Download ThrottleStop

THROTTLESTOP is a freeware CPU benchmarking software app developed by Kevin Glynn for Windows. The software is designed to be a benchmark for both Core 2 and Core I CPUs. It is a small application that was designed to monitor and correct the three main types of CPU throttling that are being used by users on many laptop computers. The software contains many varieties of options that can be used to bypass CPU throttling on the left and a monitoring panel that displays the current state of each CPU thread on the right. Many laptops use clock modulation multiplier reductions to lower the performance and power consumption of the user’s computer. This process is mostly done deliberately to either allow the user’s computer to run cooler or to allow the user’s laptop to operate with a power adapter that is not sufficient to fully power the user’s laptop and recharge its battery at the same time.


  • AC Profile: The user’s computer will use this feature profile when plugged in.

  • Battery Profile – The user’s computer will use this profile when the user switches their device to battery power.

  • Low Battery %: If the users set their device battery to 30%, then the user’s computer will switch profiles when the battery gets down to that level.

  • Low Battery Profile: This feature lets the user select the profile for the above feature.

  • Start Minimized: This feature will force the application to startup minimized to the system tray.

  • Minimize on Close: When the user clicks on the ThrottleStop close gadget, the application will minimize instead of exiting.

  • AC - On, Battery - Off: This feature will cause the device to go into monitoring mode when the user switches from AC to Battery and to switch back to being Enabled when the user plugs back in.

  • Do not reset FID / VID on Exit: The user on default when the application exits, it tries to set the user’s CPU to its Intel default settings which should allow the operating system to resume full control of your CPU. If you don't want this happening, then use this option.

  • Unlock Bidirectional PROCHOT: This feature is a safety feature for the BD PROCHOT feature on the main page. It is generally not considered as 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: When the user’s device’s graphics driver supports temperature monitoring, the application will be able to report and log your GPU temperatures.

Installation Requirements for THROTTLESTOP

To install the THROTTLESTOP on PC, make sure that the following requirements are met by the user in the PC desktop.

  • PC – Make sure that your PC is on Windows 7 or higher with at least 4 GB of RAM.

  • Compatibility Mode is enabled.

How to Download THROTTLESTOP on Windows

Follow the below steps to download and install the THROTTLESTOP on your PC:

  1. Go to THROTTLESTOP’s website, and go to Downloads.

  2. Click on Download Now.

  3. Select ‘Save’ to download the program. The file will be saved in the Downloads folder.

  4. If you want to save in a specified folder on your desktop, then click on ‘Save As’ and select the folder you want the program to be saved.

  5. After the download is complete click on the .exe file.

  6. The installation process will start.

  7. Run the installation package.

  8. Wait until the update completes

  9. Follow the Windows installation instructions and select options accordingly.

  10. Click on Finish to complete the installation.

  11. The program icon will appear on the desktop.

  12. Select the icon to start the application.