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Old 09-28-2006, 03:51 AM   #31
hedvule
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The same problem


Hi,

I'm having exactelly the same problem. I'm running SUSE 10.1 and here is my cpuinfo file.

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 13
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 600.114
cache size : 2048 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe est tm2
bogomips : 1207.22

hedwule@wireless-pc-61-138:/proc> uname -r
2.6.13-15-default

It never runs on more than this 600MHz, no matter how much I push it. And in addition yo this, my Kpowersave allways says that I'm running on batteries. Really don't know what to do.

Hedvule.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 07:46 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by hedvule
Hi,

I'm having exactelly the same problem. I'm running SUSE 10.1 and here is my cpuinfo file.

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 13
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 600.114
cache size : 2048 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe est tm2
bogomips : 1207.22

hedwule@wireless-pc-61-138:/proc> uname -r
2.6.13-15-default

It never runs on more than this 600MHz, no matter how much I push it. And in addition yo this, my Kpowersave allways says that I'm running on batteries. Really don't know what to do.

Hedvule.
Try upgrading your Kernel.

uname -r
2.6.18-rc5-1.2-default

#:~> cpufreq-info
cpufrequtils 0.4: cpufreq-info (C) Dominik Brodowski 2004
Report errors and bugs to linux@brodo.de, please.
analyzing CPU 0:
driver: centrino
CPUs which need to switch frequency at the same time: 0
hardware limits: 600 MHz - 1.60 GHz
available frequency steps: 1.60 GHz, 1.40 GHz, 1.20 GHz, 1000 MHz, 800 MHz, 600 MHz
available cpufreq governors: ondemand, userspace, powersave, performance
current policy: frequency should be within 600 MHz and 1.60 GHz.
The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use
within this range.
current CPU frequency is 600 MHz.
#:~> sudo cpufreq-set -g performance
root's password:
#:~> cpufreq-info
cpufrequtils 0.4: cpufreq-info (C) Dominik Brodowski 2004
Report errors and bugs to linux@brodo.de, please.
analyzing CPU 0:
driver: centrino
CPUs which need to switch frequency at the same time: 0
hardware limits: 600 MHz - 1.60 GHz
available frequency steps: 1.60 GHz, 1.40 GHz, 1.20 GHz, 1000 MHz, 800 MHz, 600 MHz
available cpufreq governors: ondemand, userspace, powersave, performance
current policy: frequency should be within 600 MHz and 1.60 GHz.
The governor "performance" may decide which speed to use
within this range.


The problem is that cpufreq is not running correctly. You can try to re-compile it in your kernel, but I would recommend going to 2.6.18 (I saw the problem in .16 also.
 
Old 10-03-2006, 10:50 AM   #33
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A simple solution

Hi,

I found a very simple solution. I installed cpufreq using yast and now all works fine.

Good luck, Hedvule.
 
Old 10-03-2006, 12:04 PM   #34
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Hi,

I found a very simple solution. I installed cpufreq using yast and now all works fine.

Good luck, Hedvule.
Strange, mine had the same issue above even with cpufreq installed.

What Kernel Version are you running?
 
Old 06-14-2007, 03:18 AM   #35
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May be a little late, but I recently ran into this problem.

For those who have Toshiba laptops, it's a well known problem. It usually happens when your laptop get serviced by Toshiba (or anyone else):
A lot of people had to send back their laptop to Toshiba Service centers to have it fix.

Some people have found the answer when trying to change their Banias CPU to Dothan CPU.
They compared the bios of a Toshiba Portege M200 sold with Banias 1.5Ghz and Portege M200 sold by Toshiba with Dothan 2ghz: everything was identical (bios version, mobo version....) but the Banias one got stucked at 598Mhz when mounting the Dothan on it.
http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/forum/to...62&whichpage=1

In fact, they found that there is a hidden setting in the bios, that needs to be rewritten everytime you change the CPU or mobo. They finally get hand on the tool used by Toshiba techies to fix it.

You will find a link for the Toshiba file on page 28 of the topic.


Disclaimer: This is a Toshiba tool, it is designed for Portege M200 laptops but also works on several Toshiba models as you can read in the thread, but you make it at your own risk, and I cannot affirm it will work on every laptop.
If you have other brand of laptop: please do not use. I've heard that some users of Acer got this fixed by reloading Factory settings in their bios.

Last edited by grx44; 06-14-2007 at 03:34 AM.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 04:14 PM   #36
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May be a little late, but I recently ran into this problem.

For those who have Toshiba laptops, it's a well known problem. It usually happens when your laptop get serviced by Toshiba (or anyone else):
A lot of people had to send back their laptop to Toshiba Service centers to have it fix.

Some people have found the answer when trying to change their Banias CPU to Dothan CPU.
They compared the bios of a Toshiba Portege M200 sold with Banias 1.5Ghz and Portege M200 sold by Toshiba with Dothan 2ghz: everything was identical (bios version, mobo version....) but the Banias one got stucked at 598Mhz when mounting the Dothan on it.
http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/forum/to...62&whichpage=1

In fact, they found that there is a hidden setting in the bios, that needs to be rewritten everytime you change the CPU or mobo. They finally get hand on the tool used by Toshiba techies to fix it.

You will find a link for the Toshiba file on page 28 of the topic.


Disclaimer: This is a Toshiba tool, it is designed for Portege M200 laptops but also works on several Toshiba models as you can read in the thread, but you make it at your own risk, and I cannot affirm it will work on every laptop.
If you have other brand of laptop: please do not use. I've heard that some users of Acer got this fixed by reloading Factory settings in their bios.
Thanks for the links etc.. I talked to a local Toshiba rep a long time about this, and he reflashed it for me ) .. I have a new laptop anyways LOL.. D820 (Dell) Damn I miss my Toshiba.. I wanted an M7 but stupid company is strictly Dell now
 
  


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