If you’re a boosted gaming animal or someone who wouldn’t cut any corners while running heavy programs on the laptop, you need ThrottleStop.
Since your laptop has certain processing limits and poking it beyond can lead to overheating and an eventual damage, it’s a great thought to have a performance monitoring tool like ThrottleStop to optimize the processing speed of the CPU and tune it up at a calming level. It’s basically a cooling technology that controls the heat output (due to intensive tasking on laptop) and cools down the temperatures inside.
In geek speak, the software tackles your CPU’s thermal throttling issues. This is very important because your laptop is definitely a lot of power packed into a thin casing, but isn’t a Spartan tool. If handled recklessly, it will not work longer despite all the fantastic marketing claims that it will.
How Can You Control CPU Temperature With ThrottleStop?
Simply put, for the longevity of your laptop, because high temperatures can leave your device in serious ruin. ThrottleStop simply optimizes the heat output in a way that your laptop can effectively deal with the tasks without heating itself a little too much.
Today’s microprocessors are extra-smart and support Turbo Boost Technology, which is why, you can easily overclock your CPU processing speed to run heavy programs and games. No matter how worthwhile it seems, it’s hugely detrimental to your laptop and its span life. This can severely blow up the temperatures inside, double up the consumption of power and damage your laptop to an extent that it might burn itself up.
This is when Throttle Stop matters for what it does. It disables Turbo Boost and adjusts all operations to run at a basic frequency, so that the processing speeds doesn’t boom up to danger levels.
How Can You Control CPU Performance with ThrottleStop?
While intensive gaming, it isn’t just the CPU that’s pushed to the max level, it’s also the graphics card that’s works rigorously to help you play high-end games without screen jitters and performance lags. Such a time, the temperatures spiral and your laptop gets badly roasted. Intel’s BD PROCHOT feature helps your device to deal with heat generated by another component.
BD PROCHOT is bi-directional prochot. PROCHOT means Processor Hot and is a signal that is sent to the CPU directly, indicating that it’s touched the temperature level of 100C to 105C. This temperatures vary according to the model number. This is when the throttling begins to cool down the things inside the CPU and protect it against overheating. If you choose to disable it, you’re basically allowing the CPU to run to the hilt (to run at its max processing speed) even if other components continue to emit high heat. By default, it’s unlocked. You need to visit settings on the option Windows to unlock it and then enable/disable it.
Overclocking With Throttle Stop
Warning: Overclocking your CPU or disabling the thermal throttling scheme by manufacturer can damage your system. Exercise caution.
If you feel, you’ve a processor or a component that has merits for overclocking and can sustain the effects of heat, you can use ThrottleStop for the CPU boost. Go to Settings tab on Throttle Stop dialog box and increase ‘Set Multiplier’ to your preferences. This is how you set the multiplier of your processor and pack it with extra hertz to run heavy programs.
Make sure, you’ve disabled the Turbo Boost before overclocking your CPU.
For instance: A T7500 processor has a base speed of 200 and a default multiplier of 11. If we go by this, it is designed to run at 11 x 200MHz = 2200 MHZ. If we reduce the set multiplier to 9, you will set your CPU to run at 9 x 200MHz = 1800 MHz. Quite easy, right?
Note: Overclocking is a CPU customization feature limited to certain Intel processors. If your desktop is powered by any other older version of Intel’s processors, overclocking is not for you.
Underclocking with ThrottleStop
Throttle Stop supports underclocking as well, for those who care more about the longevity of their laptops. The process is pretty much the same. Go to the Settings tab and reduce frequency in the Set Multiplier tab to underclock your CPU. And, check if you’re enabled the ‘SpeedStep’ option, because that’s a necessity for underclocking.
Underclocking can bring some changes to your laptop’s performance. You might feel it getting a little sluggish and face little jerks. All this, because you’ve reduced the potential of the CPU by downclocking it.
Note: Downclocking is a CPU customization feature limited to certain Intel processors. If your desktop is powered by any other older version of Intel’s processors, downclocking is not for you.
Since your laptop is something you use daily, downloading Throttle Stop is the next thing you should do NOW to manage clock speed of your CPU and keep the heat output in check. To download ThrottleStop 8.48 version, tap here. If you’ve found this post helpful, or have any thoughts to share, let us know in the comment section below.