Windows 10 - Maximum Processor Frequency

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So what is this Advanced Setting designed to do and more importantly, what would be the idle setting for this?  Since I'm not really sure about this setting, I am requesting some "Clarification" as well as some suggestions on what settings to use.

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Last updated July 7, 2019 Views 19,225 Applies to:

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To better address your concern regarding Maximum Processor Frequency, we'd like to know where are you seeing the Advanced Settings. Are you seeing this setting on a third party software or on BIOS?

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This is located under the Advanced Menu in the Power Options area. I am using High Performance as my option. However, the Advanced Menu is available for ALL Power Plans. 

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Click HERE for a full explanation of these Settings

Modern processors manage themselves and there is little to be gained from changing settings in Windows, in fact you can do more harm than good.

Modern processors run at a low frequency when your system is not doing much and ramp up their frequency when required by processor intensive tasks, so a processor rated at 2.3Ghz, when at rest will run at about 0.78Ghz and when requires may boost up to 3.2Ghz. This is managed by Intel software (firmware) not Windows Settings . . .

For more information, please read the following articles on Speed Stepping an Turbo Boost

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Seems rather self-evident. However, the latest Win10 build provides some additional power management functions.

If the firmware/OS is supposed to manage it all by default and users(or even admins) shouldn't touch it, why provide it? If these were just reg hacks for admins only, then why provide it on a GUI? Doesn't really make sense and the default settings for Maximum processor frequency are rather nebulous : 0 mhz. If Intel wants to make CPU speed floating for energy reasons, having a Max and a min makes sense but really can't they figure out those speeds for their own CPUs? Shouldn't Max be max of whatever is provided? And that can be easily determined by Intel? Odd.....

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This is located under the Advanced Menu in the Power Options area. I am using High Performance as my option. However, the Advanced Menu is available for ALL Power Plans. 

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I am in the Advanced Processor Power menu and it asks me to set the Maximum Processor Power Frequency in MHZ percentages. How do I determine the setting? I did find a reply that said to divide the MHZ at which the processor is running by GHZ of my processor. Is this a good formula and if so, how do I find the MHZ at which my processor is running? Belarc Advisor does not provide it. Thank you.

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Hey krate,

 

 You are in the correct place. If your setting is at 0, you should just leave it there. Pretty sure this is one of those "if you don't know what it is, don't change it settings." 0 probably means unlimited in this case

When OP indicated "High Performance" as his "option" he was referencing which particular Power Plan's advanced menu he had accessed from the Power Options.

i.e., Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options > Change Plan Settings (High Performance) > Change advanced Settings

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i want to know about all the options present in advance power option ( in the processor management tab) in the power setting ,also i want to know ,setting maximum processor state to 90% can damage my hardware or affect my processor life ,kindly looking for response 

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Hi,

This post was created a few months ago and was previously resolved. If you have any other questions, we recommend creating your own thread regarding your concern for better assistance from our Community.

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I agree with this reply. Why put a setting up with a default of "0" and no explanation? 
One poster ASSUMED the setting was in percent, as all the other in that section are. But, the field is asking for "frequency" and clearly prompts for Mhz.
So if this is a Window's setting, why isn't it explained on Microsoft site, in case the wrong setting actually can damage the processor. Say for example, I set it to 5,000 more than twice the rating of my PC.  It took! Will that actually run at that frequency?

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