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Sandy sandwalker@g...
Fri Dec 23 13:38:03 NZDT 2011

Hmm.  I've never had this problem before.  I have the choice of 'Ondemand', 
'Conservative', 'Performance' and 'Powersave', or 800MHz, 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz and 
2GHz.  Usually it's on 'Ondemand' (as I have a laptop).  Even when it's at full 
speed, even the home directory takes 2-3 seconds to display the icons.


On 23/12/11 12:51, Glenn Ramsey wrote:
> I had/have this problem on a Kubuntu box (currently 10.04). It used to be 
> pretty snappy on 8.04 with KDE 3.X, but after the upgrade to 10.04 was 
> annoyingly slow. That was partly because of KDE 4.X, but mainly because of the 
> default cpu throttling settings. The machine has an AMD 4800+ and the defaults 
> for powernowd are lower load limit=20, upper limit=80. What it appears to do 
> is linearly scale the CPU speed (from 1000-2500 MHz) between these limits 
> based on load. I have set the limits to 10 and 20 so that if anyone is doing 
> anything it goes at full speed and only throttles back if there is nothing at 
> all happening.
> Not sure if this will help you, but it's a possibility.
> Cheers
> Glenn

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