Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Intel® Turbo Boost Technology?

What is the difference between the original implementation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0?

What is the difference between Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor?


Which processor families support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology?

What operating systems does Intel Turbo Boost Technology support?

How do I know if my motherboard supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology?


Why does the Turbo Boost Monitor fail to start?

What factors influence Intel Turbo Boost Technology operation?

How is Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled or disabled?

Can you enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Technology by core?

How important is system integration and system design in regard to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology?

Turbo Boost frequency

Where can I find a Turbo Boost frequency table for Intel® Core™ i5, Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition desktop processors?

Is turbo frequency the same for all active cores in the processor?

Is there a way to specify the maximum Intel Turbo Boost Technology frequency?

Dynamic frequency

What is Dynamic Frequency and how does it work?

How do I enable Dynamic Frequency?

How does Dynamic Frequency impact Intel® Turbo Boost Technology operation?

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Intel® Processor Installation Center
What is the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool?
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor frequently asked questions
Intel® Processor Identification Utility download for Windows*

This applies to:

Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition

Solution ID: CS-029908
Last Modified: 19-Oct-2015
Date Created: 06-Nov-2008
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