Is Turbo Boost controlled by hardware or software?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. Anybody knows how Turbo Boost works? I know it is activated automatically under Mac OS. Is it by hardware or software? How about under Bootcamp and Vmware Fusion? Does it work under Vista 64-bit installed in the Bootcamp partition? I suppose in the Fusion case, it will be activated automatically as it is a processor-intensive application running under Mac OS.
     
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Hardware, although there is some software interaction setting the power saving state (which affects if turboboost is activated), I think.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the info. So, it will be activated automatically when I run computationally intensive applications under Vista 64-bit (BootCamp).
    Anybody knows for sure?
     
  4. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    For the desktop version, you can turn turbo boost on or off from the bios.
     

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