13 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2012 2:36 PM by ds store
coander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to measure actual CPU speed on OS X? I have tried MSI tools and that doesn't work (at least the version I installed doesn't work, if anyone has a download link that works I would be willing to try it) Any other ideas, I would be very grateful if anyone has a trick that works to view my current CPU speed in GHz. Thanks in advance!

  • 2. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    coander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have heard speculation about actual core speed, just wanted to check up on it.

  • 3. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Like you probablly know, CPU speed alone isn't a measure of performance anymore

     

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

  • 4. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    coander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I know but I just want to make sure that apple isn't ripping me off.

  • 5. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    First, processor core speed is a function of the CPU chip and the bus clock speed. The bus clock speed is used to clock memory and all other chip-based functions. Why would Apple rip you off, and how do you think they would do it? Isn't this a bit paranoid?

     

    What would Apple gain? There's no profit to be made from underclocking a CPU.

  • 6. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    They don't need to go after the CPU, they have other means, like no way to clean the air vents and bloating the OS with updates etc. LOL

     

    After that 3 year AppleCare is up, open that puppy up and clean the vents.

  • 7. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    coander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, I was refering to overclocking the CPU, and turbo boost. I want to make sure that Turbo boost is functioning.

  • 8. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    coander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ds store wrote:

     

    They don't need to go after the CPU, they have other means, like no way to clean the air vents and bloating the OS with updates etc. LOL

     

     

    Agreed!

  • 9. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    Is there no end to your nonsense? Go buy yourself a Mac 512 with System 2.0. Love to hear you thoughts on system bloats then.

     

    If you can't figure out how to clean the vents then you shouldn't own a computer. And, why would any of that have a thing to do with ripping you off? Where do you come up with this crap?

     

    Well, at least you now have a protege. Pay attention, grasshopper. But keep your eyes open for the falling BS.

  • 10. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    If you have an i5 or i7 you have Turbo Boost, but it's unlikely you will do something to see it in action. Why do you think Apple would advertise something so easily determined to be present or absent? All you need are the proper tools.

     

    Try the GeekBench benchmarks then compare your results to others using similar hardware. If Apple overclocked your CPU then you get an extra benefit, not a rip off.

     

    I think you spend too much time watching conspiracy shows on TV.

  • 11. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    Kappy wrote:

     

    If you can't figure out how to clean the vents then you shouldn't own a computer.

     

     

    Oh I know how to clean them, it's being allowed to easily clean them without tearing open a warranty/AppleCare covered machine is the problem.

     

    There should be a little door underneath that one can open and clean each of the grills so they don't get clogged up.

     

    What I can't figure out is why these grills are located AFTER the fans and before exiting the machine,

     

     

    What's the grills there for?  To keep out bugs? LOL

     

    Figure the smarter thing to do is make a door or rubber sleeve that blows opens under fan pressure so it blows the dust out, not trap it inside.

     

    When the fan stops, the door/sleeve closes keeping bugs out.

     

    Planned obsolence built in.

  • 12. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    I think you're the only bug one needs keep out. Fortunately, you aren't small enough to get through the vents.

     

    One wonders how Jobs and company missed hiring you.

  • 13. Re: Measuring CPU speed in OS X
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    It's because I'm too smart and uncontrollable, that's what Steve told me anyway.

     

     

    I've got certain clean waste water watering my shrubs and had a issue with bugs getting into the house.

     

    I used a semi thick rubber glove and cut the fingers off and tied the hand portion around the pipe end.

     

    Works great, the water pressure opens the fingers and the design of the rubber closes the fingers when there is no pressure keeping the bugs out.

     

     

    Now if I'm a know nothing computer fix-it wananbee and I can figure it out, how come the genius engineers at Apple can't figure it out?