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How does intel's turbo boost technology work?

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March 9, 2014 1:15:11 PM

I have a 4770k CPU.

Does anyone know how the boost technology work?

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March 9, 2014 1:19:30 PM

Yes, it will automatically boost by itself when you are playing or doing something that is CPU intensive, it detects that you will need more CPU power and it will go to it's turbo clock speed. That's all there really is to it. Hope I helped :) 

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March 9, 2014 1:20:31 PM

alannm37 said:
Yes, it will automatically boost by itself when you are playing or doing something that is CPU intensive, it detects that you will need more CPU power and it will go to it's turbo clock speed. That's all there really is to it. Hope I helped :) 

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Is it automatically installed or do I need to do it manually?

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March 9, 2014 1:21:30 PM

Blubberykollis said:
alannm37 said:
Yes, it will automatically boost by itself when you are playing or doing something that is CPU intensive, it detects that you will need more CPU power and it will go to it's turbo clock speed. That's all there really is to it. Hope I helped :) 

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Is it automatically installed or do I need to do it manually?



Automatic make sure your chipset drivers are installed though
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March 9, 2014 1:23:41 PM

It's always automatic.

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March 9, 2014 1:24:18 PM

Spectre694 said:
Blubberykollis said:
alannm37 said:
Yes, it will automatically boost by itself when you are playing or doing something that is CPU intensive, it detects that you will need more CPU power and it will go to it's turbo clock speed. That's all there really is to it. Hope I helped :) 

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Is it automatically installed or do I need to do it manually?



Automatic make sure your chipset drivers are installed though


The chipset drivers are installed.

But when I run a stress test as an example,

The Frequency of the CPU never goes higher than 3696.97 Mhz.
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March 9, 2014 1:41:32 PM

which stress test? cpu cooler you are using?
base is 3.5, so you are getting the turbo boost. It only boost to 3.9 if 1 cpu is loaded.
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March 9, 2014 1:59:06 PM

the way turbo works is that it will give you a boost of speed if temps and power targets allow. you'll see a bigger boost if 1 or 2 cores are being used and less if more are used. it won't go higher than 3.7 on 4 cores, 3.8 on 3 and 3.9 on 2 or less. i might be slightly off on those numbers but i'm pretty sure those are the steps. some motherboards have an option in the bios which will basically overclock to the max turbo frequency regardless of how many cores are used.
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March 9, 2014 2:27:34 PM

rgd1101 said:
which stress test? cpu cooler you are using?
base is 3.5, so you are getting the turbo boost. It only boost to 3.9 if 1 cpu is loaded.


I am using a stress test that comes along with Evga OC scanner X.

And I am using a NH-D14 CPU cooler.
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March 9, 2014 2:57:38 PM

Also check your power settings in Windows and make sure it's not on power saver, probably isnt the cause but I've done that before unintentionally
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