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Windows 7: CPU Core parking/performance concerns

18 Aug 2014   #21
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I had to fill out a tiny form and have the Hotfix emailed to me. I'm waiting for it now...


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19 Aug 2014   #22
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I had to fill out a tiny form and have the Hotfix emailed to me. I'm waiting for it now...
Let me know what happens. idk why u dont already have it like I did.
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19 Aug 2014   #23
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Does Windows load ACPI or APM for AMD processors? Either way, the parking value (minimum % of processors) is set by Advanced Power Options. I think the default is 50% even for the Performance Mode. This says when the CPU cores are inactive, Windows will keep 50% of the cores active and park the rest. You could set it to 100% (all cores remain active) but I make sure you also set cooling mode to "Active".


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20 Aug 2014   #24
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Hmmm. I don't see the options that you have there:

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@ andrew129260:

I got the file. I haven't installed it yet. Doing a backup first, just in case.


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20 Aug 2014   #25
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Bummer. Must be an AMD thing. Is there an ACPI/APM setting in the BIOS? I guess that's the reason for the patch.
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20 Aug 2014   #26
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Bummer. Must be an AMD thing. Is there an ACPI/APM setting in the BIOS? I guess that's the reason for the patch.
Yeah, there's an ACPI thing in the BIOS and it's enabled. ACPI also shows up in Device Manager.

I think you're right about it being an AMD thing though. I can't recall ever seeing min/max power states on any AMD I've owned, but my new Intel laptop has it.

Bummer.
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21 Aug 2014   #27
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Well, I finished my backup and ran the hotfix...

and Windows says it "doesn't apply" to my machine. I guess I'm stuck where I am.
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21 Aug 2014   #28
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Well, I finished my backup and ran the hotfix...

and Windows says it "doesn't apply" to my machine. I guess I'm stuck where I am.
That should mean that you already have it installed.
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21 Aug 2014   #29
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Well, I finished my backup and ran the hotfix...

and Windows says it "doesn't apply" to my machine. I guess I'm stuck where I am.
That should mean that you already have it installed.
I had SP1 before I installed the hotfix (as well as all normal windows updates installed) and it let me install it on my machine...

Weird.
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22 Aug 2014   #30
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Well, I finished my backup and ran the hotfix...

and Windows says it "doesn't apply" to my machine. I guess I'm stuck where I am.
I didn't mentioned this link the first time...because of the hotfix.

But seeing your stuck you could try that one stand-alone ParkControl software from Process Lasso at Bitsum

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