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:
- Download and extract NoDPTF. It’s a tool we made that modifies the registry in order to disable and “blacklist” DPTF/IPF devices. Here’s the repository on GitHub.
- Right click on RemoveDPTF.bat and run it as Administrator. This script disables all the DPTF/IPF devices so you don’t have to disable each manually in Device Manager. It also blacklists those devices using the Registry to prevent Windows from automatically reinstalling them.
From now on, you should see a few disabled devices in Device Manager instead of DPTF/IPF devices in the “System” category.
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.)
This method only works if you have Group Policy Editor (Windows Pro/Enterprise/Education, or using this hack in Windows Home).
- 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.
- In Registry Editor, delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions.
- Updated “Easy Method” instructions for RemoveDPTF.bat. Thanks NyaMisty for simplifying this process!