I've been suffering a bit from a somewhat sluggish machine at times. Sometimes I run VMWare and that is especially annoyingly slow. I already posted the max_cstate thing (powersaving functionality).
Here is another thing I tried. "hpet=disable" on the kernel start line in /boot/grub/menu.lst.
What is HPET?
I am still experimenting with hpet disabled, but so far the Gnome desktop seems more responsive and things slightly faster. I used to get some 'stutters' on the mouse cursor sometimes and more processing times, but things seem to run better actually without the precision timer.
At the same time I noticed that some applications crashed suddenly. Not very frequent, but when load was high.
I'll keep this value for now and see what happens. I can always revert.
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