Has anyone ever tried the Turbo Boost Switcher app?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pastrychef, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    I stumbled upon an app that claims to give the users control of turbo boost abilities of modern Intel CPUs. Have any of you ever tried it out? What were your experiences regarding heat and fan speeds?

    https://github.com/rugarciap/Turbo-Boost-Switcher
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I haven't tried the app though I'd definitely suggest against it, the CPUs look after themselves and turbo/throttle as and when it needs to.

    Are you having a problem with temps on your Mac that is making you consider this? If you are would you be happy to screenshot the temperatures/CPU usage and advise what model of computer you have?
     
  3. pastrychef thread starter macrumors 601

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    No, I'm not having any temperature issues.

    Was just interested in this app as an easy way to boost performance when a little extra oomph is needed.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Ah right. The CPU will auto-oomph so don't worry too much. :)

    Bottleneck is always the hard-drive anyway so if you don't have an SSD you wouldn't even see any benefits.
     
  5. pastrychef thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, I know that normally, turbo boost is automatic. However, this also means a bit unpredictability as to when or if the CPUs are in turbo boost. An app that allows for manual control of this would give the user total control.

    I'm already using an SSUBX in my Mac that gives 1400-1500MB/s reads and writes.
     

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