AMD64 Woes

Andre Guibert de Bruet andy at
Tue Jul 27 23:28:52 PDT 2004

On Tue, 27 Jul 2004, Remi wrote:

> I just got a new AMD64 laptop(I8254) and it appears to be running at 800MHz
> on 5.2.1-R
> CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ (800.03-MHz K8-class CPU)
> I have no idea how to fix this! Would upgrading to -CURRENT help at all?

First, you could start by not cross-posting to three different mailing 
lists. Then, change the power-saving settings that you have in the 
system's bios. Laptops do not always run at their rated clock speed. Doing 
so would have a significant negative impact on the system's battery life. 
As such, plugging in your laptop before the system posts, will likely 
yield a Mhz guestimate much closer to what you were expecting.


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