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Processor frequency specifies the operating frequency of the CPU's core(s) in MHz. The higher the frequency is for a CPU, the faster the processor is.

You can specify the approximate maximum frequency (in MHz) of your processor from within Windows 10 to limit the frequency if needed. For example, to save energy or the CPU is running too hot at a higher frequency. By default, the maximum processor frequency is set to 0 for unlimited allowing the processor to run as high as what is capable of.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Maximum processor frequency setting in Power Options for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.

EXAMPLE: "Maximum processor frequency" in Power Options
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Here's How:
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The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.


Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

 2. To Add "Maximum processor frequency" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



 3. To Remove "Maximum processor frequency" from Power Options

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This is the default setting if supported by your processor.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,