Turbo Boost damages your processor

How to prevent Turbo Boost on MacBook Pro

The Turbo Boost of the Intel processors is both a blessing and a curse, especially for MacBook notebooks. Of course, the increased performance also increases the energy requirement and the fans run at full speed. As a result, the MacBook will be warmer and louder than usual, and the battery will last significantly less. To prevent this, you can simply deactivate Turbo Boost on the Mac.

Note: Additional software must be downloaded for the instructions. This ensures that the Turbo Boost is deactivated / activated by loading and unloading the kernel extension. Since this is a third party app, it should be used with caution. We therefore recommend that you create a backup beforehand.

How to disable Turbo Boost on Mac

Open Safari on your Mac and download the Turbo Boost Switcher app from rugarciap (available for free or as a Pro version). You may need to bypass the GateKeeper. For macOS versions prior to Sierra, click on the Apple logo in the menu bar and select "System Preferences". Then open the item “Security” and click on the “General” tab. Then click on the lock at the bottom left, enter your password and select "No restrictions". (Otherwise click the app with the right mouse button and then select "Open" from the context menu.)

Now start the Turbo Boost Switcher. This should be in your download folder by default. A new symbol now appears in the menu bar. Click on it and disable Turbo Boost on the Mac by clicking on "Disable Turbo Boost". You will be asked for your password to confirm the change.

Your Mac will no longer automatically start Turbo Boost and thus will not use as much energy. Another positive side effect associated with deactivation is the lower level of heat development and radiation.

Activate the Turbo Boost again

Just as easily as described, the Turbo Boost can also be reactivated on the Mac. To do this, click on the app symbol in the menu bar and then select "Enable Turbo Boost". Everything is back to normal.