Intel® Turbo Boost is a tool that will increase the processor speed when the system demands more power In order to complete an action faster.
The processor speed will increase depending on several factors such as the processor temperature, workload, power consumption and some others but there is no way to force the processor to increase its speed. This is because the processor has been programmed with multiple algorithms operating in parallel to manage current, power, and temperature to maximize performance and energy efficiency in an automatic way.
We have a tool called Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool that diagnoses and test the internal components of the processor and if something is wrong with it, the result will be displayed. I recommend you installing the tool that can be downloaded at:
I understand that the Turbo Boost feature is reliant on a variety of variables, but I cannot see why mine will never activate, under any circumstances. My PSU is new, and of a high-enough wattage, and my CPU is kept under 60 degrees in the Intel Burn Test.
What settings can I use for the Diagnostic Tool to check for the Turbo Boost feature? Everything else passes when I run it.
The Turbo Boost will activate automatically when the system needs it and there is no way to force it to increase the speed on the processor. If you have run the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool and there are no problems with the units I recommend you testing the processor in another system in order to discard options.