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[opensuse] hardware frequency modules
I have an AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor running on an ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard. My processor fan was pretty loud, so I purchased a separate processor fan and heat sink, and plugged those in over my processor instead of the stock version. Well, it didn't work, and the processor got up to 130 deg F, and the computer shut down (that is my normal laptop temperature, but my desktop normally runs at about 110 deg).

Also, the non-stock processor fan (Deep Cool is the brand name) only had a 3 pin plug for the fan, while the stock version had a 4 pin plug.

So, I went back to the stock version, plugged it in, and it seems to run fine. However, now there is a problem. My cpu temperature is fine, still running between 105 and 110 deg F. My fan is still loud, but it runs ok. The problem is, now I can no longer tell what frequency my processor is running at. Before I ever swapped out the fans, my system load viewer would say what speed each of the 4 processors were running at. Now, it says they are always running at 2111.1 MHz.

Also, when I boot up my desktop (box #1 below) as the services are being listed on the screen, I get this one line:

Loading CPUFreq modules - hardware support not available

So here is where I need help.

Are each of the 4 processors on my CPU really running at 3211MHz all the time, or is this just a false reading because the CPUFreq modules are not loaded?

Also, is it possible that I damaged something on the motherboard or the processor when the temperature ran up to 130 deg for a couple of minutes, so that now the processor always runs at that speed?

Is is possible that purchasing a new stock fan and plugging it in will solve the problem?

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Box #1: 12.1 | KDE 4.8.4 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | ATI Radeon HD 3300 | 16GB
Box #2: 12.1 | KDE 4.8.4 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | nVidia C61 GeForce 7025 | 4GB
Laptop: 12.1 | KDE 4.8.4 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | Intel HD Graphics 3000 | 8GB
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