Important: this is no longer necessary for many laptops because ThrottleStop‘s “Disable and Lock Power Limits” option can override DPTF. If that doesn’t work, try the following.
If your CPU frequency is being reduced under load, even at low temperatures, you’re probably experiencing power throttling. Most of the time, you can solve this by disabling or raising the power limits, and disabling DPTF explicitly is not required. But sometimes, you need to disable Intel’s Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework (now called Innovation Platform Framework), which tries to set the power limit dynamically on your behalf.
Your laptop may have an option to disable DPTF in the BIOS menu. If not:
- Install NoDPTF.reg to prevent Windows from automatically reinstalling DPTF.
- This registry file is from my NoDPTF project repository on GitHub.
- In Device Manager, find all the devices whose names start with "Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework". They may be in the "System devices" list. Right click on each and "Uninstall device". Check "Delete the driver software for this device" whenever available.
This method only works if you have Group Policy Editor (Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, Education).
- Open the Group Policy Editor.
- Go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Device Installation/Device Installation Restrictions.
- Open "Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs".
- Click "Enabled".
- Checkmark "Also apply to matching devices that are already installed".
- Click "Show".
- Now you will enter the device ID of each of the DPTF-related devices. You can find them all by finding those devices in Device Manager/System Devices or by copying all the values from NoDPTF.reg.
- Click “OK” and "OK" again. You should see each of those devices become "Unknown device" in Device Manager. That means they are disabled.
Keep in mind: the removal of DPTF will not inherently change anything until you raise the power limits using ThrottleStop or Intel XTU.
Warning: if your computer can’t cool its CPU VRM properly, then raising the power limits may cause it to suddenly shut down. If that’s the case, you need to give the VRM more cooling like I did here.
If any DPTF devices are still present, please tell me their hardware IDs in the comments. (To check hardware ID: right click on the device, Properties, Details, select “Hardware Ids” in the drop-down menu.)
- In Registry Editor, delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions.
I intalled NoDPTF.reg and I want to revert it how can I do it. I am trying to intall the driver DPTF but I cannot since I installed the NoDPTF.reg Thanks for your help
What if I want to reinstall the DPTF driver? where can I find the change in the registry?
I can’t find ‘Intel dynamic platform and thermal framework”. I’m using Windows LTSC, anyone know if LTSC even incudes DPTF?
This worked for me on a G7 7590, thank you so much!
I added the following id on my Asus K501LX:
Is using noDPTF.reg supposed to add Unknown Device drivers under Device Manager after restart?
Worked perfectly on my G5 5590 thanks alot man!!!!
I tried your method but at the start i have always DPTF in my taskmanager.
But they are not in device manager (after your tuto obliviously).
What can i do ?
i have this id,
Dell XPS 13 9370
PL1 throttling still occurs sadly :c
confirmed working on dell xps 15 9560 — thank you for solving our power throttling issues
Thank you so much. It really works! Tested on Dell Inspiron 3593
I have done everything, even all the write changes to the filder, it still throttles at 68-70C degrees. What else can I do? Once your fix worked, but then it went back after restart and it never worked again.
thank you for your great infos.
Unfortunately I have a Dell Precision 7520 and I can’t get the DPC Latency lower than 1700us which is not enough for my musical activity. The worst driver causing this is ACPI.sys even after following your instructions.
Can you help?
The apps come back after a little while after 3 reboots or something. I did install the Registry file
Unfortunately, after the Windows 10 2004 update, Intel Thermal Framework is right back at it again and the reg + uninstall doesn’t work. Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Thanks again for your work.
This is a very good article. Been chasing this problem for years and following this guide it’s starting to make sense. I’m still debating if I want to disable it or not as the problem seems to be with the order the Intel DPTF is updated along with the video… Read more »
Thank you a lot Man, this helped my misery
Thank you very much! I removed the DPTF drivers and used the registry mod to keep them from re-installing. My system is very usable again, no more throttling! I am not a gamer but my system was being slowed down to a crawl until I removed these drivers. No hardware… Read more »
2 months of not finding solutions to my audio latency problems and found your website due to a throttlestop tweak search. You’ve saved my bacon, especially those hidden custom Intel graphics options. I hope you don’t mind if I share a link to here on the Steinberg support forum for… Read more »
Thank you this seems to be the missing piece I needed to lower my Dell Latitude 5500 DPCs in the 100 to 300us range from around 1100-1200 typically. Now acpi.sys doesn’t even show up in Latency Monitor. I had 5 ‘Intel Dynamic and Thermal Framework’ devices and now there are… Read more »
I did everything you said. from raising power limit in throttlestop and checking the disable and lock power limit box to installing the reg file and then deleting intel dptf from device manager and deleting the restrictions folder in registry editor but it did not help with the power limit… Read more »
Thank you so much for this… Have been struggling for a year running Teams video calls on my XPS 9550, continuously downtuning to 0,78Ghz. It was such a (terrible) joke. I finally got a decent running system again.
this method only work on first try, the thermal power can reach more than 60w (short power) & 30-40w (long power) without throttling limit to <=25w when I rest & my laptop shutdown, then I turn on the thermal power back to default settings which is set power limit to… Read more »
I deleted all intel thermal devices a few months ago but afterwards, my battery life is horrendous. I’m not sure if i deleted the wrong things but I’m almost positive I didn’t. Does deleting the specified things above have a known effect to destroy battery life and if so how… Read more »
Thank you. The only thing that worked for Dell 7790. Thank you.
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