High 1037U CPU Frequency

My new living room NM70I-1037U media streamer almost always ran at maximum CPU frequency. The CPU frequency ranges from 800 MHz to 1.8 GHz. I saw no reason to have the CPU runs at almost maximum frequency most of the time.

The default in Linux is to use the intel_pstate driver. A little digging around the web indicated that adding a kernel parameter of intel_pstate=disable would help me. That indeed was the result. I then could set the frequency governor to powersave, which then kept the CPU at 800 MHz most of the time.

No related problems noticed.

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