Disable speedstep in for Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kntgsp, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    Has anyone figured out a way to disable speedstep in Windows 7? It's usually a BIOS option on PC's, but that's not exactly something we have ready access to on a Macbook Pro.

    Just curious if there's some program that would enable you to disable it from within the windows OS. It's annoying as hell and completely unneeded as my laptop is always plugged in.
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    It's in the advanced power settings. Setting your computer to High Performance should keep the CPU at 100% all the time.
  3. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    Will this do it? -->


    The BIOS setting on some PCs apparently sets the CPU to its
    lowest speed, or so I've read. Also, beware: speedstep is used
    to regulate heat. The last recourse is thermal shutdown, maybe
    not what you want.

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