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:
- Install NoDPTF.reg to prevent Windows from automatically reinstalling DPTF.
- 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.
- 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.
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.)
- Huawei MateBook X Pro
A lot of laptops have further Power Limits controlled by the EC, which is much harder to change.
- Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB
- Razer Blade Stealth (2019)
In Registry Editor, delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions.