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Date:      Wed, 09 Dec 2009 21:59:16 +0100
From:      Jan Henrik Sylvester <>
To:        questions-list freebsd <>
Subject:   BIOS/FreeBSD? i7 laptop with constant fan and no c states on 8.0
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I tried FreeBSD 8.0 on a Dell i7 laptop, but the fan is constantly 
spinning with maximal speed (and maximal noise).

dev.cpu.0.cx_supported lists only C1. Maybe this is related to 
i386/135447 (but I am on 8.0/amd64 and not 7.2/i386).

Even with powerd reducing the frequency to the lowest available, the fan 
still does not get quieter (it does on Windows 7).

Is the BIOS doing something wrong or is it just FreeBSD not working with 
this fairly new processor, yet?

Jan Henrik

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