05-20-2012 12:31 PM
How come all manfucaturers include a copy of Intel Turbo Boost in their driver downloads section but Lenovo doesn't?
Is it crucuial for the CPU to properly overclock? I mean, does it also contain some sort of driver in addition to the monitoring app or what?
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05-20-2012 04:50 PM - edited 05-20-2012 04:54 PM
Intel turbo boost is enabled and working on y570. From what I've noticed, in heat dissipation mode it is always enanbled until CPU reaches 90 degrees, then it disables for minute or two and that usually returns CPU/GPU to 80-84, and then re-enables again(it doesn't start throttling, it only disables turbo). IMO, it's quite reasonable behaviour, 90 degrees isn't too high temp for these CPUs/GPUs. If you want, you can monitor cpu freqs/multipliers/temps via many utilities, I use hwinfo32 for it.
About drivers - afaik windows/macOS and, I think, linux support intel turbo boost out of the box, so I don't think any drivers are needed to control it.
Edit: it seems I was right. A bit more info about turbo boost . The first paragraph says that no additional drivers are required for all major OS.
05-20-2012 11:19 PM
05-21-2012 03:51 AM
05-21-2012 05:24 AM
Here's my 2 cents in this one. As you said many other manufacturers do indeed include the Intel Turbo Boost with driver downloads, but at least with my asus, that download was only the "Turbo monitor" gadget for windows 7. It's not actually a driver, it's only meant to show if the turbo boost is on at the moment or not.(I didn't find it useful + it used up quite some well needed ram for one of my virtual machines).