Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: intel i3 frequency scaling in linux

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    4

    Default intel i3 frequency scaling in linux

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have cpu frequency scaling (speedstep?) working in linux on the i3? I'm using the h55 chipset if that helps, on a gigabyte motherboard. I tried using the acpi-cpufreq driver, but it reported no such device :-(. Any clues?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    446

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gillespie View Post
    Does anyone have cpu frequency scaling (speedstep?) working in linux on the i3?
    Works in Ubuntu for my i5, so I presume you should be able to get it working on an i3.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Do you know what kernel version and kernel module you're using?

    Thanks for the help

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Third Rock from the Sun
    Posts
    6,532

    Default

    With kernel 2.6.34 and greater it should work as expected.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    4

    Default

    That's odd... I'm running 2.6.34. I'm just upgrading to 35 now to see if that makes any difference. Is there anything else I need in the kernel other than the "ACPI Processor P-States driver"?

    Thanks for your help

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    446

    Default

    Ubuntu is 2.6.32.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I figured out the problem, it seems my overclocking doesn't mix well with speedstep. However I don't have a windows install to test if this is a kernel issue or a bios issue... either way it looks like I'm back to 3ghz :-(

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •