Some helpful commands for showing hardware information on Linux.
Show memory speed
sudo dmidecode --type 17
Show CPU Frequency in MHz
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep MHz
Show a bunch of system info with inxi, may need to install it.
Another cool program is screenfetch. Gives a nice overview of system specs
sudo dnf install screenfetch
and run with
Looks like the option let’s the CPU use more wattage, but also will run the fans more.
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/#esxtop-thresholds has some guidance on thresholds for different metrics.
Run esxtop, hit the “c” key to view CPU info and compare the usage with the thresholds.
Here are few from the above link.
Note: if your in esxtop you can hit the “f” key and it’ll give you a menu to specify more fields to display.