In Short Viral Hacks: CPU Core Parking in Windows 10 is useful when you have a low-end gaming PC and you want to make sure your PC or Laptop is using all its CPU Core 100% to enable maximum gaming performance which in turn reduces lag and glitches while playing a game which demands more of the CPU Usage. When you Disable CPU Core Parking in Windows 10 or any lower version, your CPU uses 100% of its power, and then it improves gaming performance. Still, the disadvantages are that the Laptop battery 🔋 discharges faster and the Laptop gets hot, So I will show you how to Enable or Disable CPU Core Parking in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 working.
What is a CPU Core Parking?
Every Computer has a different Central Processing Unit, it can be 2, while some 4 or more. But it is still the same way you check others or different operating systems except for Apple. Opening Resource Monitor and heading to the CPU usage, you will see CPU 0 – CPU 3, if there is a text called “Parked” it means that the CPU is on standby and not currently in use, so the PC uses only the once unparked to work, but unparking the parked CPU makes it a lot better, the program you are working on will stop its lag instantly, when Parked has been disabled.
Intel i3, i5, i7 are fond of parking your cores when nothing much is being done on the computer. Although you might be using a program like the game, it might still be shut down to save power, but if your computer is utilizing 4GB of RAM or less, you might want to disable Core Parking. This method to Enable or Disable CPU Core Parking in Windows 10 is easier than that of Windows 8 or 7 because the new Power Management Plan in the latest Windows lets you change the computer performance. When you choose Best Performance, the laptop uses all CPU 100% and you can see the changes from Resource Monitor, also the computer gets a lot faster than it was before. To enable core parking again, you just need to lower the power plan to Better Battery. What about Windows 7 or 8?
In these Windows versions, enabling or disabling it is technical because it involves editing the registry, in fact, if not done properly, you can end up damaging your computer CPU, Battery, or Motherboard or even permanently stop it from turning on, it is similar to overclocking. The method mentioned works for Windows 10/7/8.1/8, but Windows 10 own is very easy, increase the battery plan usage from balance to better performance, so the remaining tutorials are for older versions of Windows, follow the tutorial carefully.
Enable or Disable CPU Core Parking in Windows 10
Method #1: Park Control Utility
Instead of directly modifying your register where important tweaks about the system are made, you can use Park Control to change the power management settings on your Intel I Series or AMD. How?
- Create a System Restore Point
- Download ParkControl
- Create Power Config Backup
– Open CMD
– Type “powercfg.exe -qh > mybackup.txt”
– Click “Yes”
- Under “CPU Parking” for “On AC” or “On Battery”, click on “Enable”
- Enter a Custom Core Percentage (%), e.g 100% for the core to work fully
– Or Drag the Widget forward for more CPU, Backword for a lesser one
- Click “Apply”
- Click “Ok”
- Open Resource Monitor > CPU and Check Core Parking Status
Method #2: Quick CPU
This is another easy utility that helps in CPUs Unpark called Quick CPU. This works like method one, remember to still backup your power settings before using such apps so it is easier to revert changes made by reuploading previous settings in case something goes wrong. Quick CPU was updated from CPU Unpack, the new feature works like CPUz which allows you to see all information about your computer like how many #channels it has, if single or double, also the RAM, Cores, processor Speed, CPU Temperature, Performance, and many more advanced features. It can be downloaded here for Free.
- Current version 126.96.36.199
- Release date: 12/17/2019
- Compiled for: .NET 4.6.1
- Tested on platforms: Win7 x64-en SP 1, Win8 x64-en, Win8.1 x64-en, Win10 x64-en
Method #3: Registry Edit
This method is the last resort, very
dangerous, and can render your computer useless if not done properly, now I will show you a tutorial tested by many which you must follow if you are a newbie in these advanced settings. It requires editing Registery, so perform the action at your own risk, although I am here to guide you.
- Press Windows + X and Run
- Type “RegEdit” and Hit Ok
- Press Left Control Key + F simultaneously
- In the Find What, Type: 0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583
- Click Find Next
- The result will be displayed, double click the ValueMin string
- Replace with 0
- Now locate ValuseMax and change to 0 too
- Exit Registry Editor and then reboot your computer.