Re: Linux SLOW on Compaq Armada 110 PIII Speedstep

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 09:56:29 EST

Daniel Harvey wrote:
> [1.] Linux SLOW on Compaq Armada 110 PIII Speedstep

Intel will not release docs for SpeedStep, so we cannot do anything
about this except annoy Intel (or buy competing, documented processors).

I have a Toshiba P-III laptop with SpeedStep. It was similarly slow
until I got into the BIOS setup screen and cranked up the BIOS settings
from "max saving" to "max performance."

(BTW, most laptops -do- have a BIOS setup... it's just that many
manufacturers hide the normal PC boot screen, where RAM is checked, IDE
drives scanned, etc)

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