CPU frequency scaling in Linux June 22, 2008Posted by idebian in Debian, GNU/Linux, Hardware.
Tags: Frequency scaling
The recent CPUs have a feature which let them scale their operating frequency (changing a voltage power supply input) according to the system/user needs.
This way, when the entire processor resources are not needed, the system can greatly reduces the overall power consumption, lowering temperatures and fan speed
This post addresses the frequency scaling setup in Linux: enjoy