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[PCPRO] Apple MacBook Pro 13in: where’s the Turbo Boost?

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The Turbo Boost issue therefore looks to be one of processor cooling in Windows. That affects a far smaller group of users that an OS X flaw, but it remains a mystery: does the Core i7 model of the MacBook Pro 13in run so hot under Windows drivers that Apple has chosen to disable Turbo Boost? Our tests make that a plausible scenario.
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Heat is an issue that’s difficult to ignore. Even on the Core i5 model, just unpacking a large zip file had the Turbo Boosted Core i5 quickly rising to 90°C; during a stress test that hit 99°C. And that has a knock-on effect: with an IR temperature gun we measured the aluminium underside of the laptop at a thigh-scolding 60°C
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2011/03...e-turbo-boost/

Wow, looks like they have some serious heat issues with the 13in versions of the new MacBook Pros. I know the heat issues have been reported before, but the fact that Turbo Boost doesn't seem to be able to work at all when booting in Windows on the i7 13in version seems quite serious for anyone who needs to dual boot and expects the performance to be there. (Note, read down to the end of the source for an update, they initially thought turbo boost wasn't working in OSX either, but it is).

(Also, first news post, please correct anything I've done wrong)
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post #2 of 69
Wow, that sucks a bit...
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post #3 of 69
Could have told you this and I don't even have a Mac.
post #4 of 69
Replacing the thermal paste will go a long way towards fixing this problem. My GF's macbook air couldn't even run a youtube video without hitting 90C. I replaced the TIM with some arctic silver and temps improved at least 15 C. It still runs hot but low 70's C is way better than 90's...
    
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What? It's a feature.

Apple Lap Warmer. Perfect for those chilly winter months.
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What? It's a feature.

Apple Lap Warmer. Perfect for those chilly winter months.
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post #7 of 69
Another reason why apple sucks.
    
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post #8 of 69
Waiting for Mac worshipers to cry foul and make references to their godjobs.

I made a mention of this thing with macs several times before when explaining to people why macs are not without faults and always got hit with denials. Sure it's not in every single unit (right?) but it's prevalent.
     
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Aren't there no ventilation holes/slots on the unibody macs?
    
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post #10 of 69
NP, sheep will still buy them.
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