indicator-cpufreq with Cinnamon to control my CPU-usage and save power, as my battery life has been running low. So, I use
indicator-cpufreq to put my CPU in powersave mode. However, I have this weird issue with Cinnamon, that sometimes when I wake up from suspend, CPU usage skyrockets up to 40% per core, and everything slows down significantly. This happened again with my CPU in powersave mode. However, when I tried putting it in performance mode, everything went back to normal speed, and the CPU usage fell back to normal. So my question is, what does it do to put my CPU in powersave mode? The usage of my CPU increased and everything slowed down, so is it even helping out at all? Is it even saving power?
On a side note, according to all the images I see of indicator-cpufreq, it gives multiple options to choose from, whereas I only see the options
Powersave. Why is this?