AMD Athlon -- clock run 2x faster under linux

Tyler Strickland tyler at
Tue Aug 30 12:30:38 MDT 2005

On 08/30/2005 12:28 PM, Tyler Strickland wrote:
> On 08/30/2005 11:57 AM, justin gedge wrote:
>> Recently bought an hp laptop [hp pavilion zv6170us].  It's a fairly 
>> nice machine with an AMD Athlon64 in it.
>> ...
>> The real issue that's burning me up right now is the system clock is 
>> running faster than it should -- like 2x faster.
>> ...
>> Anyone ever see anything like this before?
> I have, but it's been a while so I don't remember exactly how I fixed 
> it.  What kernel version are you running?  Have you tried upgrading your 
> kernel?  Your bios?  I'll keep racking my brain to see if I can remember 
> the fix...

Another thought - you might try disabling APIC instead of ACPI at boot 


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