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AcePC T11 Mini PC with Windows 10 CPU Throttling Fix

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

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4 thoughts on “AcePC T11 Mini PC with Windows 10 CPU Throttling Fix

  1. doesn’t seem to have worked,
    is this an obsolete fix?
    & if so, do you know of something that works now?
    If not, any other advice?

    1. It’s an old fix.

      To fix it later, I just downloaded the latest build of Windows that’s on the iAcePC forum, but it looks like their forums have gone offline. I Installed that, and it seemed to work.

      I can have a look to see if I have that installer somewhere still if you’d like?

      Mine broke about a year ago, so I haven’t used it in a long time.

      Kind regards,
      jcx

      1. hi, thanks for replying,
        I found this on an amazon review & it worked:
        “The fix that worked for me, was to change the following registry key by launching regedit and navigating to the following key.

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power

        Then to change CsEnabled from 1 to 0 and reboot.

        Now all the missing power options are available again, so you can go to Control Panel and select power, and choose High Performance, and the computer will not throttle the processor anymore.”

        Your site looks really interesting (I can’t see it all b’c I’m at work now)
        Cheers!

        1. Ohh, that’s funny. You found my Amazon review!

          I guess I kept the review more updated than I ever did on my blog, back when I used to put lots of effort into my reviews there (I stopped on Amazon because their customer service got really bad for me).

          Either way, I’m glad I could help! Thanks for confirming that one of my older solutions still works. I will say with that system though, if it gets too warm it does also thermally throttle too, which is one reason why it goes into slower clocks, so if you’re disabling power throttling, I’d suggest making sure it has good airflow, or add a mini USB fan under or on top, that’ll help too!

          Kind regards,
          jcx

          PS. Yes, it did double post, but I just removed the duplicate 🙂
          PPS: The registry fix in the post is supposed to do the same thing, but… I must have gotten it’s typing wrong or something? Oh well!

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