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  1.    08 Nov 2015 #1
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    Problem with Advanced Power Settings


    I bought a used computer, updated to Windows 10. It runs great for what i use it for, but i noticed the CPU was running hot. Core #0 runs at 99c at full load such as watching a movie. I did my own research and decided to change the processor power management . So I go into my Power Plan Settings. I run the High Performance, so i click on Change plan settings. On the Edit Plan Settings page i click on Change advanced power settings. IT WILL NOT OPEN ! Right click, left click, double click, it does nothing. It is not grayed out. I tried to research it more but really haven't found any info except their may be a power scheme overriding windows. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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  2.    08 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Mike, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    As a test, see if using the Advanced Power Options shortcut in the tutorial below will open it for you instead.

    Advanced Power Options Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    08 Nov 2015 #3
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    Thank you for the welcome, and your suggestion. I tried both options. When i clicked to open the shortcut, nothing happened . Have another suggestion?
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  4.    08 Nov 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    In that case, you might consider resetting Windows 10 since it's a used PC. This way you can start fresh.

    Reset Windows 10
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  5.    08 Nov 2015 #5
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    I did a reset yesterday, but i did choose to Keep my files. Will it be better to remove everything? I only have a few pictures on here. I also tried to restore Windows 7 (original build) but could not find the previous build.
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  6.    08 Nov 2015 #6
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    I forgot to mention that i bought the computer from a PC Store and it had a fresh install of Windows 10
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  7.    08 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Specs listed here is for a Laptop, is this the one in question ? Can you then list the one you are having issues with, specs.
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  8.    08 Nov 2015 #8
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    yes the specs are for my laptop.
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  9.    08 Nov 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    yes the specs are for my laptop.
    How are you stressing this laptop to see it reach 99c ? Almost think it would shutdown reaching this temp as seen for this CPU T Junction 90c cutoff. This is the Laptops processor http://ark.intel.com/products/37255/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T6600-2M-Cache-2_20-GHz-800-MHz-FSB


    Something is more wrong then Power Options here, overheating going on.
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  10.    08 Nov 2015 #10
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    Try this software, free version, post a screen capture http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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