Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#526 closed defect (fixed)

ACPI boots, but quickly sets both CPU to 12%

Reported by: BlondeGuy Owned by: eco
Priority: trivial Milestone: Release 4.00
Component: Daemon Version: 3.19.14
Keywords: Cc:


This is Thinkpad T61p with eCS 2.1, and the computer boots OK (most of the time), but then it quickly sets both CPU to 12% which makes things very slow.

Once in a while boots in a state where sounds won't play.

Once in a while boots with no problem.

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Changed 8 years ago by BlondeGuy

logs as specified in readme

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by dazarewicz

  • Priority changed from major to trivial

Apparently you have enabled the power manager and set the settings to give you that result. If you don't like those settings, all you have to do is choose different settings, or disable the power manager. If the power manager is enabled and the CPU temperature is higher than the maximum you have selected, the CPU will be throttled to the minimum (12%) until the CPU cools below the temperature you have set. This is correct operation, as designed.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by dazarewicz

  • Component changed from ACPI PSD to Daemon

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by BlondeGuy

Yes. Power manager is on by default if you have eCS 2.1.

I bet I'm not the only one to see this happen...

I removed powerman.exe from config.sys and system runs normally, if a bit hot. You can close this bug if you like.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by dazarewicz

I had forgotten that there was a separate power manager at one time. A very much improved power manager is now integrated into the ACPI Daemon and is controlled with the config file acpid.cfg in your ETC directory. The old powerman and the ACPI deamon should not both be executed at the same time. There is a note in the readme about this.

There is nothing wrong with running the powerman in the AcpiDaemon?. In fact, the default settings work quite well. It will, however, throttle the system down to 12% until the CPU cools down below 85C (the default max temperature), then it will allow the system to run at full speed if needed.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by dazarewicz

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

A new setting for the minimum power level for over temperature was added to powerman.

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