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    i5 8250u Power throttling when benchmark and gaming.

    Some laptops cannot be fixed. Your Acer Aspire is enforcing the 15W TDP limit. Some laptops allow your to run way beyond the 15W limit. Your Acer laptop does not allow this. Here is how an 8th Gen CPU runs in a Lenovo C930. Lenovo does not enforce the 15W limit on this laptop. You have to be...
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    ThrottleStop (Error creating service: The specified service already exists)

    I think you answered your own question. If you want to play Valorant, you will not be able to use the ThrottleStop Disable and Lock feature. I am not sure if the most recent release of the Vanguard anti-cheat software completely blocks ThrottleStop or if it only blocks that one feature.
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    Cannot undervolt with either ThrottleStop or Intel XTU

    What recent update? What version of Windows are you using? Other users are running ThrottleStop in Windows 10 2004. The only known issue at the moment is the Disable and Lock Turbo Power Limits feature might not work in Windows 10 2004. Did you unzip the ThrottleStop folder? Did you try right...
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    ThrottleStop (Error creating service: The specified service already exists)

    @danmasino - What version of Windows 10 are you using? I have heard that there are problems with the Disable and Lock feature in Windows 10 2004. I have Windows 10 1909 installed and the Disable and Lock feature works correctly for me without any error messages. If you are on 1909, something...
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    Laptop fan speed and clock problem (throttlestop)

    @Tumus0 - The ThrottleStop FIVR window shows that your CPU is using a Speed Shift EPP value of 0. If you want the CPU to use a different EPP value then try changing the Windows power profile that you are using. If that does not change EPP then check the Speed Shift EPP box on the main screen of...
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    Help undervolting i7 8750h Throttlestop

    On mobile CPUs, an undervolt that is stable during full load Prime95 testing, is rarely stable during normal use. Mobile CPUs use a higher multiplier when lightly loaded and they are designed to significantly drop the voltage when idle. When you add an undervolt on top of this already reduced...
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    Power Limit Throttling on i5-8265U

    Most HP laptops with low power U series CPUs are locked down to 15W. You can try setting the long term turbo power limit in the TPL window higher than 15 to see if it makes any difference. You should also try using the FIVR Disable and Lock Turbo Power Limits feature. You need to first download...
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    Throttling On Intel i5-8250U

    It does not really matter. There is a duplicate set of turbo power limits. The long term power limit is set equal to the TDP which is 15W. There is no way to get beyond this limit on your laptop. You can set ThrottleStop to 25W but it is still going to throttle to 15W based on the limit that is...
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    Throttling On Intel i5-8250U

    When PL1 in the Core column and EDP OTHER under the Ring column light up red together in Limit Reasons, it is the PL1 or long term turbo power limit that is the limiting factor. You have ThrottleStop set up correctly. You are requesting this limit be set to 39W but the CPU is enforcing a 15W...
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    Throttling On Intel i5-8250U

    @jstnrme - The laptop you bought has a low power U series CPU. Long term, they are designed to throttle when they reach the 15W TDP limit. By using ThrottleStop, some laptops can go way beyond this 15W limit. What is your goal? Do you want to go beyond this limit? Show some screenshots of how...
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    ThrottleStop (Error creating service: The specified service already exists)

    The importance of the Disable and Lock feature depends on the laptop model and on the CPU. It can help solve some power limit throttling problems on some laptops but is not necessary on all laptops. If you enable this feature in ThrottleStop, do you see this error message anytime you start...
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    ThrottleStop (Error creating service: The specified service already exists)

    Dolby Atmos must be using the same RwDrv driver. The only feature in ThrottleStop that uses this driver is the FIVR Disable and Lock Turbo Power Limits feature. If you need Dolby Atmos more than Disable & Lock, disable that ThrottleStop feature and that error message should go away.
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    ThrottleStop for MSI GV72 7RE i7 7700HQ

    When the PP0 Current Limit is set to 0, the CPU will ignore this value and will not use this info to throttle the CPU. Seeing the PP0 Current Limit set to 0 by the manufacturer seems to be common. Setting this to 100 should also guarantee that it will not cause any throttling problems.
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    Cannot undervolt with either ThrottleStop or Intel XTU

    Intel released a microcode update last December which blocks CPU voltage and turbo ratio adjustments. It is not about the popularity of under volting. Intel is trying to prevent Plundervolt security hacks. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00289.html...
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    Throttling On Intel i5-8250U

    Intel sets the thermal throttling temperature to 100C for a reason. Intel considers any temperature below this to be a "safe operating temperature".
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