I want to disable the Intel turbo boost on my Dell i5 laptop. Even for regular activity like starting the chrome or IE, turbo boost is starting and especially I am annoyed by the heat and fan noise it makes while it is starts turbo boost. Please help me out as it more nuisance rather than the performace boost.
Well, it’s relatively easy.
Go into Power options (Control panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options) and click Change plan settings near your plan (e.g. I use high performance for CPU intensive tasks, such as gaming).
Then click on Change advanced power settings.
Scroll down to Processor power management and expand it.
Expand Maximum processor state and modify both On battery and Plugged in to 99%.
Then simply click Apply and OK.
Also please make sure, that Minimum processor state is not greater than Maximum processor state (in this case - 99%), because this fix won’t work. I suggest you to set it to 5% or so.
And that’s it, no more Turbo Boost, no more overheating and if there is a need - these changes are very easy to revert. What you just did is created a limit, that prevents your laptop to go into such state, when Turbo Boost kicks in.
I hope it helps.