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[Guide] Native Power Management for Laptops

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Ah! My bad!
So, I changed it to MacbookPro12,1 rebooted without caches -> no change
Ran ssdtPRGen again, replaced SSDT, rebooted without caches-> still no change

View attachment 161991
Still not a point below 1.3, though maybe somewhat quiter?
Could this be due the the SMBIOS only?
Check Activity Monitor.
 

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As I said before, nothing out of the ordinary there..

View attachment 161993

Just in case..View attachment 161994
Get rid of things not needed. (iStatMenus, Android File transfer?, Boom).

Even running Activity Monitor, Intel Power Gadget, etc. can affect the ability of the system to reach idle states.

Monitor only with AppleIntelInfo.kext, with nothing running on the desktop, and background apps, menu utilities, etc to a minimum.
 
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Get rid of things not needed. (iStatMenus, Android File transfer?, Boom).

Even running Activity Monitor, Intel Power Gadget, etc. can affect the ability of the system to reach idle states.

Monitor only with AppleIntelInfo.kext, with nothing running on the desktop, and background apps, menu utilities, etc to a minimum.
I don't think its due to processor use, cause then the dips would go a little below 1.3 atleast.. Though I did close everything, and used only AppleIntelInfo.kext Just in case:
CPU Ratio Info:
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CPU Low Frequency Mode.............: 500 MHz
CPU Maximum non-Turbo Frequency....: 2400 MHz
CPU Maximum Turbo Frequency........: 3000 MHz


IGPU Info:
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IGPU Current Frequency.............: 500 MHz
IGPU Minimum Frequency.............: 300 MHz
IGPU Maximum Non-Turbo Frequency...: 300 MHz
IGPU Maximum Turbo Frequency.......: 950 MHz
IGPU Maximum limit.................: No Limit


CPU P-States [ (13) 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) ]
CPU C3-Cores [ 1 2 3 ]
CPU C6-Cores [ 0 1 2 3 ]
CPU C7-Cores [ 0 1 2 3 ]
CPU C3-Cores [ 0 1 2 3 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ 10 (11) ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 18 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 18 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ 10 11 (13) ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 17 18 24 25 (29) ] iGPU P-States [ 10 11 13 (14) ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 17 18 23 24 25 (28) 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 18 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 (14) 17 18 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 17 18 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 (14) 15 16 17 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ 10 11 13 14 (17) ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 (24) 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (30) ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]

 

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I don't think its due to processor use. Though I did close everything, and used only AppleIntelInfo.kext Just in case:
CPU Ratio Info:
------------------------------------
CPU Low Frequency Mode.............: 500 MHz
CPU Maximum non-Turbo Frequency....: 2400 MHz
CPU Maximum Turbo Frequency........: 3000 MHz


IGPU Info:
------------------------------------
IGPU Current Frequency.............: 500 MHz
IGPU Minimum Frequency.............: 300 MHz
IGPU Maximum Non-Turbo Frequency...: 300 MHz
IGPU Maximum Turbo Frequency.......: 950 MHz
IGPU Maximum limit.................: No Limit


CPU P-States [ (13) 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) ]
CPU C3-Cores [ 1 2 3 ]
CPU C6-Cores [ 0 1 2 3 ]
CPU C7-Cores [ 0 1 2 3 ]
CPU C3-Cores [ 0 1 2 3 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ 10 (11) ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 18 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 18 24 29 ] iGPU P-States [ 10 11 (13) ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 17 18 24 25 (29) ] iGPU P-States [ 10 11 13 (14) ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 17 18 23 24 25 (28) 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 17 18 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 (14) 17 18 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 17 18 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 (14) 15 16 17 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ 10 11 13 14 (17) ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 (24) 25 26 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]
CPU P-States [ (13) 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]
CPU P-States [ 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 (30) ] iGPU P-States [ (10) 11 13 14 17 ]

Did you remove the items I mentioned?
 

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I made sure they were not running. Should I completely remove them?
Did you check in ioreg? Last ioreg you provided still had them.

Troubleshooting basic concept: Reduce the number of variables.

You could also do a fresh install to another partition for comparison. It would only take 20 minutes and would be certain to not have any of the junk you seemed to have installed.
 
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Did you check in ioreg? Last ioreg you provided still had them.

Troubleshooting basic concept: Reduce the number of variables.

You could also do a fresh install to another partition for comparison. It would only take 20 minutes and would be certain to not have any of the junk you seemed to have installed.
Well, I changed the SMBIOS to MacbookAir6,2 and Voila! Its going back down to 0.8 again. I dont seem to face any other issue due to this SMBIOS as of now. Is it okay to stick to this?
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Well, I changed the SMBIOS to MacbookAir6,2 and Voila! Its going back down to 0.8 again. I dont seem to face any other issue due to this SMBIOS as of now. Is it okay to stick to this?
View attachment 162015
MacBookAir7,x might also be something to try..
 
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MacBookAir7,x might also be something to try..
I can't seem to find an Air 7.x SMBIOS anywhere. Do you know anywhere particular I should be looking? Or should I work on creating a new one from scratch?
 
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