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Kevin Glynn
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 16, 2018
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ThrottleStop Review

ThrottleStop is a freeware CPU benchmarking app filed under benchmark software and made available by Kevin Glynn for Windows.

The review for ThrottleStop has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below. If you would like to submit a review of this software download, we welcome your input and encourage you to submit us something!

A CPU benchmarking tool designed for Core 2 and Core I CPUs:

ThrottleStop is a small application designed to monitor for and correct the 3 main types of CPU throttling that are being used on many laptop computers.

The left side of ThrottleStop contains a variety of options which can be used to bypass CPU throttling and on the right side is a Monitoring panel that shows you the current state of each thread on your CPU.

Some laptops are using clock modulation and multiplier reductions to lower the performance and power consumption of your computer. This is done deliberately to either allow your computer to run cooler or to allow your laptop to operate with a power adapter that is not sufficient to fully power your laptop and recharge its battery at the same time.

When using ThrottleStop, it is strongly recommended to monitor power consumption at the wall with a Kill-a-Watt meter or similar device and make sure that you don't exceed the power capabilities of your power adapter.

ThrottleStop is software which can benchmark CPU speed.

Features and highlights
  • AC Profile: Your computer will use this profile when plugged in
  • Battery Profile - Your computer will use this profile when you switch to battery power
  • Low Battery %: If you set this to 30% then your computer will switch profiles when the batter gets down to this level
  • Low Battery Profile: Lets you select the profile for the above feature.
  • Start Minimized: This option will force ThrottleStop to start up minimized to the system tray
  • Minimize on Close: When clicking on the ThrottleStop close gadget, ThrottleStop will minimize instead of exiting
  • AC - On, Battery - Off: This will cause ThrottleStop to go into monitoring mode when you switch from AC to Battery and to switch back to being Enabled when you plug back in
  • Do not reset FID / VID on Exit: By default when ThrottleStop exits, it tries to set your CPU to its Intel default settings which should allow the operaing system to resume full control of your CPU. If you don't want this happening then use this option
  • Unlock Bidirectional PROCHOT: This is a safety feature for the BD PROCHOT feature on the main page. It's generally not a good idea to turn off BD PROCHOT so this might get users to think a little harder about what they are doing
  • ATI GPU or Nvidia GPU: If the graphics driver supports temperature monitoring, ThrottleStop will be able to report and log your GPU temperatures
Compability and license

ThrottleStop is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from benchmark software without restrictions. ThrottleStop 8.70 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Compatibility with this CPU benchmarking software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Kevin Glynn. This download is distributed as

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ThrottleStop has been picked by our editors as excellent.
ThrottleStop has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested ThrottleStop 8.70 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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