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How to Enable Turbo Boost

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April 10, 2013 6:01:13 AM

hello guys I just purchased a new laptop, it's a samsung model number:


intel i7 2630 QM processor 2.0 ghz but apparently capable of turbo boost up to 2.9ghz.

I have checked in the bios and there is no option for turbo boost but there is a hyper threading option which is enabled. How can i check if turbo boost is enabled ? do i have to update the bios or is there an easier way?

Many thanks for your knowledge

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April 10, 2013 6:37:41 AM

woodflute said:
You can download the Intel Turbo Boost Monitor at It is a free utility that will display processor activity including whether or not Turbo Boost is enabled.

thanks for the reply however i get Server Error in '/' Application. when i click the download link. this application will definatley tell me if turbo boost is enabled or not and provide me with a frequency monitor
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April 10, 2013 6:42:31 AM

Turbo boost is enabled by default I believe, and your laptops BIOS probably does not have the option to mess with it.
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April 10, 2013 7:41:42 AM

Intel's link is probably down temporarily.

Download a program called CPU-Z which let's you see the CPU's clockspeed.

Download a program called Super Pi which will stress the CPU. Since it only stress one core you should see the clockspeed go up to 2.9GHz.

The max Turbo Boost frequency is based on the number of cores used and the CPU's temp. 2.9GHz can only be obtained when just one core is being stressed and the CPU does not get too hot.
April 10, 2013 8:01:58 AM

there is no manual option to enable turbo boost!its programmized to be enabled when the cpu reaches one percent of usage set by the company!
April 10, 2013 8:10:19 AM

Thanks all your help is greatly appreciated