I have a question concerning Intel Turbo Boost and the ability to disable it in Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to disable Turbo Boost because it produced a lot of heat and I didn't find a need for it in Ubuntu (being so lightweight as it is compared to Windows). I found that by installing msr-tools and running modprobe msr and then:
wrmsr -p(PROCESSOR) 0x1a0 0x4000850089
Where PROCESSOR is the number of my CPU core allowed me to shut off Turbo Boost for that core. After appending msr into my etc/modules and the wrmsr lines into my rc.local I found I was able to shut off Turbo Boost at boot.
My question is: Is this method I've used safely disabling Turbo Boost, or should I attempt to find a different workaround.
I have an MSI-GE60 with no setting in the BIOS for Turbo Boost, so changing it like this appeared to be the only way.
Thanks to anyone who can help.