Is Turbo Boost already activated?

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    MacRumors' FAN macrumors regular

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    Dear friends,
    I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) upgraded at Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite with 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz).
    Is Turbo Boost already activated?

    In other words, I want to overclock my MacBook Pro.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Turbo boost is part of normal functionality of your laptop and its always activated. There is no straightforward way to overclock your laptop.
     
  3. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    What does Turbo Boost mean? In my opinion, and for this reason maybe I am wrong, Turbo Boost is a way to overclock.
     
  4. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    What does Turbo Boost mean? In my opinion, and for this reason maybe I am wrong, Turbo Boost is a way to overclock.

    Can Apple devices (like my MacBook Pro and my iPhone 6 Plus) be overclocked like Android devices or it is not possible, even with Jailbreak?
     
  5. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can Apple devices (like my MacBook Pro and my iPhone 6 Plus) be overclocked like Android devices or it is not possible, even with Jailbreak?
     
  6. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Turbo Boost allows the CPU to perform at a higher clock rate when only one core is in use.
     
  7. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    So in my MacBook Pro and in my iPhone 6 Plus I do not have to do anything. In other words, overclock is not possible (even with Jailbreak). Am I wrong?
     
  8. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    So in my MacBook Pro and in my iPhone 6 Plus I do not have to do anything. In other words, overclock is not possible (even with Jailbreak). Am I wrong?
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Turbo Boost does, in fact, "overclock" your processor.
    It is NOT manually switchable by the user - but is automatic on demand, when system conditions warrant that mode.
    Here's a fairly complete thread discussing that: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1578921
     
  10. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    It only kicks in when needed.

    Like a real turbo. :D
     
  11. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    It's to do with BIOS settings

    There is no such thing as jailbreak on a mac, there may be a hack for the app store but thats not the same thing and also illegal.

    In theory if you know what you are doing you may be able to overclock the CPU, this will require some serious understanding of what you are doing if you don't want to ruin your very expensive laptop. Not to be reccomended, if you mange it without ruining your software and firmware you risk seriously overheating.

    Turbo boost works automatically and is explained here

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/forced-induction-intel-turbo-boost-works-technology-explained/

    Iphones use arm architecture and as far as I know overclocking is impossible as they are designed to work within specific low temperature profiles (TDP)
     
  12. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you!
    So in my MacBook Pro and in my iPhone 6 Plus Turbo Boost works automatically (and without the Jailbreak). Am I wrong?
     
  13. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502

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    Essentially, that is correct. Why would you want to overlock your phone anyway? It's already dissipating a large amount of heat from a very small space.

    Anyway, Turbo Boost kicks in automatically when needed on your Mac... which truthfully, isn't very often.
     
  14. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am Italian, I am 19 years old and it is almost impossible for me to write in your language and to understand your replies. Be patient, please!

    What does essentially mean?
     
  15. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502

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    I'm just simplifying.
     
  16. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I was right at 100%, right?
     
  17. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    essentially - used to emphasize the basic, fundamental, or intrinsic nature of a person, thing, or situation

    Translation

    essentially - essenzialmente

    essenzialmente - essentially, basically
     
  18. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! So the word essentially has the purpose to synthesize.
     
  19. leman macrumors 604

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    Let's try a different approach ;)

    Why do you want to overlock your computer?
     
  20. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would like to overclock my MacBook Pro and my iPhone 6 Plus to make the most of their power.
     
  21. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Turbo Boost only applies to intel processors. Your iPhone has an ARM processor which uses a totally different set of instructions and has nothing whatsoever to do with turbo boost.

    Neither your iPhone nor your Mac are overclockable, and honestly, why overclock a phone? What do you do on your phone that would warrant more power than it already has?
     
  22. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502

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    Overclocking isn't a way to get the most of the power. It causes the system to become even less efficient.
     
  23. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would like to make the most of their power.
     
  24. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe the topic of this thread has no sense.
     
  25. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    'So the word essentially has the purpose to emphasize'.....Correct.
     

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