Saturday, June 20th 2020

TechPowerUp ThrottleStop 9 Released - Override OEM Power Throttling

TechPowerUp today released ThrottleStop 9 by Kevin Glynn, a groundbreaking update to the popular app that lets you take greater control over the power management in your Intel-powered notebook or desktop system, unleashing more performance by overriding OEM-preset processor throttling. Version 9.0 of ThrottleStop comes with system-level improvements that ensure the app isn't blocked Valorant anti-cheat, or false-positives by similar mechanisms.

The app also adds awareness and optimization for Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004). Support for Intel 10th Gen Intel Core processors has been added, including Limit Reasons access. PROCHOT Offset adjustment feature has been added. The C-states window has been redesigned to make it easier to work with 6-core and 8-core processors. The throttle on the main screen has been improved to now display the type of throttling. Consistency of temperature monitoring between the notification window and main window has been improved. Grab the app from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp ThrottleStop 9.0
The change-log follows.

  • Replaced the WinRing0 and RwDrv.sys drivers for improved Windows 10 2004 compatibility.
  • First version compiled with Visual Studio 2019.
  • Added code to stop ThrottleStop from starting if it previously crashed on startup.
  • Added options to adjust the main ThrottleStop font.
  • Enabled Limit Reasons access for Intel 10th Gen Core i CPUs.
  • Added max temperature and max power consumption to the main screen.
  • Redesigned the C States window to include 6 and 8 core support.
  • New Notification Area power icon.
  • Added an adjustable PROCHOT Offset feature.
  • Redesigned Throttle indicator on the main screen which includes types of throttling.
  • NVIDIA MHz reporting added to the log file and to the GPU button.
  • Improved consistency between user interface and Notification Area temperatures.
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31 Comments on TechPowerUp ThrottleStop 9 Released - Override OEM Power Throttling

#1
tabascosauz
Replaced the WinRing0 and RwDrv.sys drivers for improved Windows 10 2004 compatibility.
Did I read that right? TS finally no longer relies on that prehistoric dll?

If so, @unclewebb you based god.
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#3
Thefumigator
This is very nice, I mean, I didn't know this tool,
version 9? when was this first released?

PROCHOT: this word in latin america spanish, sounds terribly wrong... I would change it to PROC-HOT, or something like that....
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#4
NJM1564
Looking at this I can't help but think, another fine way to blow up your computer. :P
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#5
dgianstefani
NJM1564
Looking at this I can't help but think, another fine way to blow up your computer. :p
What is your IQ?
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#6
progste
Time to blow up some cores!
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#7
Quicks
progste
Time to blow up some cores!
Yeah do not think it will be safe on laptops with limited cooling, but desktops why not just make sure you cool it properly?
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#8
progste
Quicks
Yeah do not think it will be safe on laptops with limited cooling, but desktops why not just make sure you cool it properly?
I was just kidding...
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#9
midnightoil
Wish there was something like this for Vega and RVII GPUs to stop them being held in an ultra low power state in some less demanding games or applications. There's no way around it currently. Affects most DX9, a lot of DX10, and a lot of less demanding DX11 titles. Totally cripples the card and performance.

As an example, I can't even play Spelunky on my Radeon VII. The card sets an 18-23W TDP and won't go over that. Resulting in terrible stutter and then the game quitting.

It seems to be a result of AMD's botched 'removal' of Power Efficiency from the last Adrenalin drivers.
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#11
unclewebb
RealTemp Author
ThrottleStop 9.0 now includes the Redistributables in the .exe so you should not need to install them separately.
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#12
lexluthermiester
unclewebb
ThrottleStop 9.0 now includes the Redistributables in the .exe so you should not need to install them separately.
Interesting. TS tried getting on the net during installation, I presumed it was attempting to fetch the runtimes... Maybe looking for updates?
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#13
windwhirl
Thefumigator
This is very nice, I mean, I didn't know this tool,
version 9? when was this first released?

PROCHOT: this word in latin america spanish, sounds terribly wrong... I would change it to PROC-HOT, or something like that....
I'm Argentinean and I assure you every time I read it I have to hold back a laugh :laugh:

Anyway, that's how it's written, since it's short for Processor Hot and it's referenced as "PROCHOT" in both AMD and Intel's technical documentation. Changing it so it is... either less offensive or less hilarious (depending on your point of view :D) could invite confusion.
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#14
unclewebb
RealTemp Author
@lexluthermiester - That is interesting. What sort of installation are you talking about? After downloading ThrottleStop, all you should need to do is unzip it and run the ThrottleStop.exe executable. No other installation is necessary.

Are you using a software firewall type program that shows ThrottleStop.exe trying to contact someone on the internet? What firewall program do you use so I can do some testing? There is nothing that I have coded into ThrottleStop that needs to contact the internet. ThrottleStop 9.0 is the first version that has been compiled using Visual Studio 2019. Previous versions were compiled with Visual Studio 2013. Perhaps Microsoft is gathering more data on what software people run on their computers.
windwhirl
it's referenced as "PROCHOT" in both AMD and Intel's technical documentation
Just following the Intel docs. PROCHOT has been displayed on the main screen of ThrottleStop for more than 5 years. No one ever mentioned that there was a problem before.
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#15
lexluthermiester
unclewebb
@lexluthermiester - That is interesting. What sort of installation are you talking about? After downloading ThrottleStop, all you should need to do is unzip it and run the ThrottleStop.exe executable. No other installation is necessary.
First run.
unclewebb
Are you using a software firewall type program that shows ThrottleStop.exe trying to contact someone on the internet?
Yes. Just looked at my firewall logs, was updating something else as I ran TS9 and mistook one for another. Sorry about that. This morning is a busy one. I'm working on five different systems at the same time trying to get ready for a LAN party today.
unclewebb
What firewall program do you use so I can do some testing?
Comodo, but again I mistook another app getting on the net for TS. It was a coincidence that they were running at the same time. I thought the other had finished and closed..
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#16
windwhirl
unclewebb
Just following the Intel docs. PROCHOT has been displayed on the main screen of ThrottleStop for more than 5 years. No one ever mentioned that there was a problem before.
And there shouldn't be a problem either.

The Spanish word that thefumigator and I were talking about isn't exactly common. The... offensive/hilarious use isn't even documented yet in the main Spanish Royal Academy dictionary, only in the americanism dictionary, and the one I was thinking about has been documented only in Argentina and in relatively recent times (I heard the word for the first time as early as a decade and half ago, I think, which is not a lot of time).

Frankly, I wouldn't even worry. "PROCHOT" isn't a term that is exposed to most computer users in the first place and if nothing else it will bring a good laugh or at least a chuckle to anyone who comes across it. I mean, if you're actually tinkering and tweaking enough to come across PROCHOT, you should already know that no one at Intel or AMD would have funny ideas when using that as abbreviation, because it's unlikely that the engineers (or whoever chose how to abbreviate it) knew that it had such meaning in very specific places of the world, specially when such word it's rarely if at all used in formal conversation (it's considered vulgar, after all).
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#17
unclewebb
RealTemp Author
lexluthermiester
I mistook another app getting on the net for TS
Thanks for clearing that up.

As mentioned, there should never be a reason for ThrottleStop to access the internet.
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#20
unclewebb
RealTemp Author
@AOne - After you first run ThrottleStop, it adjusts the chart to show 8 threads of data. I will put a version that shows your 12 threads all at once on the things to do list.
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#21
RadFX
midnightoil
Wish there was something like this for Vega and RVII GPUs to stop them being held in an ultra low power state in some less demanding games or applications. There's no way around it currently. Affects most DX9, a lot of DX10, and a lot of less demanding DX11 titles. Totally cripples the card and performance.

As an example, I can't even play Spelunky on my Radeon VII. The card sets an 18-23W TDP and won't go over that. Resulting in terrible stutter and then the game quitting.

It seems to be a result of AMD's botched 'removal' of Power Efficiency from the last Adrenalin drivers.
Try OverdriveNtool? forums.guru3d.com/threads/overdriventool-tool-for-amd-gpus.416116/
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#22
Thefumigator
windwhirl
I'm Argentinean and I assure you every time I read it I have to hold back a laugh :laugh:

Anyway, that's how it's written, since it's short for Processor Hot and it's referenced as "PROCHOT" in both AMD and Intel's technical documentation. Changing it so it is... either less offensive or less hilarious (depending on your point of view :D) could invite confusion.
We are not that far my friend. I'm an oriental myself. Yeah, from the revel province :)
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#23
RJARRRPCGP
midnightoil
Wish there was something like this for Vega and RVII GPUs to stop them being held in an ultra low power state in some less demanding games or applications. There's no way around it currently. Affects most DX9, a lot of DX10, and a lot of less demanding DX11 titles. Totally cripples the card and performance.

As an example, I can't even play Spelunky on my Radeon VII. The card sets an 18-23W TDP and won't go over that. Resulting in terrible stutter and then the game quitting.

It seems to be a result of AMD's botched 'removal' of Power Efficiency from the last Adrenalin drivers.
On my Radeon RX 580, Halo Custom Edition 1.0.10, which is of course, DirectX 9, doesn't have such problem. Are you using a beta of Adrenalin?
Even the latest one I saw offered in Adrenalin, is WHQL, by the looks.
Definitely not constant stuttering and quitting.
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#24
Ashtr1x
Throttlestop is the best software ever happened for the HW. Any Intel CPU machine can take use of it and it's super powerful, light and reliable. The NBR community benefited from this since a long long time, and personally my mobile Haswell i7 4710MQ processor has unlocked bins from factory and this can help with a simple steps to achieve the best performance. This helps a lot for the BGA processors too with undervolting (a tip for these new Win10 BGA machines hit up the TS thread at NBR and learn more) and a lot of tweaks possible instead of using that garbage XTU bloatware.

100/10 rating, thanks to Kevin Glynn for his amazing work for the people, great man & thanks for TPU for publishing it & NBR community.
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#25
Hardware Geek
windwhirl
And there shouldn't be a problem either.

The Spanish word that thefumigator and I were talking about isn't exactly common. The... offensive/hilarious use isn't even documented yet in the main Spanish Royal Academy dictionary, only in the americanism dictionary, and the one I was thinking about has been documented only in Argentina and in relatively recent times (I heard the word for the first time as early as a decade and half ago, I think, which is not a lot of time).

Frankly, I wouldn't even worry. "PROCHOT" isn't a term that is exposed to most computer users in the first place and if nothing else it will bring a good laugh or at least a chuckle to anyone who comes across it. I mean, if you're actually tinkering and tweaking enough to come across PROCHOT, you should already know that no one at Intel or AMD would have funny ideas when using that as abbreviation, because it's unlikely that the engineers (or whoever chose how to abbreviate it) knew that it had such meaning in very specific places of the world, specially when such word it's rarely if at all used in formal conversation (it's considered vulgar, after all).
I have googled this to no avail. What is the translation? Perhaps you can put it in other terms so as not to put up words that are blocked.
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