Turboboost is suppose to be automatically running when your computer is "on". However the speed is dependent on what processes are running at an instant. For example if you fullscan your computer for a virus the turboboost monitor should display a variation from minimum to maximum speed. It will never stay at a fixed level though. If you need to know how to enable/disable turboboost try asking the manufacturer of your laptop. However, if you can see the speed variation in turboboost monitor then that means that turboboost is working and there is really no need to change something in bios.
What I'm trying to tell you is that you need to have the monitoring software properly installed to monitor the processor. That is why it should be check first by examining "services" to confirm that it is really working properly.
For a direct answer to your problem, just contact and ask Lenovo techsupport or the program maker about it.
I have contacted both Intel through live chat and Lenovo through the phone for support.
For intel's live chat, the transcript of the chat is located below at the end of this post
Though for Lenovo's solution, they didnt have one.
They said wait for a BIOS update that may or may not address this problem.
The tech support that I got had no information about the Enhance Intel SpeedStep Technology mentioned below in the live chat.
Their current BIOS update on their driver support website is not the newest compared to the one that I have. ( The Setup menu says Insyde H2O, which I am assuming is also the bios)
The Tech Support also suggested that enabling Lenovo Fast Boost (Which has nothing ot do with turbo boost) and Intel Virtual Technology would speed up the processor, yet none of those did anything.
Is there any solution at all to this problem? The laptop again is a Lenovo Ideapad Y570, which was advertised to have turbo boost
The BIOS? is called Insyde H2O (i think) version 2.06 (47CN28WW(V2.06))
I have no idea what the motherboard is.
Adolfo: Hello. Thank you for using the Intel Customer Chat Support service. We are glad to be of service. How may I help you?
: Hi, I have a question about my laptop.
: When I bought it, the descriptions said that the processor had intel turbo boost, which it would make my 2.0ghz processor goto 2.8ghz
: But I have not noticed at all any changes in the processor speed, and I have the intel turbo boost technology monitor 2.0 to see if it actually is boosting the cpu speed, but it only stays at 2.0ghz
Adolfo: Please keep in mind that the turbo boost technology is handled by the operating system, so the operating system is the one that will determine when to use turbo boot, this feature is usually required when the operating system determined that a very heavy application is running, like 3D game or video / photo editing software.
Adolfo: I would suggest installing the latest BIOS version for your laptop to and also running the Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility to determine if the processor is being properly recognized.
Adolfo: Also install the latest updates available for the operating system and any other running software
: Where do I get the Intel processor identification utility?
Adolfo: but other than that, the operating system will decide when to use the tubo boot and when not to use it.
Adolfo: You can download the Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility at:
: Ok, though if everything is working as it should
: I have ran 3D games before and looked at the intel turbo boost technology monitor and it only runs at 2.00ghz
Adolfo: By the way make sure that the Enhance Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology is disabled, since this feature will force the processor to run slower in order to save power consumption
Adolfo: so if the Enhance Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology is enabled, the turbo boost will not work
: how do I check that?
Adolfo: By going into the BIOS of the laptop and looking for the right option, usually it is called (EIST), but the name of the option might be changed by the laptop manufacturer so if you cannot find it, I would suggest contacting the laptop manufacturer so they can guide you on how to find it.
: Also for the Intel Processor Identification Utility, what should I be looking for exactly?
: it says the reported is 2.0ghz, and expected is 2.0ghz
Adolfo: Ok if it reports the right processor and the right speed 2.0 GHz, it means it is being properly recognized, there should also be an option that let you see if the EIST is enabled or disabled
: Ok, and as you said, if I do not see EIST on my BIOS i have to contact my laptop manufactuer?
: What happens if my laptop manufacturer happens to not know what that is or cannot help me with it?
Adolfo: In some cases the laptop manufacturer might not even show this option, but please keep in mind that since we do not manufacture laptop systems we are not familiar with them
Adolfo: so we cannot control the option that they enable or disable on the BIOS of their systems
Adolfo: If this option is not available, it means that either is enabled by default from the manufacture, or disabled by default from the manufacturer
Adolfo: but only they will be able to tell you
: Ok, thanks for the information
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Message was edited by: Xanek
I called lenovo twice again today
1st time today: the only suggested to download Intel Turbo Boost Technology MONITOR which is suppose to be a "driver" for the turbo boost technology.
2nd time:Lenovo's "Tech Support" if you will so call it, told me that the specifications says it will run at 2.00ghz and will not go above it so people cannot 'modify" the speed of the processor. WHAT?
He said that it is on intel's part to whether or not to make the processor go above the specified speed advertised........
Is there or is there no solution at all for this? As Lenovo is worthless in their tech support about their own laptop.
Xanek, since you have found out what the problem was
it would IMHO be good of you to add some closure to this thread outlining the cause of the problem and the fix.