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Windows 7: After W7 Clean Install Turbo Boost missing

18 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
After W7 Clean Install Turbo Boost missing


I recently bought a new laptop LENOVO Z500 that came with a Windows 8 64-bit OS. I clean installed Windows 7 Pro 32-bit coz our company program needs this partiular OS. Now i've successfully installed all drivers that had an exclaimation mark from the device driver window. But the problem is that I cant find the turbo boost option from the services.msc menu. does that mean that turbo boost won't kick in anymore? how can i fix this?

I checked from the download site of lenovo where i got all the drivers but there wasnt any TURBO BOOST DRIVER download present.

Please help out. I'm sensing from a couple of autocad work that I did theres some kind of lag going on. so it got me thinking that the TURBO BOOST aint working anymore.

here's the unit specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

Intel Core i5 3320M @ 2.60GHz 62 C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)


Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo)
2048MB GeForce GT 635M (Lenovo) 51 C

Hard Drives
932GB Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (SATA) 38 C

Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device

Realtek High Definition Audio

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18 May 2013   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi Zyrandiel, Did you install the chipset driver from Lenovo ? this will include the turbo boost :)
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19 May 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You don't need a driver for TurboBoost, that is part of the CPU. It functions without Windows or any other system.
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19 May 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP


Check in BIOS Setup to see if Turbo Boost needs to be enabled. If not what appears different from the way this feature worked before, just the lag?

Have you run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware (Step 3)? This is how drivers are handled in Win7 for the most part.

If it isn't provided, in addition to the chipset as suggested by Kathryn I'd also install from the Lenovo Support Downloads webpage the Intel Management Engine Interface for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Notebook.
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