[CentOS] CentOS 7 speedstep CPU support

Thu May 11 22:18:37 UTC 2017
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

On 05/11/2017 05:38 PM, Darr247 wrote:
>> Here's mine.  Interesting differences:
> If you disable Intel Speedstep in the BIOS it should lock the CPU to its
> fastest speed, but you lose power saving during idle.

Thanks for the suggestion.  I still recall that in CentOS 5.x there was 
speedstep control available from gnome... and from the CLI too of 
course.  I don't see it in C7.3.

Currently I don't actually need more speed.  This is already a fairly 
peppy laptop... like right now the load is about 2%.  If it was any 
lower, I could almost turn this machine  off and still run everything.  
:)  Ah but seriously, I'd rather have the speed cranked down and save 
the battery.  That's the one weak spot: this gal can drain a battery 
faster than a dog can down a bag of cookies.  Still, I'd like to have 
control in gnome over cpu speed again.

Thanks again.