CPU Frequence Manager

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CPU Frequence Manager

Postby grgaud on Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:46 am

Hi all,
I'm running XFCE community edition (Excellent!) and I was checking the daemons that startup automatically and found one called the powernowd, or the CPU frequency manager. What happens if I choose not to run this daemon?

I realize this is a laptop daemon (I run Mint 3.0 on a Toshiba Satellite A100), but do I really need to have it running?
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Postby Husse on Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:15 pm

It controls your CPU so it slows down when no work is done thus saving power and you get the battery to last longer.
There is one other aspect of this - it helps to keep your laptop cooler and thus the laptop lasts longer :lol:
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Postby grgaud on Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:14 pm

Husse wrote:It controls your CPU so it slows down when no work is done thus saving power and you get the battery to last longer.
There is one other aspect of this - it helps to keep your laptop cooler and thus the laptop lasts longer :lol:


hanks for the info, Husse, that's a good thing to know. I'll keep that one on the list of running services.
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