Just a quick one Processor help?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Marvin16, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Marvin16, Oct 25, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013

    Marvin16 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Sorry to post again just a quick question my mac mini 2012 core i5 (2.5ghz 16gb ram SSD) seems to be always wanting to use turbo boost i can tell as i am using the intel power gadget here is an example of normal use here is an example:http://gyazo.com/088f0765e2297d14ec2d139cdb0611f3 (i opened imovie in this video but you can see the graph to see the frequencies over time) should i be worried as i read on another post about this problem but opposite! http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1660313


    Also here i am watching a Netflix video (Nothing else open apart from google chrome 3 tabs) and look at the frequency :http://gyazo.com/192716c198e0e5a5a0f0f3ba99a4dd9e should i be worried or is this normal?

    also there is no intensive background tasks running but mainly my cpu load is arround 40 percent when the frequency is 2.7-9ghz so i dotn know what to do
  2. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    No problem at all. It is supposed to use turbo boost when possible (when temps etc are all ok).

    The frequency is at 2.7-9GHz at 40% because one or more of the cores is running on turbo boost at that time while the others are not. You can google some you tube vids etc on how all this works. It is supposed to work that way.

    Your turbo boost in your mini is running as it should.

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