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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

just enabled cpuscaling

How to get the FULL 1.2GHZ out of your C7-M ULV

just go here and follow the simple instructions, but before you do, make sure your not running a custom kernel you yourself or others has made, make sure your running the latest Ubuntu Generic Kernel (2.6.24 series) (in other words the latest Ubuntu 8.04.1 kernel)

below are the same instructions i followed to get the VIA C7-M ULV Frequency Scaling Enabled (you'll experience hours of extra battery life and massive performance increase) its like the performance was NEVER There, now with CPU frequency scaling, the speed is amaaaazing!

wget … rt.tar.bz2
tar xfvj Cpufreq-2.6.25_backport.tar.bz2
cd cpufreq

then either "insmod e_powersaver.ko" right now for insane performance OR "mkdir /lib/modules/`uname -r`/cpu ; cp e_powersaver.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/cpu"
then "depmod -ae"
and "modprobe e_powersaver.ko" for insane performance right now, and "echo e_powersaver >> /etc/modules" for insane performance forever.

please note: its a way shorter boot time if you place the new e_powersaver module into your /lib/modules/`uname -r` dir and then depmod -ae and then add e_powersaver to /etc/modules, this way you get automatic loading of the cpufreq supported module, this drasticly speeds up the boot time!

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