1

Laptops: More power on power, More battery on Duracell

view story
linux-howto

http://crunchbang.org – I wish that I could have a workstation at home and a laptop, but I can't. I live in a tiny cramped apartment in Korea, and frankly I really like working from coffeeshops and having one computer (a laptop) is the best solution. So I use an ivy-bridge i7 laptop. Problem is that it is fast. Why is that a problem? It is fast enough to not kick in the cpu-scaling-governor. With the default ondemand governor all four cores of my cpu can hover from 35-50% but only at 775Mhtz when compiling software and building things with debootstrap. since it won't "kick inti high gear" the comp (HowTos)