ThrottleStop & RealTemp Author
- Jun 1, 2008
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At the moment, the turbo power limits are only a global setting so you cannot set different power limits for each profile. Maybe someday soon.Any recommendations for the TPL or other settings ?
I noticed this a couple of posts ago.I just noticed that the speed shift setting on the TPL screen was disabled
If you have a laptop, you should go into the TPL window and enable Speed Shift. The Speed Shift EPP setting on the main page cannot be used to control your CPU until Speed Shift is enabled.
Most modern laptops automatically enable Speed Shift in the BIOS. Your laptop does not so if you want to use Speed Shift, you will have to enable Speed Shift in the ThrottleStop TPL window. I am a fan of Speed Shift because it offers better off idle performance. It can get the CPU up to full speed much quicker.
I am not sure if Windows is going to be Speed Shift aware. When Windows starts, Speed Shift does not exist so Windows might not manage this at all. Set Windows to the Balanced power plan. Look in the system tray. Is there a power slider available? Most laptops will show a slider that lets you select Better Performance or Best Performance, etc. With Speed Shift enabled and with Speed Shift EPP not checked on the main ThrottleStop screen, if this slider exists, try moving it back and forth. Watch the monitoring table in the FIVR window to see what Speed Shift EPP value the CPU is using. If this changes when you move the slider, Windows can manage Speed Shift EPP and you do not need to check the Speed Shift EPP option in ThrottleStop. If Windows is not able to manage Speed Shift EPP, you need to check this option on the main screen of ThrottleStop and you will need to manage this yourself. Set EPP to 0 for maximum speed, a setting of 80 is a good compromise for laptops. Use a big number like 192 if you think a slow and sluggish CPU is good for reducing battery power consumption.
Some users like to disable Turbo Boost when running on battery power. You can do that or your can set up a ThrottleStop profile that lowers the turbo ratio limits a little or a lot.