Disabling Turbo Boost (why) rMBP

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

  1. dilutedq macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Is this instruction for when in Windows?
     

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