Resolved Turbo Boost Switcher always needing password

russell_314

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I installed Turbo Boost Switcher and I like it except for one thing. When I start my Mac or sometimes even unlock the screen it asks for the admin password to keep it working. Is there any setting I can change to tell my Mac to permanently allow it to do its thing?
 

russell_314

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I just happened to be messing around with it and saw there was a "Pro" paid version. Apparently entering the password every time the computer does something was just a little annoyance added to the free version to make people consider upgrading. I decided the app was worth paying the $10 for the dev's time since I do like the app. Now after entering the password once after install it's good to go! In case anyone else had the same issue I figured I would update this post.
 

MacGizmo

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The pro version also adds the ability to have settings (on/off) on a per-app basis. So if you want TurboBoost to be available in Photoshop but not Safari, you can do that.

One thing about the app though. If you buy a new Mac, you have to get in touch with the developer to get a new license key. The license keys are tied to the Mac hardware. It's a minor annoyance, but still something to keep in mind.
 

russell_314

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I can see what it is doing but why would you Slow down your Mac?
I mostly use it when I'm running F@H because it makes my mini run a little cooler

Most of the time when I don't have that on I'm on Firefox browsing websites or watching videos on YouTube. For stuff like that there's no difference because it uses the CPU so little. It doesn't matter if you have an overclocked water cooled gaming PC it's still only going to load the page at the speed of your internet connection.
 

MacGizmo

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I can see what it is doing but why would you Slow down your Mac?
It doesn't slow down your Mac. It simply prevents the turbo boost feature from kicking in - which will only save you milliseconds on any given task (barring extended periods of time doing heavy processor tasks).
 
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