Friday, August 05, 2016

HOWTO : Cooler CPU on Kali Linux 2016.1

In general speaking, more powerful CPU generates more heat. However, cooler CPU may provide better performance in some situations. The following guide is for Kali Linux 2016.1 or Debian Linux.

Step 1 :

apt-get install linux-cpupower cpufrequtils thermald

Step 2 :

cpupower frequency-set -g powersave

Step 3 :

nano /etc/rc.local

Place the following line right before "exit 0".

cpupower frequency-set -g powersave

Remarks :

(1) To check the result :

watch -n 1 -d sensors

(2) To reset to "performance" or "ondemand", you just replace "powersave" to "performance" or "ondemand".

That's all! See you.