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Power4Gear/Intel Turbo Boost

Postby Dreamer_ » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:10 am

Hi all,

I am new to linux and I am looking forward to moving to it from windows, and I am having a really peculiar problem.
I am using an Asus laptop, and in windows it had a thing called power4gear, in which I could select power plan. And one thing it did was up the GHz limit of processor, from 2.1 GHz to 3.1 GHz.
CPU frequency scaling monitor and it lets me lower the clock speed, but not rise it above 2.2 GHz.

Is there anything, that can bring that functionality in linux? :(

EDIT: apparently power4gear is just a frontend, what I am looking for is Intel Turbo Boost.
Is it always enabled or is it automatic?

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Re: Power4Gear/Intel Turbo Boost

Postby homerscousin » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:21 pm

If what you are looking for is some sort of overclocking utility, then I don't think there is one for Linux. I think I did a quick search last year and found nothing.

As far as Intel's turbo boost, I have this enabled by default in my UEFI, bios with my mobo and I can change that boost setting higher if I want to. You should be able to get those same settings you had in Windows, but you'd have to do it in the bios.
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Re: Power4Gear/Intel Turbo Boost

Postby nomko » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:58 am

Dreamer_ wrote:I am using an Asus laptop

What are the specifications of your laptop? Can you place the output here of this terminal command:

Code: Select all

inxi -F

This we can determine which CPU you're laptop has and same for GPU.

If you mean Turbo Boost as a setting in your BIOS, then you should check your BIOS if this is enabled or disabled.

I found this for you, might be interesting although the dates are from 2010 (and earlier):
http://askubuntu.com/questions/37618/is ... st-working
http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/1 ... -core.aspx

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Re: Power4Gear/Intel Turbo Boost

Postby Dreamer_ » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:12 am

CPU:  Quad core Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
  Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz 5: 800.00 MHz 6: 800.00 MHz 7: 800.00 MHz 8: 800.00 MHz
  CPU Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts
  acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good
  nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1
  sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
  ept vpid

It's a Asus n53sm.

I will try to look into the bios :S

EDIT: BIOS didn't have any options about turbo boost or anything like that :(

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