Recently got into Fedora and I am loving it so far! However I have an issue where my 3200g is barely able to even play 4k movies in VLC. And other tasks which shouldn’t be too intensive (like qbittorrent) take up 100% of my CPU.
Browsing around I found that I should change the CPU Governor to performance, but I am unable to. This is my system information and the errors I get when I attempt it
[server@simple-samba-server ~]$ inxi -Fxz System: Kernel: 5.8.4-200.fc32.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 2.34-4.fc32) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 Distro: Fedora release 32 (Thirty Two) Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38) v: 8.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: B.70 date: 06/10/2020 CPU: Info: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with Radeon Vega Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen+ rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 28800 Speed: 3165 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3165 2: 3171 3: 3186 4: 3193 Graphics: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 2a:00.0 Display: x11 server: Fedora Project X.org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting FAILED: ati unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 2560x1440 OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.38.0 5.8.4-200.fc32.x86_64 LLVM 10.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes
[root@simple-samba-server server]# cpupower frequency-set -g performance Setting cpu: 0 Error setting new values. Common errors: - Do you have proper administration rights? (super-user?) - Is the governor you requested available and modprobed? - Trying to set an invalid policy? - Trying to set a specific frequency, but userspace governor is not available, for example because of hardware which cannot be set to a specific frequency or because the userspace governor isn't loaded?
[root@simple-samba-server server]# cpupower frequency-info analyzing CPU 0: no or unknown cpufreq driver is active on this CPU CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: Not Available CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: Not Available maximum transition latency: Cannot determine or is not supported. Not Available available cpufreq governors: Not Available Unable to determine current policy current CPU frequency: Unable to call hardware current CPU frequency: Unable to call to kernel boost state support: Supported: no Active: no Boost States: 0 Total States: 3 Pstate-P0: 3600MHz Pstate-P1: 2300MHz Pstate-P2: 1400MHz
Any help is greatly appreciated!