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[Bug 717454] Power consumption of 3.0.4 kernel is 10-20W higher than 2.6.37 on new i7 based SandyBridge processors

--- Comment #12 from Andrew Wafaa <awafaa@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 2011-09-25 08:09:59 UTC
Adding the following kernel parameter to the 3.0.4 kernel brings usage down
from 22W to 11W:


This also seems to fix fan over utilisation/heat which may have been the cause
of the additional power drain.

For reference see

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