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How to enable Intel Turbo Boost?

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I have a Intel i5 3210m processor and am struggeling to enable turbo Boost. Im running this on Windows 8, and whenever I open the Task Manager the max. clock speed is at 2.50Ghz, apparently clocking way below that around 1.5 Ghz most of the time, even with Diablo 3 open. In the System properties it also says "@ 2.50Ghz". In the bios there is no option to enable such a technology. Another question would be how to enable High performance mode on a Windows 8 laptop, I havnt come across that.
How would I enable frequent clock at Turbo 2,9Ghz each core, if that is even possible, or is it all automated and I can do nothing about it?
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You may not be able to enable this feature since you're using a laptop with a BIOS that does not utilize this feature. The best you could do is try find the settings in the BIOS or use the high performance / balance power saving setting in windows.
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Those text labels with "@ x.xx GHz" at the end, that's not a reading of the real speed. It still belongs to and is a part of the CPU name. It says "@ 3.40 GHz" for my CPU, for example, while it runs completely different in practice. The real speed is displayed in some other place in the System window and the Windows 8 Task Manager (that one is totally off for me, shows over 6 GHz at times).

Basically, you have to use a different program to look for those things. Take a look at CPU-Z and HWINFO's sensor window and HW Monitor. The program ThrottleStop can show how often turbo turns off because of weird notebook reasons and can also tweak that (I think).
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It was indeed the power options setting at fault, after enabling it to high performance i get the 2,9 - 3 ghz clock speed.
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