Re: [dwm] [OT] frequency scaling and power consumption

From: Preben Randhol <>
Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 09:19:46 +0200

On Sat, 9 May 2009 13:56:09 +0800
bill lam <> wrote:

> Thanks all for confirmation. Since I only have a desktop, no
> notebook/netbook ;-( it is somehow difficult to verify the
> improvement. I now lock the cpu frequency to 1.1GHZ (half of the
> original 2.1G).

Why on earth do you want to do this to a desktop computer? It will have
next to no effect on your power consumption. I mean you whole system
will draw the main part of the power. Anyway, put the power saving so
that the CPU scales with load. This makes more sense. And turn down
the brightness on your monitor, that saves power too.


Preben Randhol
Received on Sat May 09 2009 - 07:19:46 UTC

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