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Old 07-16-2022, 10:03 AM
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I have turned off Turbo Boost in Pro Tools Play Back Engine as it was making my Mac Book Pro fans sound even on simple tasks like opening a couple of instrument plug ins.
Am I supposed to leave it checked on? what difference is going to make?

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Old 07-16-2022, 11:41 AM
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AFAIK, Turbo boost off is the preferred setting. This is for stability AND fan noise
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Old 07-16-2022, 12:04 PM
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My two previous macs were a I5 mini and a I7 mini, both 2018. TB is a intel processor thing that kicks the processor speed and its temperature goes into the roof. The I5 didn't have it, and I had no fan noise problems. The I7 has TB that I noticed immediately and hated.

My PT 2020.12 don't have the option in playback engine, so I bought TurboboostSwitcher and left TB off most of the time. My unscientific estimate was that TB gave me about 15-20% extra power.

I had no problem choosing a silent fan and not having those extra cpu cycles.


Added: I never noticed TB causing any stability problems w/PT.)
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Old 07-16-2022, 12:39 PM
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My two previous macs were a I5 mini and a I7 mini, both 2018. TB is a intel processor thing that kicks the processor speed and its temperature goes into the roof. The I5 didn't have it, and I had no fan noise problems. The I7 has TB that I noticed immediately and hated.

My PT 2020.12 don't have the option in playback engine, so I bought TurboboostSwitcher and left TB off most of the time. My unscientific estimate was that TB gave me about 15-20% extra power.

I had no problem choosing a silent fan and not having those extra cpu cycles.


Added: I never noticed TB causing any stability problems w/PT.)
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Old 07-16-2022, 12:41 PM
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AFAIK, Turbo boost off is the preferred setting. This is for stability AND fan noise
Oh really? mine was set to ON in Ptrools settings when I updated to PT Studio
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Old 07-17-2022, 06:15 PM
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Oh really? mine was set to ON in Ptrools settings when I updated to PT Studio
"preferred" method was the word used. For me also, like you, the "default" setting for TB was indeed ON.

For me, I mostly use ProTools daily in my work to edit single audio files in one single track. Therefore, if I do an Audiosuite render on the whole file, TurboBoost ON is totally my personal preference.

Why? I barely use my CPU and memory for THAT editing task, so TB ON never causes fan noise. When I run Audiosuite sometimes the fan noise turns on for a couple minutes of faster processing, then I'm back to work sooner and the fan turns back off in a couple minutes.

For hours of music mixing and mastering, it might be better to turn it OFF, I agree, than revved to the max just because, so in this way certain users appreciate the choice.

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Its a setting that really needs to be tested on each and every system so the user can decide if either way is better. I have seen time in the past where 2 very similar systems will come back with TB on being better on one rig, while TB off is better on the other rig.
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:17 AM
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Where is this turbo boost setting in PT? I'm on 2021.6 on a 2012 MacPro cheesegrater running OSX 10.13.6 and not seeing it.
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:30 AM
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Playback engine dialog. You may be on too old a version to have it, I can't remember when it was introduced.
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Playback engine dialog. You may be on too old a version to have it, I can't remember when it was introduced.
Thanks. Just looked and the setting is not there. Like you say it may be the old PT I'm running.
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