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How to enter BIOS stetup to activate turboboost?

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June 4, 2013 12:29:26 PM

Hello, I wanted to ask how am I supposed to enter BIOS stetup... I have tried F2 and yes a menu appears, something like Boot/Advanced/Security etc. but no option to enter the graphic card or processor to overclock or activate turbo boost.

I have ASUS K53Sm with 4 processors( at least that's what it shows me in Device Manager and Direct X Diagnostic tool)intel core i5 2450M with 2.50 GHz each,Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and graphic card Nvidia Get force GT630m( a little weak from what I have heard) and I am trying to add a little juice with that Turbo boost for newer games like Assassins Creed 3. Thank you and I am anxiously waiting for your response
June 4, 2013 12:38:54 PM

default should be on. And Asus probably don't have an option to turn it off.
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June 4, 2013 12:53:07 PM

It is controlled automatically and I am unaware of any way to manually override control of of the turbo boost other than through your power options. When gaming you will want to make sure you are using the high performance power profile (both on battery and plugged in), while working on office doc's etc. you can select power saving or balanced etc. to use less power (and reduce heat).

Other than that you could look at overclocking the gpu, but it's something I would highly advise against as you are already probably at the maximum acceptable temperature levels while under load. Also that is a dual core processor with hyper threading (it shows the two hyper threaded cores in the device manager, which is why you see 4 listed). In a laptop only i7 processors with a QM designation at the end are quad core.

Probably the only safe option to increase your gaming performance with your set-up is going to be to play at a lower screen resolution.
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June 4, 2013 1:27:10 PM

Tibbs01 said:
It is controlled automatically and I am unaware of any way to manually override control of of the turbo boost other than through your power options. When gaming you will want to make sure you are using the high performance power profile (both on battery and plugged in), while working on office doc's etc. you can select power saving or balanced etc. to use less power (and reduce heat).

Other than that you could look at overclocking the gpu, but it's something I would highly advise against as you are already probably at the maximum acceptable temperature levels while under load. Also that is a dual core processor with hyper threading (it shows the two hyper threaded cores in the device manager, which is why you see 4 listed). In a laptop only i7 processors with a QM designation at the end are quad core.

Probably the only safe option to increase your gaming performance with your set-up is going to be to play at a lower screen resolution.


Hmm... so what TM means? Because my processor is Intel(R) Core(TM)! And still I don't know how to access stetup to overclock, I am not planning to do it of course but I am just trying to familiarise myself with BIOS and how it can be manipulated, by the way I checked sites such as Can you run it? and even if I have more than the minimum required to play AC3 it still laggs when in cities with many NPC or on horse, even on minimum settings which is very strange even for a weak setup like mine!

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June 4, 2013 1:37:48 PM

Most likely your bios is locked (most laptops are) from overclocking, so you would be unable to go about it in that manner. There are some third party software programs that you can look into for overclocking, but doing so would be very risky (in my opinion) to the health of your laptop. The TM as you are describing it sounds like "Trade Mark."

Setting your power settings to High Performance should force your machine to use the Nvidia card. Sometimes games can be fickle though and it is possible that AC3 is attempting to run on just your integrated graphics, so I would try and make sure you are seeing that enabled (either in the game settings or you can force it from your nvidia control panel). I would also make sure you are running the latest drivers from Nvidia and not the OEM drivers that shipped with the laptop.

Edit: Here are some benchmarks for some games (AC3 is listed at the bottom), to compare with your current performance and what you should be able to expect assuming everything is running correctly: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-630M.637...
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