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System Information - Wierd CPU multi-core readout

Postby dwainehead on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:14 pm

Any idea why the system is reporting this way?

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Processors
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor   3600.00MHz
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor   1400.00MHz
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor   1400.00MHz
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor   1400.00MHz


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Computer
Processor   4x AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
Memory   16421MB (792MB used)
Operating System   Linux Mint Debian Edition 20120409 x64 Mate
User Name   dwainehead (Dwaine Halberg)
Date/Time   Wed 27 Jun 2012 10:09:12 AM MST


It doesn't slow my system down in anyway, just strange that it reports the processor like this, any idea's for fixes?
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Re: System Information - Wierd CPU multi-core readout

Postby eanfrid on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:31 pm

By default, cpufrequtils is set up to reduce power consumption by lowering cpu frequency when idle and restoring full cpu frequency when needed ("ondemand" strategy).
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Re: System Information - Wierd CPU multi-core readout

Postby skunkarific on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:03 am

I added the applet to the panel, but it only seems to affect CPU0. What do I do with the others?
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Re: System Information - Wierd CPU multi-core readout

Postby skunkarific on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:27 pm

Can cpufrequtils be uninstalled safely?
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Re: System Information - Wierd CPU multi-core readout

Postby eanfrid on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:15 am

If you have a multicore cpu, you have to load the applet once for each core (and select the one to be monitored by each instance).

You can uninstall cpufrequtils. As a result, your machine will be set by default to "performance" mode (cpu stock frequencies) starting from next reboot. It is totally harmless.
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Re: System Information - Wierd CPU multi-core readout

Postby skunkarific on Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:29 pm

I uninstalled cpufrequtils. I did not uninstall libcpufreq0, because when I did, it also wanted to take mate-applets with it. I didn't think this was a safe way to go, is it?
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Re: System Information - Wierd CPU multi-core readout

Postby eanfrid on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:34 am

libcpufreq0 is tied to many packages as a dependancy. You should not even try to remove it. Removing cpufrequtils package is enough regarding your "problem". Another way is to keep cpufrequtils and to configure it. Look for or create the file "/etc/default/cpufrequtils" and fill it with:
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ENABLE="true"
GOVERNOR="performance"

however on my i5 I use
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ENABLE="true"
GOVERNOR="ondemand"
MIN_SPEED=2400000
with no perceptible loss of performance...
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