I'm not exactly sure how it determines how to switch, but it would most likely be due to the CPU utilization at the time. It's just built into the design of the chip, much like idle power states and hyperthreading.How does it determine when to switch over to the faster speeds? Is there a way to have always be at 2.6GHz?
it will go to 2.6 when it is needed...if you are just browsing the internet it actually may be down at like 800MHz...turbo boost also underclocks...if you are at 100% on all cores, it may boost up to like 1.6...if you are at 100% on 1 core...it will boost all the way up to 2.6...it is to make single threaded apps run faster...and also the turbo boost cuts off around 90-95C to bring the heat down...just let it do its thing..there is nothing you can do about it...except crank up the A/CHow does it determine when to switch over to the faster speeds? Is there a way to have always be at 2.6GHz?