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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.



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