I have a new laptop with a A4-9210e CPU/APU. It doesn’t get hot (I’ve checked the temps) but it always goes down to 800MHz after a small time loading web pages or watching videos (then browsing and watching slows to a crawl), it’s meant to have a base rate of 1500MHz and a turbo of 22000MHz. I’ve tried everything possible in regards to changing
acpi_cpufreq options, minimum frequency, performance governor etc. Many hours. Nothing makes a difference, I think the frequency settings are locked by the BIOS/UEFI and there are no options in the BIOS/UEFI it’s self to stop that. Before I give up and buy a new laptop I wanted to try the new “cpu-idle-cooling” driver that was released with the 5.6 kernel.
I have the 5.6.2 kernel installed but I can’t find any cpu-idle-cooling modules in cat /proc/modules.
If I run
cat /proc/modules | grep cpu the only output is:
acpi_cpufreq 28672 0 - Live 0xffffffffc0922000
Can anyone help?