Updated to Mojave 10.14.1 on 2018 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CrashTestWalrus, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. CrashTestWalrus macrumors regular

    CrashTestWalrus

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    Just updated to Mojave .1 release and am now seeing the highest clock speeds I have ever seen on my MacBook, which is the good news. The bad news is that the process causing the turbo speeds is the dock?!
    So good with the bad I guess. I was also one of the ones who had been having kernel panics while the MBP was sleeping but I haven't gotten another one of those since Mojave. So it seems maybe Apple is figuring out what to do with this laptop and its T2 Chip and that sweet i9 that no one seems to be able to cool outside of a desktop.
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  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Please can you let us know how sleep mode works. Are you losing 30% battery over night?
     
  3. CrashTestWalrus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I might not be the person to ask this question. I have never lost 30% over night with Mojave or High Sierra. I have had the laptop kernel panic over night. Someone else could chime in here. I did play more with the laptop after the mysterious runaway dock process and I can consistently hit turbo speeds for a single core over 4Ghz now which is not something I could do previously.
     
  4. zshane1125 macrumors regular

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    Try close to 100% utilization and see what happens. I don't think the clock speed was ever an issue when under 10% CPU load.
     
  5. e1me5 macrumors 6502

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    If the dock causes the CPU to clock that high while idling then something is wrong. For the record i've hit 4.5GHZ many times while using mine so nothing new here.
     
  6. CrashTestWalrus thread starter macrumors regular

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    It won’t stay anywhere near 4.5GHz when using all cores, that’s not usually the way the turbo boost works. Normally in order to get close to the max turbo speed you will only see that with one core utilized in a laptop anyways. Maybe on a desktop with much better cooling you could see all cores hitting the turbo speed for some amount of time. I haven’t seen single core turbo speeds over 4GHz until now, maybe my unit is defective but I’ve seen benchmarks from you tubers that have a similar performance. What’s even more interesting is that previously to even get the higher clock rates like that I had to be running benchmarks on the laptop before I set it up with all my software for work, which makes sense because I use a couple onedrive accounts and google file stream, MATLAB connector. So I generally have a lot of things going on in the background even though I have closed all the open programs in the dock. I also agree that the dock being at 100% CPU utilization shouldn’t have been happening, turned out I just needed to quit it. It relaunched and has been fine since. I did run some more benchmarks using stuff that should be at 100% utilization and I am getting better performance and sustained clock rates on 10.14.1 than I was getting on 10.14.0. So take that how you will, but Mojave 10.14.1 is working better for me.
     

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