2.16 MBP locked at 1.0.. from core duo temp

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  1. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    i was playing with the core duo temp, and i realized that it says
    Mini: 1.0Ghz Maxi 2.17GHz Current 1.0GHz

    it says that no matter how much I'm running the CPU.. does anyone know why?

    Thanks... if it's indeed locked at 1.0.. is there something I can do about it? i mean, i did pay for a 2.16GHz machine...
     
  2. joebells macrumors 6502

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    on the regular macbooks there is an option to lock the processor in 1 ghz mode by holding the powerbutton down for something like 10 seconds maybe you did that somehow? Open up 2 terminal windows and type yes > /dev/null into each of them. That will put both of your cores to the maximum. If they still do not read higher than 1G I would call applecare
     
  3. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried quiting and restarting?
    I've found the Coreduotemp thingy to be rather unresponsive since the 10.4.8 upgrade, so maybe there's some software incompatibilities we need a patch for. Mine says 1.83 (which is max) all the time, but I know it's throtling, as the case doesn't get too warm, and it whines, which it only does when the CPU is not running on max.
     
  4. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    10.4.8 makes CPU at highest frequency, decrease battery

    also, did anyone notice that after the 10.4.8, coreduotemp reports that the current frequency is always at maximum, with battery pluged in... and at minimum without?

    i haven't tested myself, but i've seen people talk about that this dramatically decreased battery life... anyone noticed?
     
  6. joebells macrumors 6502

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    yeah I read that the macbook at least will throttle down to 1.0 if the battery is removed.
     
  7. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed coreduotemp showing the cpu frequency to be at 2ghz for the majority of the time - it rarely steps down to 1.5Ghz etc

    I thought I was imagining it after the 10.4.8 update!

    I suspect it's a 10.4.8 change that's causing this as the actual cpu load isn't high at all.

    I'm also running menumeters to show the load on the 2 cores.

    I notice that InCrew have a new version of speedit (which coreduotemp uses) out shortly...
    http://www.increw.com/downloads/speedit/
     
  8. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    terminal is so cool where do i find out about how to use it sorry to hijack
     
  9. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    but how do you load it, since there's no installer...
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    pick up a book on unix or find a tutorial on the web. you are right it is really cool though
     

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