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Default What gets better battery: speedstep on or disabled - 01-16-2010, 09:17 PM

I followed the guide to speedstep in OSX but when I read what it is in BIOS, it made me believe it is in lower- power state when disabled...

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Default 01-17-2010, 12:38 AM

Your CPU will run at 100% speed all the time without speedstep enabled. When enabled, some of the time it will run at a slower speed meaning less power needed less heat generated and longer runtime from battery.

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Default 01-17-2010, 10:45 AM

install CPU-i to see what it does. Gives you more control over speedstep and allows throttling as well, if you're in need to trade more battery time for low processing power.
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