Easily Disable Intel DPTF (Power Throttling) for Good

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 use ThrottleStop to raise or disable the power limits, but sometimes, you need to disable Intel’s Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, which tries to set the power limit dynamically on you behalf.

Your laptop may have an option to disable DPTF in the BIOS menu. If not:

  1. Install NoDPTF.reg to prevent Windows from automatically reinstalling DPTF.
  2. 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.
  3. Now you can use ThrottleStop or Intel XTU to raise the power limits. For instructions on that, you can refer to the “Raise Power & Current Limits” of this mod guide.

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.)

Confirmed Working Models
  • Huawei MateBook X Pro

A lot of laptops have further Power Limits controlled by the EC, which is much harder to change.

These laptops include:
  • Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB
  • Razer Blade Stealth (2019)

Reversion Instructions

In Registry Editor, delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions.

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john
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john

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

weiwujige
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weiwujige

What if I want to reinstall the DPTF driver? where can I find the change in the registry?

Ant
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Ant

I can’t find ‘Intel dynamic platform and thermal framework”. I’m using Windows LTSC, anyone know if LTSC even incudes DPTF?

Bryan
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Bryan

This worked for me on a G7 7590, thank you so much!

Mikhail
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Mikhail

I added the following id on my Asus K501LX:
“8”=”PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_1603&CC_1180″

Timothy
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Timothy

Is using noDPTF.reg supposed to add Unknown Device drivers under Device Manager after restart?

Gabriel A Ospina
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Gabriel A Ospina

Worked perfectly on my G5 5590 thanks alot man!!!!

Lily Corne
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Lily Corne

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 ?

Leonardo Pinheiro
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Leonardo Pinheiro

i have this id,
ACPI\VEN_INT&DEV_3402
ACPI\INT3402
*INT3402

William
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William

ACPI\VEN_INT&DEV_3403
ACPI\INT3403
*INT3403

Dell XPS 13 9370

PL1 throttling still occurs sadly :c

Scott G
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Scott G

confirmed working on dell xps 15 9560 — thank you for solving our power throttling issues

Umut
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Umut

Thank you so much. It really works! Tested on Dell Inspiron 3593

Marius
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Marius

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.