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How to Enable Turbo Boost in Intel Core i5

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Here is

How to enable turbo boost in Intel Core i5-7300HQ

for more performance. Before getting started you should be aware of turbo frequency and overclocking.

Table of Contents

What is Intel Core i5-7300HQ Turbo Boost Technology?

What is Overclocking?

Difference between locked and unlocked processors

About Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor

To Enable or Disable Intel Core i5-7300HQ Turbo Boost

Intel Turbo Boost Technology

is the feature in Intel’s processors which raises the operating frequency whenever there is high demanding task running.

Furthermore, the feature accelerates the frequency of the processor when the operating system demands high performance.

The Turbo boost concept can also be called as “Dynamic Overclocking”.

This feature is enabled in the processors including Core i5, i7, i9, and XEON processors.

What is Overclocking?

Overclocking is the process of speeding up or increasing the clock speed than official efficiency provided by Manufacturer. In other words, overclocking is the method of configuring the hardware components to obtain extra utility and performance than the default. We have to take many precautions while overclocking your Intel Core i5-7300HQ.

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Remember: Overclocking can result in damage


is method triggering main processor or graphics controller, but systems such as RAM are also involved in this process which leads to an increase in power consumption and fan noise. Due to overclocking many manufacturers gives the extra functionality of safety to deal with operating conditions outside the control of manufacturers. The disadvantage of overclocking your Intel processor is overheating and more power usage. Ultimately, heating will result in decreasing the life span of your CPU. Since overclocking is only available to unlocked processors we can only turbo boost our Intel Core i5-7300HQ.

You might have been noticed about locked and unlocked processors while purchasing


ocked processors are made with unlocked clock multipliers and are denoted with K

These unlocked processors can be overclocked by pairing with a proper chipset while locked processors are not overclockable.

Earlier CPU’s were used to sold unlocked but now nearly every Intel CPU’s are locked

However, the Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor may overclock as every processor has the ability to perform more than safety limits but it will result in bricking.

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Manufacturer: Intel

Base Frequency: 2.50 GHz

Lithography: 14 nm

Segment: Mobile

Threads: 4

Cores: 4

Cache: 6 MB

TDP: 45 W

Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 630

Max Turbo frequency: 3.50 GHz

Max Memory Size: 64 GB

Instructions set: 64-bit



To enable or disable Turbo Boost in Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor


System Configuration



From the

System Utility


Go to Configuration (RBSU)


Performance Options


Intel (R) Turbo Boost Technology

and press



Select a setting and press



Enabled: To Enable

hyperthreading technology.

Disabled – To reduce power usage and get stable performance.

Finally, Press


To monitor your CPU you can download and install




Lastly, the Turbo boost is an automatic function provided in Intel processors.

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