How to optimize CPU speed and laptop power on Ubuntu – Install auto-cpufreq on Ubuntu

Auto-cpufreq is a free and open source automatic CPU speed and your laptop power optimizer software for Linux. Using this you can you can improve you laptop battery life easily. It monitors your system CPU frequency and temperatures, battery state and system load to keep your system at good state. Its one of the the important feature is automatic CPU & power optimization in temporary and persistent mode. It also support CPU frequency scaling, governor and turbo boost management features. It is based on python and released under LGPL-3.0 License.

Install auto-cpufreq cpu and battery optimizer on Ubuntu

auto-cpufreq is available as a snap package for Ubuntu. You can easily install it via the your terminal application . Open terminal {ctrl+alt+t) and run this auto-cpufreq snap install command.

sudo snap install auto-cpufreq

Then enter your Ubuntu user password. To start run this commad.


If you not a fan of snap then you can also install it via the source installer. Just run below commands.

sudo git clone
cd auto-cpufreq && sudo ./auto-cpufreq-installer

That’s it.

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Optimize CPU speed and laptop power:

If you want to monitor and suggest CPU optimizations, then this command

sudo auto-cpufreq --monitor

and for monitor and make suggested CPU optimizations, run below command.

sudo auto-cpufreq --live

If you want to install the auto-cpufreq daemon service, then run this command in your terminal.

sudo auto-cpufreq --install

Remove the daemon

sudo auto-cpufreq --remove

For the complete usage details.

sudo auto-cpufreq --help

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