Now, before people jump/attack me for saying something so bold as to want to disable such a feature, I have legitimate reasons. 1 - Numerous people have reported that turning Turbo Boost off does reduce performance to a degree, but at the same time, allow the CPU to reach safer temperatures under load, increasing the longevity of the laptop in question. These thread here also attest to this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1435088 http://tautvidas.com/blog/2011/04/disabling-intel-turbo-boost/ While I plan on getting a desktop in the near future (I hope), I want to do everything I can to reduce CPU temps. c Naturally, Lenovo was stupid and disallows users from changing in the BIOS, however, by going to Control Panel -> Power options -> High Performance->Change Power Plans, and then to advanced settings, you change the max processor stat to 99% instead of 100% while keeping the minimum state less than the max state. This has reportedly reduce temps as much as 15 Celsius, heck, even 5-8 Celsius on my CPU would be a welcome change. My question is, will making these changes shorten the lifespan and/or damage the CPU in any way whatsoever? I am well aware of the consequence of slight performance reductions.