MacBook CPU Throttling - remove battery!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by willgr, May 22, 2006.

  1. willgr macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2006
    ok, bizarre...but it supports what I was thinking about Apple support for SpeedStep (and I've tested this - it works)

    according to cryptonome and, if you remove the MacBook battery, the CPU will throttle down to 1Ghz. Please check the site for a good explanation.

    I'm currently testing for its effect on temperature and welcome others' observations on this.

    I haven't found the speed drop to affect general usage or perceived performance.
  2. willgr thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2006
    additional note -

    now I've found that it does not change from 1Ghz. Does not seem to matter what you do, no change.

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