[REQUEST] Undervolting AMD in Linux Mint 14 on 3.7 kernel

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[REQUEST] Undervolting AMD in Linux Mint 14 on 3.7 kernel

Postby Kombian on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:01 am

Hi!

I've been all over the internet(read: I've google'd it) searching for info on undervolting AMD processors in Linux 14. No joy.

I've "stolen" my GF's old HP Pavilion dv6000, and installed LM 14. Recently(10 minutes ago) upgraded the kernel to 3.7. The battery is sucked dry after 1-1,5 hrs of normal use(mail, internet, chat). I've read a lot of articles/forum posts on the internet regarding (cue understatement) poor battery life on LM14.

I'm looking for a guide/howto on undervolting AMD64 processors in Linux Mint 14, and other batteryfriendly tweaks(not as basic as adjusting screen brightness). All guides I've seen are for LM13 or older.

Regards,
Kombian
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Re: [REQUEST] Undervolting AMD in Linux Mint 14 on 3.7 kerne

Postby catweazel on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:18 am

Kombian wrote:Linux Mint 14

MATE? Cinnamon? Xfce? KDE? LMDE?
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Re: [REQUEST] Undervolting AMD in Linux Mint 14 on 3.7 kerne

Postby Kombian on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:39 am

Cinnamon. Sorry I left that out.
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Re: [REQUEST] Undervolting AMD in Linux Mint 14 on 3.7 kerne

Postby catweazel on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:14 am

Kombian wrote:Cinnamon.

Cinnamon is quite aggressive on the graphics. You may find you get much better battery life with MATE.
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Re: [REQUEST] Undervolting AMD in Linux Mint 14 on 3.7 kerne

Postby Kombian on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:27 am

Thanks! I'll try it out later.
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