load the cpufreq(4) driver to scale the frequency down when idle and up when needed. Unless I missed something from the man pages it kind of sounds like you can only change to one frequency at a time with just this driver. There is the powerd(8) utilty that is supposed to scale automatically. The adaptive mode appears to be the default mode with this.

So can I just set both these modules to load at boot time and expect something productive to happen? or does anyone have experience with these that can help otherwise. I have a dual core AMD Turion 64 if it matters any.


EDIT: sorry i should mention i dont have my laptop with me right now so i can't test this out myself right now. im just looking for some quick advice on this. thanks.

Last edited by chill; 3rd June 2008 at 07:27 AM.
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