No more cpuspeed in F16
awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Nov 17 21:30:56 UTC 2011
On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 22:21 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> >> > The vendor just tells you 'consumer laptops aren't designed to use full
> >> > CPU power for extended periods'. I've tried.
> >> Huh? ... Which vendor was that? (To add to my "not buy from" list ;) )
> > Mine was a Lenovo (not a Thinkpad), but as Smooge says, this is pretty
> > much standard practice.
> Apparently too many customers just accept that but I wouldn't. I can
> run my HP as long as I want (full load) the fan spins up but it
> doesn't overheat.
It varies a lot; it's not as if _every_ model shipped has an overheating
problem. It's usually the slimmer, lighter weight ones that have issues
- your average 15", 5 pound slabbook will likely be fine as there's
enough spare space to get decent cooling in there. But if you happen to
get a model which has issues, the manufacturer likely isn't going to
consider it something you deserve to get fixed.
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