Powertop software to give low heat, low noise and better autonomy on your laptop

  3 months ago

Powertop is a Intel software for Intel CPU recommended for low heat, low noise and obtain a better autonomy on your laptop, it is available on distribution repositories. This software is recommended for advanced users only. Dont use TLP at the same time, it would cause conflicts. 


Usual installation :

sudo apt install powertop


First calibred Powertop for your sytem (process taking a few minutes and making the computer partially unusable during this time).

sudo powertop --calibrate


Secondly execute it.

sudo powertop --auto-tune

Official web site : https://01.org/powertop/

Look at the manual of powertop : https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/8-powertop/


For enable Powertop simply and automatically at system boot, make a cron fonction file on /etc/cron.d named powertop with right of execution enable and containing this fonction :


@reboot root powertop --auto-tune