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[Bug 1071434] Re: Turbo Core doesn't work on an AMD Phenom II X6 1045T


My previous test was already made after I have upgraded my BIOS to
version 1.40:

sworddragon@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Confirmed

** Tags removed: bios-outdated-1.40

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  Turbo Core doesn't work on an AMD Phenom II X6 1045T

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Bug description:
  I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) and my AMD Phenom II X6 1045T doesn't
  boost from 2.7 GHz to 3.2 GHz if a core is using 100% of cpu time.

  sworddragon@ubuntu:~$ uname -a
  Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  sworddragon@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep powernow
  [ 1.204050] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor (6 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
  [ 1.204074] powernow-k8: Core Performance Boosting: on.
  [ 1.204110] powernow-k8: 0 : pstate 0 (2700 MHz)
  [ 1.204113] powernow-k8: 1 : pstate 1 (2000 MHz)
  [ 1.204115] powernow-k8: 2 : pstate 2 (1400 MHz)
  [ 1.204117] powernow-k8: 3 : pstate 3 (800 MHz)

  sworddragon@ubuntu:~$ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies
  2700000 2000000 1400000 800000

  My BIOS is showing correctly 3.2 GHz as the maximum frequenzy and if I disable Cool' n' Quiet my frequenzy will be constantly 2705.104 MHz for all cores in /proc/cpuinfo without boosting to 3.2 GHz if a core is using 100% of cpu time.
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.25.
   **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
     Subdevices: 0/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  sworddragon   6544 F.... plugin-containe
   /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   sworddragon   6544 F...m plugin-containe
   /dev/snd/timer:      sworddragon   6544 f.... plugin-containe
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'SB'/'HDA ATI SB at 0xf9ff4000 irq 16'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC662 rev1'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0662,18497662,00100101'
     Controls      : 33
     Simple ctrls  : 18
   Error: command ['sh', '-c', 'dmesg | comm -13 --nocheck-order /var/log/dmesg -'] failed with exit code 1: comm: /var/log/dmesg: No such file or directory
   dmesg: write failed: Broken pipe
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  IwConfig: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  Lsusb: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  MachineType: To Be Filled By O.E.M. To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  MarkForUpload: True
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 VESA VGA
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=f1ce7323-74dc-46f7-95f7-887cc54403e7 ro
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
  RfKill: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  Tags:  raring
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
  dmi.bios.date: 05/21/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: P1.20
  dmi.board.asset.tag: BC5FF4739C55
  dmi.board.name: 960GM/U3S3 FX
  dmi.board.vendor: ASRock
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrP1.20:bd05/21/2012:svnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:rvnASRock:rn960GM/U3S3FX:rvr:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:
  dmi.product.name: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.product.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.sys.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

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