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VST usage on 2011 Macs + Speedstep issues


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Hi all,
I currently use my 2008 C2D Macbook Pro to audio work with VSTs, such as NI Massive and Reaktor.

However, I am finding that Speedstep causes CPU usage issues with these VSTs - this can be fixed by removing IntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, but I loose sleep support in doing so.

I've tried the various alternative kext on this site, but none give me both control over Speedstep + sleep support.

Can anyone comment on how the new i5/i7 CPUs handle audio work? I'm concerned that Turbo Boost will cause me similar issues if I upgrade to a 2011 Mac Mini.

It's a shame that Apple don't allow us control over power management profiles, in a similar fashion to Windows.

Thanks!

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You could try coolbook

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You could try coolbook


Thanks BlackCH...I was think of upgrading anyway to an newer system.





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