No more cpuspeed in F16

Michael Cronenworth mike at
Thu Nov 17 21:11:06 UTC 2011

Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> I have pretty much gotten that from everyone (ASUS, IBM, HP, Dell,
> nonames) when working corporate support. Consumer level laptops are
> cheap because they are meant to run basically low level stuff most of
> the time and high level stuff very very short times. The extra costs
> that go into various enterprise and "gamer" class laptops is to make
> sure that the high-level can be longer.. but they will still only rate
> it for like 10 minutes of 100% CPU usage versus 30-60 seconds on a
> commercial laptop. If you need longer get a desktop was what we were
> told by the above.

All of the problem laptops I've seen have been HP. If they're not 
overheating they are falling apart.

I have put my ASUS consumer-level laptop (Core 2, mid-grade GPU) through 
its paces for well over 10 minutes from video encoding to gaming and 
it's never been unreasonably warm. Sure, the fans get loud, but I'd 
rather have that then a hot lap.

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