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Windows 7: am i using my turbo?


26 Dec 2013   #11

64 bit windows 7 home professional
 
 

but does the program just show me what my cpu is doing or does it control it and make it turbo as swell?


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26 Dec 2013   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skrillek View Post
i already had that so i guess it is working thanks! but will it work if i stop it from booting at start up?
Hi,

Your processor will go into "turbo" mode when needed. It will not run 100 percent of the time, and that's a good thing because it'll prematurely die from heat - the harder a processor runs, the more heat it generates.

As to your question, not sure I get where you're coming from but as I said before, it won't run at 100 load unless needed, or you change your Processor power management settings in the Power Management Plan...

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If it's set like shown in the image above, I'd leave it alone, unless you like running inefficient as 100 percent all the time, which goes back to my first point about heat.

Good luck.


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26 Dec 2013   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
The CPU is independent from the OS and it's software so you can uninstall/disable it if you wish.
Be aware you can also affect how the processor runs (as well as system state regarding Power Management) through BIOS settings as well, which can override or affect the OS settings.

This is usually dealt with in CIE/EIST settings. Here's a good article here: Maximum PC Essentials: Ultimate BIOS Tweaking Guide - Page 3 | Maximum PC

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What you might not know is the purpose of some of the more obscure CPU-related BIOS settings. Both C1E and EIST relate to power-saving techniques employed by Intel CPUs.
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26 Dec 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Will Turbo boost work ? Yes. The only way I know of to disable turbo boost is through the bios, the turbo boost monitor (gadget) only monitors it, after awhile you won`t even need it.
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26 Dec 2013   #15

64 bit windows 7 home professional
 
 

okay im happy thank you all very much! reps all around
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26 Dec 2013   #16

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skrillek View Post
but does the program just show me what my cpu is doing or does it control it and make it turbo as swell?

It does not affect the turbo, it only displays the speed.
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26 Dec 2013   #17
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can watch the CPU frequency with CPUz but it's not a gadget.
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26 Dec 2013   #18

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Will Turbo boost work ? Yes. The only way I know of to disable turbo boost is through the bios,...
Correct - Enabling/disabling is done through BIOS; although the "function" of it is controlled by the processor. This is why it's sometimes better to disable it during certain overclocks.


Example - If you overclock the CPU to say 4.8gig, and turbo boost is still enabled - the processor will run at 4.8 + the turbo speed.... pushing the processor past your intended settings. Thus if you leave turbo boost enabled, you need to compensate for it during your overclock calculations.

But I realize that's not the question asked

Edit - I stand corrected, if you want the CPU running at that speed all the time, than disable it. Outside of that, there's really no benefit is disabling turbo boost.

Thanks Gary
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26 Dec 2013   #19
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Drew, turbo will not push the CPU past what the CPU multiplier is set at. In your example, 4.8Ghx would be the max it would boost to. The set multiplier is the turbo ratio.
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26 Dec 2013   #20

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Drew, turbo will not push the CPU past what the CPU multiplier is set at. In your example, 4.8Ghx would be the max it would boost to. The set multiplier is the turbo ratio.
You sure about that? I know the older systems (X58) worked like that, at least on my board

Yeah, you're right it shouldn't push pass the multiplier, but...

Let me look into something

Edit - I stand corrected, if you want the CPU running at that speed all the time, than disable it. Outside of that, there's really no benefit is disabling turbo boost.
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