15" 2019 CPU low frequency despite low temperature

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  1. getheo, Jul 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019

    getheo macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2011
    Hello, I have the issue I described here https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ions-post-yours.2182340/page-22#post-27505114

    The youtuber ZONEofTECH seems to have the same issue with the 2018 i9 processor. The video is here

    If you want to check if you have the same issue please download

    1.) Cinebench R20

    2.) Intel power gadget 3.5.4 (3.5.5 shows error "The Power Gadget driver is not currently loaded.")

    Now run cinebench 3-4 times, open a youtube video and check frequency and temperatures.

    Now in the middle of the first test with a youtube video and 3 tabs opened the power is ~20 watts, the frequency ~1.8GHz and the temperature ~74 C.

    Attached Files:

  2. steffi, Jul 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019

    steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Installing that version 3.5.4 has rendered
    My 2019 MacBook Pro not be able to login.

    If anybody knows how to uninstall in single user mode please let me know.


    Managed to get things back to normal thru a combination fo .AppleSetupDone and safe mode.

  3. getheo, Jul 30, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2019

    getheo thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2011
    I have news about my problem. The low power state takes place only when I have the power adapter connected. When I have only battery the power usage seems normal. I run many tests and every time I saw the case I described. Is this happening to someone else?

    I attach 2 screenshots with power adapter and without it.

    Attached Files:

  4. getheo thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2011
    Did you check on battery if you had the same problem?
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
  6. getheo thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2011
    I reseted smc and pram, I formatted and reinstalled mojave 2 times and now I have the latest 10.14.6 version.
  7. MacManSuite macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2017
    Asked client to check today, and as you found Mac performs as expected under battery conditions (without charger connected).

    Will try with an alternative charger.
  8. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

    Cosmo M3

    Sep 4, 2010
    I just tested mine (2019 Base 15" i7) and it was at a steady 2.97 GHz at 97*C at 42-45 watts after three runs.

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