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Boost Changer

Boost Changer

control CPU turbo boost and the settings of the cpu speed on Linux.

Boost Changer

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‼️ This App is now only for Linux ‼️

This App needs root rights. When and why?

Boost Changer is made to control the frequencies of Intel CPUs. It can also manage the processor's energy consumption through Energy-Performance Preference.

In generall this app does not need root rights but when you hit the Turn Off or On button a popup window will ask you about your root password.

why?

  • In your Kernel there is a file called /sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo.

To turn off or on your turbo boost you have to change this file and that is what this app does.

  • In your Kernel there is a file called /sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/max_perf_pct.

when you change the energy performance in Boost Changer you have to change this file and that is what this app does.

📌 This app will only work on a real machine. 📌

What it isn't

This is just a GUI application and it is not meant to replace TLP, powertop or any other power management / energy consumption service. It is meant just to provide quick access to sysfs settings related to Intel Processors and in fact it can run on top of TLP.

Installation

Download

OS Release Link
Debian AppImage 💿
Ubuntu AppImage 💿
Fedora AppImage 💿
Redhat AppImage 💿
Solus AppImage 💿
OpenSUSE AppImage 💿
Arch AUR 💿

Get it from the Snap Store

How to run AppImage

# Download the app
wget https://github.com/nbebaw/boostchanger/releases/download/v4.3.0/boostchanger-4.3.0.AppImage

# Make the app executable 
chmod +x boostchanger-4.3.0.AppImage

# Run the app
./boostchanger-4.3.0.AppImage

Installation only for Developer

You can help me to improve this app

# Clone this repo
git clone https://github.com/nbebaw/boostchanger.git

# Install dependencies
npm install

# Run the App
npm run

Common Issue for AppImage

The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing ...

The solution

New features for future releases

1 = High Prio | 2 = Middle Prio | 3 = Low Prio

Feature Prio
Add AMD Support 1
CPU Frequencies 1
GPU Frequencies 1
CPU Governor 2
Nvidia PowerMizer Settings 2
Represent all Infos about the Machine 2
Make this App cross Platform 3

Dashboard

settings

About

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Dashboard Dashboard
Settings Settings
About About

Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab