Disabling Turbo Boost (why) rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dilutedq, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. dilutedq macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    What exactly are the benefits of disabling turbo boost like I see people doing? and are people just turning it off and letting it stay at the max stock spu (2.3ghz or 2.6,7ghz)

    I see people mention it but no details if they are disabling it or then clocking the stock speeds higher..
  2. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2008
    I do it to,
    • Keep the temperatures down
    • Prevent CPU throttling
    • Prevent over draw of power than what the computer can charge during intensive tasks over a long period of time. Heavy application and games.
  3. Dyno-Mike macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I also do this religiously in boot camp.
    There is a massive difference in temperature when used in conjunction with lubbos fan control. And I personally think it prevents the SMC bug from occurring because I've never seen it happen on mine yet.
    Ive tested a few things and found It also doesn't cause much if any fps loss in games so its a win win situation.

    I only wish there was a way to disable turbo on OSX
  4. nickbarbs macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2009
    How do you disable turbo boost? 2.6/16/256 here
  5. Dyno-Mike macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Click on windows power settings and look in the advanced bit for "CPU max processor state" and change this to 99%
  6. kittiyut macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2007
    Is this instruction for when in Windows?

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