Windows 10: Is it safe to change CPU core setting in msconfig on HP laptop?
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?
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.
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:
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.
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?
No. It will make all the disabled cores go to sleep. If you want them to work then enable all of them again.
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.
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!
Last edited by BlueLightening; 25 Sep 2016 at 11:59.
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Probably would have fried my processor if i changed that setting lol
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