How to get the CPU speed from the hardware in Linux with the dmidecode command. This command below will suffice. [[email protected] jason]# dmidecode –type 17 | grep -i speed Speed: 1333 MT/s Configured Clock Speed: 1333 MT/s Speed: 1333 MT/s Configured Clock Speed: 1333 MT/s Speed: Unknown Configured Clock Speed: Unknown Speed: Unknown Configured Clock …