[plug] ubuntu cpu not recognised properly

Brad Campbell brad at wasp.net.au
Sun Mar 2 12:33:57 WST 2008

Gavin Chester wrote:

> The hardware is _supposed_ to be Cel400, 192Mb ram, 6Gb drive. Quite
> adequate for the purpose if I keep a trim, cli-only system.
> Trouble is, I had doubts about its speed so did $cat /proc/cpuinfo and
> it shows that ubuntu only recognises it as 200Mhz cpu !! :-( I've had
> other distros on this same laptop in the past and in _ALL_ other cases
> the cpu was properly recognised, so never had this problem before. I've
> even had suse 10.1, full graphical desktop with OOorg running reasonably
> well on this laptop, so how can I get ubuntu to properly recognise the
> true cpu speed?

Is it being slowed down by a cpufreq governor?

Mine is a 1.2Ghz CPU

brad at bklaptop2:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 13
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.20GHz
stepping        : 8
cpu MHz         : 600.000
cache size      : 2048 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi 
mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx bts est tm2
bogomips        : 1198.22
clflush size    : 64

brad at bklaptop2:~$ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor

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