What is CPU Parking and Why do I care?
How do I Un Park my CPU?Core parking basically makes your processors go into a sleep state known as (C6) and is supported by most new processors. This allows your computer to save power. There is a trade off for disabling parking. If you use a laptop or tablet, you may notice a slight difference in battery life once you disable core parking on your CPUs. If you disable core parking on your CPUs, your computer may have faster benchmarks. (Reported higher frame rates by gamers and power users).
Notes for Server 2012 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2814791
If you are a power user, you can disable core parking by going to registry entries or the programs below.
How can this speed up my computer? Imagine that you have four engines and every time you stop and start you also turn some of the engines on and off. With all of your CPUs ‘on’, your engines are always ready to go. Does this work on all processors? No. Has there been reported improvements? Yes.
Go to your resource manager through your task manager and you will see that all cores are being in use.
- Copy the following registry key entry between the brackets [ 0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583 ].
- Select your start button.
- On the search bar type in “regedit”.
- Go to edit->find->find next.
- Paste this registry key but without quotes “0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583” and click find.
- Once it has located it, look for the keys on the right hand side labeled MinValue and MaxValue.
- Double click on each value and make sure they are both set to ‘0’.
- Close the registry editor and shut down your computer.
- Power the computer back up.
- Core Parking should now be disabled.