“To accomplish this task, we’ll use a third party Mac tool called ‘Turbo Boost Switcher for OS X’ that is compatible with OS X El Capitan but not MacOS Sierra (yet), this app also requires a modern Mac CPU like a Core i5 or Core i7,” OS X Daily writes. “he utility will load and unload kernel extensions to force TurboBoost to be disabled or back to the enabled default state through user interaction with a menu bar item.”
OS X Daily writes, “This utility is truly only intended for advanced users, if you are not comfortable with the idea of modifying kernel extensions and the ramifications of that, using uncertified third party software, nor the idea of intentionally slowing down a Mac by disabling hardware features, this is not for you.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ve done this in the past and it has worked to eke out some extra battery life while on the road.