Via C7 Processor (CPU) - cpufreq and make.conf support

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Oct 24 19:32:26 PDT 2007

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, Roland Smith wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 02:25:11PM -0600, Ross Penner wrote:
>>> What does 'sysctl dev.cpu.0.freq_levels' report? It should list the
>>> available CPU frequencies.
>> I get:
>> dev.cpu.0.freq_levels: 397/-1 198/-1
>> Is this something I should be reporting to stable? It's not explicitly
>> mentioned in the hardware notes so I'm not sure if my processor is
>> actually supported in 6.2. Is it possible that I've been shipped the
>> wrong processor? If so, how would I be able to tell short of ripping
>> off the giant heatsink and looking?
> Have a look at the dmesg output with 'dmesg |head -n 24'. There should
> be some info about the CPU in there. Post those lines here.
> And have a look at the bios. It could have some settings to regulate the
> CPU speed.

Or maybe a related setting like FSB speed (if the Via C7 is like other 
processors in basing its speed off that).

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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