I have being trying to fix an issue with Windows 10 on the AcePC T11 Mini PC. It would after a while, only use 33% of its CPU and be limited to 0.48GHz, which made YouTube and other processor intensive tasks really slow.
There are two problems that I encountered on Windows 10. The first was in “Power Options” in the Control Panel there was only the option for Balanced. High Performance and Power Saver were unavailable.
The second problem is the option to disable throttling is not visible by default.
I have created a registry file to allow us access to these options again.
It is recommended to update to the latest version of Windows 10 before applying these fixes, as they might be overwritten by an update.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power] "CsEnabled"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00\0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583] "Attributes"=dword:00000002
The first option CsEnabled restores the hidden options in the Power Options section of control panel.
The second change allows us to modify the option “Processor performance core parking min cores”.
Copy the above to a blank notepad file, and save it as “power-fix.reg” making sure to include the quotation marks. Double click the file you have just saved to apply the registry fix and then you should restart your computer.
Then open the start menu and type Control Panel. Then navigate to “Power”. Chose the High Performance option, then click “Change plan settings”, then “Change advanced power settings”.
Navigate to “Processor performance core parking min cores”, under Processor power management, and set this to 100%.
Then finally, “Allow throttle states” to “Off”.
Apply your changes and reboot. Now your system should not be stuck running at the slow speed of 0.48GHz, but run around 1.44GHz to 1.68GHz