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Windows 7: Core Parking


08 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 
Core Parking

I have seen threads on unparking to gain performance. Patrick mentioned he did it somewhere here. I was wondering does anyone else do it? Does it increase performance in games?
Here is a link from OCnet


Want to increase BF4 frames? Unpark your cores!


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08 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I have seen threads on unparking to gain performance. Patrick mentioned he did it somewhere here. I was wondering does anyone else do it? Does it increase performance in games?
Here is a link from OCnet


Want to increase BF4 frames? Unpark your cores!
Uhh that only works if you are running a system with locked cores

Only reason they were locked in the first place because they didn't run well like the others

Some park cores to get better performance out of single thread or even 2 cpu threads anyways it's more of a energy saving feature then anything for people trying to save extra cents on a dollar

Unless you are trying to save on electric bill you shouldn't have core parking especially on high performance set ups that need all the juice you can give


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08 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Does it help games...no. If u have a 4 core with HT it just parks the virtual cores. The os only parks half the cores your CPU has which means that 2 cores are almost always active. Games only use 2 cores. Now bf4 and 3. The more cores the better. So iumparking all of them is better. I got more fps and smoother game play.

U can Google core parking and download the program. I set up all cores unparked on my high performance power plan.
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08 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Does it help games...no. If u have a 4 core with HT it just parks the virtual cores. The os only parks half the cores your CPU has which means that 2 cores are almost always active. Games only use 2 cores. Now bf4 and 3. The more cores the better. So iumparking all of them is better. I got more fps and smoother game play.

U can Google core parking and download the program. I set up all cores unparked on my high performance power plan.
My whole point if you are running a pure power plan there is no core parking so why do you need something to unpark what isn't ?

The only way i can understand this is if when gaming the cpu shuts down the cores which if there not used then so be it but it shouldn't do that unless a power plan restricts it
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08 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Enable or disable core parking?

Hi. Disabling core parking might improve performance for some (but not all) users. I see many discussions about registry tweaks and third party utilities that claim to selectively enable/ disable core parking. I've tried a few methods and my opinion on the issue is:

Don't mess about with the registry tweaks. There's no need.

Here's a decent guide on how to enable or disable core parking without messing things up:

Bad Tweak ? Core Parking TweakHound

It's always best to make a system image backup before going ahead.

My personal preference is to use Process Lasso - Automate and optimize process priorities, CPU affinities, power profiles, and more! to enable or disable core parking for any power plan.

Process Lasso isn't suitable for users who don't understand the issues around process management!


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08 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Does it help games...no. If u have a 4 core with HT it just parks the virtual cores. The os only parks half the cores your CPU has which means that 2 cores are almost always active. Games only use 2 cores. Now bf4 and 3. The more cores the better. So iumparking all of them is better. I got more fps and smoother game play.

U can Google core parking and download the program. I set up all cores unparked on my high performance power plan.
My whole point if you are running a pure power plan there is no core parking so why do you need something to unpark what isn't ?

The only way i can understand this is if when gaming the cpu shuts down the cores which if there not used then so be it but it shouldn't do that unless a power plan restricts it
no power plan in seven adjusts core parking. even in high performance, 4 cores are still always parked if u have a 3770k until they get used.

the first pic is with core parking enabled. 4 cores are parked (HT ones) and 4 unparked (Physical Cores)
the second pic is with all cores unparked.

here is the program that i used to adjust the settings:
http://bitsum.com/about_cpu_core_parking.php


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08 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Seems there are quite a few programs out there to do it, I used this one

Coder Bag: Disable CPU Core Parking Utility
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08 Feb 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i ran Dude's app fast simple

some have noted no performance changes but we'll see this is my last weekend with dear old 7970 then Monday she is off to some new owner Good times good times
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08 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
i ran Dude's app fast simple

some have noted no performance changes but we'll see this is my last weekend with dear old 7970 then Monday she is off to some new owner Good times good times
lol ur excited for that

i noticed a big improvement in multi core games, and rendering.
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08 Feb 2014   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
i ran Dude's app fast simple

some have noted no performance changes but we'll see this is my last weekend with dear old 7970 then Monday she is off to some new owner Good times good times
So then you are joining the 780 club, man I would love to have one..just dont have the coin to get it
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