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No Turbo Boost with a i7 7700K

H83

Joined
Jun 17, 2011
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Motherboard
Asus ROG STRIX B250F
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i7-7700K
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GTX 1070
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
So, I upgraded my Pentium G4600 to a i7 7700K on my High Sierra Hackintosh today and I decided to run some benchmarks.
Cinebench results (2nd and 3rd results) were below my expectations and the standard results for a 7700K (1st result).

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I decided to check the temps while running Cinebench a second time, and I noticed that the frequency was always steady at 4.2Ghz.
I believed the turbo boost should kick if the CPU run at ~100% for a couple of minutes, but it never moved from its 4.2ghz.

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I even installed Turbo Boost Switcher, tried to disable/enable Turbo Boost, but I had no luck.
Any suggestion to "turn on" this lazy Turbo Boost is very welcome.
Note: I upgraded the CPU without reinstalling OSX.
 
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Acer Aspire V3-572G-5885 Notebook
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i5-4210U
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Android
I have the same issue except that I did not swap my CPU. (Haswell i5-4210u, on Mojave)
 

H83

Joined
Jun 17, 2011
Messages
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Motherboard
Asus ROG STRIX B250F
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
GTX 1070
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Not solved, yet.
Have you tried this?
 
Joined
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Z270
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i7 7700k
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GTX 1060
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MacBook Pro
Not solved, yet.
Have you tried this?
Managed to solved the turbo stuff. I use CPU-S and i can see 4 frequencies. Maybe you can try this:
1) Goto Clover Configuration->SMBIOS->Change your model to 18,3
2) Goto Clover Configuration->CPU->uncheck HWPEnable
3) Run the freqVectorsEdit.sh and choose the same model and reboot

Hope it helps
 

H83

Joined
Jun 17, 2011
Messages
7
Motherboard
Asus ROG STRIX B250F
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
GTX 1070
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Managed to solved the turbo stuff. I use CPU-S and i can see 4 frequencies. Maybe you can try this:
1) Goto Clover Configuration->SMBIOS->Change your model to 18,3
2) Goto Clover Configuration->CPU->uncheck HWPEnable
3) Run the freqVectorsEdit.sh and choose the same model and reboot

Hope it helps
I'll give it a try.
Thanks!
 
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