Windows: CPU Core Un-Parking

Windows: CPU Core Un-Parking

My choice is the Quick CPU tool

It turns out there are quite a few tools for adjusting CPU optimization. I chose, in my opinion, the best one.


ThrottleStop is probably the first application that dealt with these optimizations. I like that it’s available on scoop, but I don’t like that it’s too complicated to set up. Also, it’s not exactly easy to quickly set ThrottleStop to start automatically when the computer is turned on.

Since I also used ThrottleStop for a while, I wrote down for myself how to add it to automatically start with all admin privileges. There are two ways to do this, manually and semi-automatically.

Manual Setup

Create a Scheduled Task to trigger at log on.

In the Create Task dialog, select the following:

  • General (tab), Run with highest privileges
  • Triggers (tab), New (button), Begin the task, At log on
Copy-paste commands in the terminal

First, adjust the value to the correct path where the application is located, then in Powershell type:

$User = [System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent().Name
$Trigger = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -AtLogOn
$Action = New-ScheduledTaskAction -Execute '\SomeFolder\ThrottleStop\ThrottleStop.exe'
Register-ScheduledTask -TaskName "ThrottleStop Autorun" -Trigger $Trigger -User $User -Action $Action -RunLevel Highest –Force

Overall, Quick CPU is the best tool for CPU Core Un-Parking, while ThrottleStop is an alternative that is widely used, but it’s complicated to set up and not easy to start automatically.

date 16. Jan 2022 | modified 17. Jan 2023
filename: Windows » CPU Unparking