Core i5 actual speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrdm, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. mrdm macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    There appears to be a way to tell the current running clock speed of the core i5 in a windows environment. Any way to read the current speed in OSX?

    Maybe something similar to the way you can tell if the Nvidia or Intel GPU is currently in use by using system profiler? I haven't discovered anything yet.
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    A member had posted here before that MacCPUID will show the current running CPU speed. I personally haven't gotten it to work though.
  3. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    I downloaded the program and it seems to be working but i don't see any difference in clock speed even when i tried to compress something using handbrake. I figured running them at 400% would trigger the increase.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If it's running at 400%, there won't be an increase ;)
  5. mrdm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    I downloaded as well and haven't seen it go faster than the base speed no matter what task is in process. I wonder if this program really works because I would have expected it to go into turbo mode based on some of the currently running activities.

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