Processor Speed Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ViveLeLivre, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. ViveLeLivre macrumors regular

    ViveLeLivre

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    I'm looking for something that will indicate the CPU's current speed setting. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. CP1091 macrumors regular

    CP1091

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    You can tell the usage with iStat Pro.. that about all I would know.
     
  3. dual64bit macrumors 6502

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    You can use OS X's activity monitor in the utilities folder,

    just click Window->CPU Usage
     
  4. djinn macrumors 68000

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  5. ViveLeLivre thread starter macrumors regular

    ViveLeLivre

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    Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm looking for the current speed of the processor, not its utilization. Mobile processors underclock when running on battery to save juice and I want to make sure my 2.2ghz isn't running at 1.6ghz or something ridiculous when on AC power.
     
  6. Dark Goob macrumors regular

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  7. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    You can use a trial version of Coolbook to indicate the clock and voltage...
     
  8. Malice604 macrumors newbie

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    Installing CoolBook on a Macbook Air after the Air Update for controlling your CPU speed messes the machine up. I was having horrible freezing issues until I was able to a) remove the CoolBookSwitcher service and b) manually reinstall the Air update.

    So, this is not a good solution.

    Where is the Increw framework?

    Is there a way to peek at the memory registers that contain the current CPU speed with Applescript?

    As a long time PC abuser, I am flumoxed at the lack of any utility to show the CPU speed. Why are there so many great tools (like iStat) that have everything you need to know... EXCEPT the CPU speed?

    This question should have been answered long ago. I'll do the damned thing myself if I have to, just to know what my Air is "REALLY" running at.

    So, let's hear it from some technically knowledgeable people on here...
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I use MSR Tools

    Works wonders to see CPU usage.
     

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