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theradeonguy5
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AMD-FX 8800P turbo help?

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Hello! I have a Lenovo Y700 gaming laptop with the AMD-FX 8800P processor. I want to play a Steam game called War Thunder (which requires a 2.3 gigahertz CPU), but the base clock-speed of the 8800P is 2.1 gigahertz. I know this CPU has turbo, which can make the speed go up to 3.4 gigahertz. What I need to know is if turbo is enabled by default, or if I need to enable it myself? Thanks!

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Re: AMD-FX 8800P turbo help?

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It is enabled if Lenovo allows it, but Turbo only works if the workload is lightly threaded and if there is thermal headroom. Under a heavy game it's not going to work.

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Re: AMD-FX 8800P turbo help?

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It is enabled if Lenovo allows it, but Turbo only works if the workload is lightly threaded and if there is thermal headroom. Under a heavy game it's not going to work.

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theradeonguy5
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Re: AMD-FX 8800P turbo help?

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So, should I just remove the game from my Steam library since it is in there?

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techguy
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Re: AMD-FX 8800P turbo help?

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You might want to actually try it to see how it runs before removing it.

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Re: AMD-FX 8800P turbo help?

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The game recommends an Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+, and the FX-8800P has a higher IPC capability than it, so you're good.

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