View Full Version : Am i getting the most out of my g74sx?

06-29-2012, 06:17 AM
Awhile back I downloaded Throttlestop, but I am reading in some threads people getting 2.9-3.1 ghz. I wonder if I am using some bad settings? Can you guys look at these screenshots and tell me if I've set it up right? I max out at 2.6


Thanks bros.

06-29-2012, 10:18 AM
Hello. Open TS and click on the TRL button. This is Maximum Turbo Ratio Limits you can see there what is your Ratio Limit for 4 active cores. That means if application uses all 4 cores your Turbo Boost limit is not 2,9 or 3,1 GHz but 2,6 or 2,8 GHz. If there is only one thread for only 1 core then that single core can make 2,9 or 3,1 GHz. Simply told: More active cores = higher ratio limit. You will see this in TRL menu under 4 active cores. As I can see your limit for 4 working CPU cores is 26 Multiplier = 26 x 99MHz = 2,6GHz maximum Boost. You cannot change this limit, this is how your CPU works.

06-29-2012, 10:25 AM
For example I have i7-2670 2,2GHz and my Turbo Ratio Limit for 4 cores is 28 Multiplier. So I simply cant get promised 3,1 GHz turbo boost. Actually yes, but only with single active core... That means your quad core is running as single core CPU.

06-29-2012, 04:25 PM
Here's my TRL button:


06-30-2012, 05:47 AM
Yeah you can see there that you have limit for 4 active cores 26. That means 26 x 99 MHz = 2,6 GHz. And this means that your maximum boost for your CPU is 2,6 GHz. This is normal dude dont worry your laptop is OK.