[SOLVED] CPUFreq Governor changes automatically

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Kok0
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[SOLVED] CPUFreq Governor changes automatically

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Hello.
I recently instaled LMDE 4 and indicator-cpufreq, disabled intel_pstate in grub and I don't know why the governor changes continuously from whatever I select to "performance" in a question of minutes without any reason. Doesn't matter if I change it from the icon of indicator-cpufreq or if i use cpufreq-set (using cpufreq-set -c 0 -r -g ondemand with the 4 cpus), the fan is always on and the freq of the 4 cpus are at maximum from boot.
I have revised all the settings about cpufrequtils and I cannot get it work
cpufreq-info
cpufrequtils 008: cpufreq-info (C) Dominik Brodowski 2004-2009
Report errors and bugs to cpufreq@vger.kernel.org, please.
analyzing CPU 0:
driver: acpi-cpufreq
CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0
CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0
maximum transition latency: 10.0 us.
hardware limits: 500 MHz - 2.20 GHz
available frequency steps: 2.20 GHz, 2.20 GHz, 2.10 GHz, 2.00 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 1.50 GHz, 1.30 GHz, 1.20 GHz, 1.10 GHz, 1000 MHz, 900 MHz, 700 MHz, 600 MHz, 500 MHz
available cpufreq governors: userspace, conservative, powersave, ondemand, performance, schedutil
current policy: frequency should be within 2.20 GHz and 2.20 GHz.
The governor "powersave" may decide which speed to use
within this range.
current CPU frequency is 2.49 GHz.
cpufreq stats: 2.20 GHz:0,00%, 2.20 GHz:86,71%, 2.10 GHz:0,00%, 2.00 GHz:0,00%, 1.80 GHz:13,27%, 1.70 GHz:0,00%, 1.60 GHz:0,00%, 1.50 GHz:0,01%, 1.30 GHz:0,00%, 1.20 GHz:0,00%, 1.10 GHz:0,00%, 1000 MHz:0,00%, 900 MHz:0,00%, 700 MHz:0,00%, 600 MHz:0,00%, 500 MHz:0,01% (34)
analyzing CPU 1:
driver: acpi-cpufreq
CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 1
CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 1
maximum transition latency: 10.0 us.
hardware limits: 500 MHz - 2.20 GHz
available frequency steps: 2.20 GHz, 2.20 GHz, 2.10 GHz, 2.00 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 1.50 GHz, 1.30 GHz, 1.20 GHz, 1.10 GHz, 1000 MHz, 900 MHz, 700 MHz, 600 MHz, 500 MHz
available cpufreq governors: userspace, conservative, powersave, ondemand, performance, schedutil
current policy: frequency should be within 2.20 GHz and 2.20 GHz.
The governor "powersave" may decide which speed to use
within this range.
current CPU frequency is 2.53 GHz.
cpufreq stats: 2.20 GHz:0,00%, 2.20 GHz:86,68%, 2.10 GHz:0,01%, 2.00 GHz:0,01%, 1.80 GHz:13,28%, 1.70 GHz:0,00%, 1.60 GHz:0,00%, 1.50 GHz:0,00%, 1.30 GHz:0,01%, 1.20 GHz:0,00%, 1.10 GHz:0,00%, 1000 MHz:0,00%, 900 MHz:0,00%, 700 MHz:0,01%, 600 MHz:0,00%, 500 MHz:0,00% (56)
analyzing CPU 2:
driver: acpi-cpufreq
CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 2
CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 2
maximum transition latency: 10.0 us.
hardware limits: 500 MHz - 2.20 GHz
available frequency steps: 2.20 GHz, 2.20 GHz, 2.10 GHz, 2.00 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 1.50 GHz, 1.30 GHz, 1.20 GHz, 1.10 GHz, 1000 MHz, 900 MHz, 700 MHz, 600 MHz, 500 MHz
available cpufreq governors: userspace, conservative, powersave, ondemand, performance, schedutil
current policy: frequency should be within 2.20 GHz and 2.20 GHz.
The governor "powersave" may decide which speed to use
within this range.
current CPU frequency is 2.49 GHz.
cpufreq stats: 2.20 GHz:0,00%, 2.20 GHz:86,69%, 2.10 GHz:0,01%, 2.00 GHz:0,02%, 1.80 GHz:13,27%, 1.70 GHz:0,00%, 1.60 GHz:0,00%, 1.50 GHz:0,00%, 1.30 GHz:0,00%, 1.20 GHz:0,00%, 1.10 GHz:0,00%, 1000 MHz:0,00%, 900 MHz:0,00%, 700 MHz:0,01%, 600 MHz:0,00%, 500 MHz:0,00% (57)
analyzing CPU 3:
driver: acpi-cpufreq
CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 3
CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 3
maximum transition latency: 10.0 us.
hardware limits: 500 MHz - 2.20 GHz
available frequency steps: 2.20 GHz, 2.20 GHz, 2.10 GHz, 2.00 GHz, 1.80 GHz, 1.70 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 1.50 GHz, 1.30 GHz, 1.20 GHz, 1.10 GHz, 1000 MHz, 900 MHz, 700 MHz, 600 MHz, 500 MHz
available cpufreq governors: userspace, conservative, powersave, ondemand, performance, schedutil
current policy: frequency should be within 2.20 GHz and 2.20 GHz.
The governor "powersave" may decide which speed to use
within this range.
current CPU frequency is 2.53 GHz.
cpufreq stats: 2.20 GHz:0,00%, 2.20 GHz:86,69%, 2.10 GHz:0,01%, 2.00 GHz:0,01%, 1.80 GHz:13,27%, 1.70 GHz:0,00%, 1.60 GHz:0,00%, 1.50 GHz:0,00%, 1.30 GHz:0,00%, 1.20 GHz:0,00%, 1.10 GHz:0,00%, 1000 MHz:0,00%, 900 MHz:0,00%, 700 MHz:0,00%, 600 MHz:0,00%, 500 MHz:0,01% (54)
As you can see, the governors are set to powersave but the freq of the 4 cpus are at maximum + turbo
Please help! Any advice?

Thanks :-)
Last edited by Kok0 on Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: CPUFreq Governor changes automatically

Post by Kok0 »

Solved. I removed completly in synaptics all the cpufreq instaled items and installed only indicator-cpufreq (which installed a dependent package) .
Also I noticed that rambox.app/ installed from snap was using 25% of cpu load all the time (100% of 1 core probably) and also uninstalled and now it is working fine.
:D
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