Enable or Disable Power Throttling in Windows 10

Nov 13th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips Windows 10 | 0 Comment

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A new power-saving technology has been introduced by Windows 10 v1709 called Power Throttling. One of the unique and useful feature of this technology is it still gives users access to any powerful multitasking abilities as it improves the battery life by running background work in a power-efficient means. This article will teach you how to enable or disable it if you don’t find it that useful.

There is a built-in detection system in Windows 10 that helps it identify active user tasks or work which is important for users and keep them running while the other process are throttled automatically. And you can use the Task Manager to look for such apps.

To find out which processes have enabled or disabled Power Throttling, follow the guidelines below.

Step1. First things first, you need to open the Task Manager to check which apps and processes are power throttled.

Step2. Go to the Details tab and right click on it and click on Select columns.

Step3. After that, to display the column, select Power Throttling where you can see all the details.

To enable or disable Power Throttling, follow these instructions but before you proceed, you need to change the active power plan from Balanced to High Performance. To do this, you have to use the “Battery Indicator” which is located on the taskbar.

Click on the Battery Indicator icon on the taskbar where it displays a slider with the selected power mode that has four positions as indicated on the screenshot below when you move from left to right.

  • Battery saver
  • Better Battery (Recommended)
  • Better performance
  • Best performance

To disable Power Throttling, just move the slier to the right so that you can enable the Best Performance power plan – this will disable the Power Throttling however, it will definitely increase the power consumption drastically since power saving functions are also disabled when your PC is in that mode.

As mentioned, you can also enable Power Throttling for the background apps in your PC. Since you have complete control over your Windows 10 apps, you have the option to choose which apps should be throttled. You have the option to stop Windows 10 from managing the CPU resources for these apps.

  1. To start, go to Settings > System and then select Battery option.
  2. After that, select Battery Usage by App from the left panel and then look for the app you don’t want to include from Power Throttling.
  3. Next, uncheck or unmark the “Let Windows decide when this app can run in the background” option.
  4. A new checkbox will become visible that says “Allow the app to run background tasks“, after you disable the option. To allow the app to run in the background, check this option.

Through Power Throttling, Windows 10 places the CPU in its most energy efficient operating mode and gets the work done the best way it can with only minimal usage of the battery when the background work is running.

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  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOSscreen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Optionuse the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
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  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Boxwill show up.
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  1. Click OK to launch the program.
  2. Run the program and click the Click to Start Scanbutton to perform a full system scan.

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