Macbook pro Turbo Boost

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Oxonian3, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,
    Just wanting to know if you guys,probably notice on istat or another cpu management tool turbo boosting.Sometimes i see 1 core on full and the others basically inactive
     
  2. wegster macrumors 6502

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    With iStat, that isn't 'boosting' that you're seeing, it's CPU usage, from 0-100%.

    I'd say you're running a single threaded application if you're seeing 1 core 'full'/near 100% and the others idle, without much taking up CPU in the background (other apps, OS tasks, etc.)
     
  3. MrJolly macrumors member

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    Single threaded programs will only use one of the cores. Normal.
     
  4. MarocSpecops macrumors newbie

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    if u got the i5 / o7 series, it boosts automatically
     
  5. PedroFerreira macrumors newbie

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    It's normal, turbo boost is a tool that makes your computer works with less cores possible! Turbo boost give a turbo on the core that is activated, if you have not much programs running obviously the computer just turn on 1 core, if needed computer turns on other core itself! Don't worry! :D :apple:
     
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Most programms are still single threaded hence they will use 100% of 1 core while other are mutlithreaded using more cores and the cpu will boost depending on the amount of threads.
     
  7. Oxonian3 thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. MrJolly macrumors member

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    And? Did you not read everything people have taken the time to write for you?
     
  9. Oxonian3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry Mr.King,I thought it may have changed the circumstance.
     

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