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I am a bit confused about speedstwp and cpufrequtils. Here are the issues.

1. On a fresh install I noticed that temps were dropping to 24c which is the usual temp reached at idle with speedstep enabled. On windows idle at full 4.01 is usually 32c and downclocked by speedstep to 1604 it drops to 24c. Based on these observations it seems like speedsteap is working but I didn't think scaling worked without a govenor module loaded. Additionally /proc/cpuinfo shows that the speed stays at 3.41 which is the speed it would be at with the modded fsb speed but stock multi.

2. With cpufrequtils on it idles at 1596 and maxes at 3326 (dead stock fsb and mutliplier speed). I would assume this is just the usual linux error when overclocking but the weird thing is when I use a script to monitor /proc/cpuinfo only core 1 ever goes over 1596mhz.


I had arch on my i3 rig and sometimes frequency would show incorrectly but always over the correct speed and all cores would clock up and down.
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Linux doesn't report frequencies correctly when you overclock Bloomfield/Gulftown chips. The CPU is still running at 4GHz or whatever but it gets misreported at the lower multiplier.
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Ok yeah I'd heard that before so CPUFREQ has no effect on that, and it is running at correct speed whether thats on or off?

What about the single core speed increase is that still just down to errors reading an overclocked CPU?
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