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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Sep 2016 #1

    Is it safe to change CPU core setting in msconfig on HP laptop?


    I have the HP beats special edition laptop. Processor model is: AMD A10-7300 APU with Radeon R6 Graphics 1.9 GHz, 4 MB cache. Is this processor safe to change this setting on?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,537
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       24 Sep 2016 #2

    Use Task Manager, Performance tab and click on Open Resource Moniter at the bottom, see how many of the 4 cores are showing. Could be if all 4 cores are showing you may not want to limit the CPU to a lesser number of cores which I've found will usually affect performance.
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  3.    24 Sep 2016 #3

    BlueLightening said: View Post
    I have the HP beats special edition laptop. Processor model is: AMD A10-7300 APU with Radeon R6 Graphics 1.9 GHz, 4 MB cache. Is this processor safe to change this setting on?
    Not sure what you want to change but, you shouldn't have to change anything in msconfig;
    if you set 'High Performance' power plan, no cores will be 'Parked', other plans will intermittently park cores limiting performance.

    Balanced Power Plan:
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       24 Sep 2016 #4

    It is safe to change the core settings but what is the purpose in doing this?
    The default setting is with the checkbox unchecked which enables all cores. With this setting the number shown is of no consequence. The setting is provided for testing and diagnostic purposes, not for general use. Few people will ever have a need to change this. Setting a lower value will impair performance.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Sep 2016 #5

    yeah that last pic u posted with the number of cores, thats the setting i want to be sure if i change it to 4 will that kill my processor?
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  6. Joined : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 217
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       25 Sep 2016 #6

    No. It will make all the disabled cores go to sleep. If you want them to work then enable all of them again.
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  7.    25 Sep 2016 #7

    BlueLightening said: View Post
    yeah that last pic u posted with the number of cores, thats the setting i want to be sure if i change it to 4 will that kill my processor?
    Do not fiddle with 'Number of Cores' in msconfig, Windows knows which cores to engage in which order at boot time!

    Set your power plan to 'High Performance', right click on the CPU graph and choose "Change graph to ► Logical processors" then all cores will be utilized 100% during use.
    Never mind boot time.

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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Sep 2016 #8

    Ok thanks guys for all the helpful advice. I tried changing the graph over to logical processors as well as changed my power plan to High Performance. I won't mess with the number of cores setting in msconfig. Thanks again for all the help!
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  9.    25 Sep 2016 #9

    BlueLightening said: View Post
    Ok thanks guys for all the helpful advice. I tried changing the graph over to logical processors as well as changed my power plan to High Performance. Thanks again for all the help!
    You're welcome, we're glad to help!
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Sep 2016 #10

    Probably would have fried my processor if i changed that setting lol
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