1. Davidz's Avatar
    01-14-2016 05:50 PM
  2. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    You should test the max CPU setting and see if Turbo is still entered. I had to set mine to 95% before I saw that it wasn't actually entered (use any appropriate app to CPU speed).

    By setting the maximum CPU frequency, while on battery, to 99% Turbo Boost will not be engaged.
    01-15-2016 02:23 PM
  3. Davidz's Avatar
    You should test the max CPU setting and see if Turbo is still entered. I had to set mine to 95% before I saw that it wasn't actually entered (use any appropriate app to CPU speed).
    Someone else made a similar comment after the end of the article in the link above. How do you know if the Turbo Boost has been turned off?
    01-15-2016 03:26 PM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Use something like CPU-Z and GPU-Z these are freeware tools.

    [WARN]For stress testing, Prime95 however be weary improper use may cause damage and throttling - use at your own risk.[/WARN]
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    01-16-2016 10:00 AM
  5. Davidz's Avatar
    Use something like CPU-Z and GPU-Z these are freeware tools.
    CNET comments indicate that CPU-Z is loaded with spyware and malware. Thanks, but no thanks.
    01-16-2016 11:38 AM
  6. TechFreak1's Avatar
    CNET comments indicate that CPU-Z is loaded with spyware and malware. Thanks, but no thanks.
    Lol, no that is probably the CNET downloader or they are downloading from dodgy sources or they are getting false positives.

    I've been using CPU-Z for years.

    Edit:

    The only source is cpuid.com.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 01-16-2016 at 11:52 AM.
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    01-16-2016 11:41 AM
  7. Davidz's Avatar
    Lol, no that is probably the CNET downloader...
    I think you're right. Thanks.
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    01-16-2016 12:06 PM
  8. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    Someone else made a similar comment after the end of the article in the link above. How do you know if the Turbo Boost has been turned off?
    I used XTU (Intel Extreme Tweaking Utility), did a cpu stress test and observed the clock speed. I basically kept reducing the max cpu % until I saw a clock speed below the base 2.4. If it's above 2.4 (i5 model) that tells me it's in Turbo mode. When I got to 95% I saw a clock speed of 2.3 GHz (.95 * 2.4), so I left it at that.
    01-17-2016 03:03 PM
  9. Axeelant's Avatar
    I used XTU (Intel Extreme Tweaking Utility), did a cpu stress test and observed the clock speed. I basically kept reducing the max cpu % until I saw a clock speed below the base 2.4. If it's above 2.4 (i5 model) that tells me it's in Turbo mode. When I got to 95% I saw a clock speed of 2.3 GHz (.95 * 2.4), so I left it at that.
    So for i5 you would suggest to set ti to 95%? Because i put mine on 99 and i feel the fen kicking in sometimes for no reason, and the device gets hotter than before i think... Should i change it?
    01-18-2016 09:26 AM
  10. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    So for i5 you would suggest to set ti to 95%? Because i put mine on 99 and i feel the fen kicking in sometimes for no reason, and the device gets hotter than before i think... Should i change it?
    I would try 95%. I don't think 99 will change much. If you don't want to use CPUz, XTU, etc, you can open the task manager and go to the performance tab. Under the CPU on the left, you'll see the current clock speed. Open a browser or do something taxing and see if it goes above 2.4.
    01-18-2016 12:22 PM
  11. Axeelant's Avatar
    I would try 95%. I don't think 99 will change much. If you don't want to use CPUz, XTU, etc, you can open the task manager and go to the performance tab. Under the CPU on the left, you'll see the current clock speed. Open a browser or do something taxing and see if it goes above 2.4.
    Thanks. I set it to 95% now. Now turbo boost will only kick in when really needed, so abowe 2.4 ghz right?
    01-19-2016 02:45 AM
  12. mutant 9's Avatar
    anyone know if the registry addition will work on the SP3 or is it just for the SP4?
    01-19-2016 05:51 PM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    CNET comments indicate that CPU-Z is loaded with spyware and malware. Thanks, but no thanks.
    IMHO, C|Net is one of the worst places to download utilities. Most 3rd part "download havens" are bad. Always look for the source for utilities and programs. Especially freeware as it is often repacked into an installer that will bloat you into a nightmare.
    01-19-2016 06:55 PM
  14. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    Thanks. I set it to 95% now. Now turbo boost will only kick in when really needed, so abowe 2.4 ghz right?
    Turbo shouldn't kick in at all, and help with battery life by consuming less power. You aren't going to see an astronomical difference in battery life though.
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    01-20-2016 08:26 AM
  15. dkp23's Avatar
    So i turned the processor down to 95% with battery off, but if i restart it goes back to 100%, how do i get it to stick?
    01-21-2016 09:17 PM
  16. SteVae's Avatar
    i've added the new intel drivers, added hyperV in the turn on or off windows features, set my max proc power to 95 on battery, and 94 plugged in, and i am only losing every so slightly over one percent per hour in sleep mode. last night, i unplugged at 12:14am, and rechecked it today at 12:43 pm, and i had 87% left. that is a remarkable improvement over losing almost 8%/hr earlier. so yeah, i'll take it. i would like to get it below one percent, and hope the new m$ update will fix it once and for all.
    01-22-2016 03:20 PM

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