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Windows 7: how to enable turbo boost

14 Apr 2014   #11

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
It should be done by the processor. I don't think the BIOS has to do anything. And I think laptops do have it. Intel® Core? i7-4700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
BIOS is used to enable/disable turbo boost, has been all the way back to 286 cpu's that I recall. Turbo boost is a function of the cpu but it is controlled by the bios and motherboard.

Most lap top bios do not have a turbo option and most mobile cpu's do not have turbo boost. My i5-4200 runs 700-2300 but does not have turbo. No turbo in my Lenovo or Dell LT's and it's because of the extra heat from turbo.

The i7-4700HQ is one of the few exceptions. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is a change from the traditional turbo boost and is automatic, the user has no control. ITB 2.0 may only speed up a single core and is temperature controlled, ie if you get warm you do not get turbo boost. So in regards to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 your statement is correct.

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14 Apr 2014   #12

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

But all desktop CPUs don't have it either.
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