Complete Linux and Manjaro noob - CPU seems stuck at base clock. Not using a Laptop or anything. Observing the output of watch -n 1 cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/cpuinfo_cur_freq, the highest I’ve seen it go under any circumstances (including in games) is 3600Mhz, the base clock of the CPU. Because of this my CPU fans never ramp up and I’m seemingly missing a substantial amount of performance when trying to do any gaming.
Output of cpupower frequency-info was
analyzing CPU 0: driver: acpi-cpufreq CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0 CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0 maximum transition latency: Cannot determine or is not supported. hardware limits: 2.20 GHz - 4.21 GHz available frequency steps: 3.60 GHz, 2.80 GHz, 2.20 GHz available cpufreq governors: conservative ondemand userspace powersave performance schedutil current policy: frequency should be within 2.20 GHz and 3.60 GHz. The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use within this range. current CPU frequency: Unable to call hardware current CPU frequency: 2.20 GHz (asserted by call to kernel) boost state support: Supported: yes Active: no
Is this because boost state support is not active? If so, how do I activate it? Sorry if this has already been asked before or it’s a really easy fix.