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#1 2018-06-23 02:51:39

Registered: 2016-02-08
Posts: 136

Fix Intel CPU Throttling on Lenovo Thnkpad X280

Like many laptops, my X280 has an issue with CPU throttling on Linux. Here's a good post on the subject:

T480s Linux throttling bug : thinkpad … tling_bug/

Having not found any solution specific to my X280, I first tried the X1 Carbon solution from here:

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 6) - ArchWiki … ing_issues

That did not work for me. As a next step, I would like to try this solution:

erpalma/lenovo-throttling-fix: Workaround for Intel throttling issues on Thinkpads in Linux.

I do not find it in AUR. The installation instructions are for Ubuntu / Debian:

sudo apt install git virtualenv build-essential python3-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libgirepository1.0-dev libcairo2-dev
git clone
sudo ./

Would the following be the correct installation dependencies?

sudo pacman -S --asdeps --needed base-devel python-virtualenv python-cairo python-dbus python-psutil python-gobject

Also, can anything offer an opinion as to whether this script will work on Arch?


#2 2018-06-23 14:51:09

Registered: 2013-04-10
Posts: 1,607

Re: Fix Intel CPU Throttling on Lenovo Thnkpad X280

Why don't you simply install msr-tools and test if the commands from the reddit post fix your issue?

If they don't help, the script shouldn't work any better.
If the do, you can write your own fix based on the solution you posted from arch wiki.

If you want to use the script, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work on arch as long as it's dependencies are met. However, I wouldn't just blindly install bunch of packages that you may, or may not need, based on recommendations for another distro. Try to running the script, and install whatever dependencies are missing.


#3 2018-12-28 21:12:18

Registered: 2006-11-09
Posts: 24

Re: Fix Intel CPU Throttling on Lenovo Thnkpad X280

There is an AUR now: … g-fix-git/ (documented in the wiki too)


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