Using this auto-cpufreq tool on all the Intel Linux laptops we have, it seems to us to be a program worthy of note and of attention. It does what it promises and it is easy to make working as a service. It serves to adjust aspects of the CPU (Intel only for the moment… sigh!) dynamically, depending on the load, the battery, and more. Read the Git page a little and try it on your Linux laptop if you like.
Recently I bought a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon. As with every new install, one of the first things I do is install TLP to improve battery life. However, soon afterwards, I realized when watching 4k content on Youtube laptop was starting to choke. Which was hard to come to terms with considering it’s running on an Intel i7 CPU. After I started monitoring my resources, I realized that CPU was capped at 1800MHz. Then, tweaking my TLP config to make sure it allows “turbo boost” on AC, and after getting nowhere I’ve decided to just remove it.auto-cpufreq – Automatic CPU speed & power optimizer for Linux | foolcontrol.org
Short story, auto-cpufreq is an automatic CPU speed & power optimizer for Linux based on active monitoring of laptop’s battery state, CPU usage, and system load. Ultimately allowing you to improve battery life without making any compromises.
- auto-cpufreq GitHub page – https://github.com/AdnanHodzic/auto-cpufreq