Via C7 Processor (CPU) - cpufreq and make.conf support
erik at cederstrand.dk
Wed Oct 24 00:25:31 PDT 2007
Ross Penner wrote:
> Hi all, I have a few questions about my Via C7 processor. In
> examples/make.conf there is an option for the CPUTYPE. It indicates
> that only the C3 and the C3-2 chips are supported. Does the C7 chip
> have support that I don't know of? If not, will it? Otherwise, will
> specifying the chipset as C3 help or hinder my environment?
I know this is not an answer, but why not just upgrade to 7.0 if you
need the C7 support?
> My second question is in regards to the CPU frequency control. I've
> seen that the C7 gets support for cpufreq in 7 current, but I'm
> running 6. Without support in cpufreq, what speed would my processor
> be running at? I've always thought my performance has been lackluster
> so I suspect it's running at the lower clock speed.
If cpufreq/powerd is not active, your processor is running full-speed.
You can check this with "sysctl dev.cpu.0.freq" if it's available on
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