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Software for optimizing CPU Core Parking and Frequency Scaling

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ParkControl screenshotCore Parking represents a sleep state which is supported by the majority of the latest x86 processors, and newer editions of Microsoft Windows. This will dynamically turn of your CPU cores when the computer is in idle in order to conserve power and energy. When the CPU load increases, the system will re-enable the disabled cores.

A problem occurs due to the fact that the OS's default power profiles are set to be too aggressive when it comes to core parking. This happens mainly on workstations, significantly decreasing their performance. Windows OS is configured heavily towards power saving. The Windows' core parking settings are integrated into system as power profiles. Each power plan is preset to respect a set of complex parameters. For example, core parking may be disabled when using the High Performance power plan, but it will work on other plans.

A noticeable difference in system performance can be made by core parking. The efficiency is determined by a sum of factors which may vary from one system to another. These factors include user behavior, application load, CPU type, and more. Tests have shown that AMD processors will benefit most from deactivating the system's core parking feature. This happens probably due to the fact that AMD processors have a different structure, being different from Intel CPUs. AMD's secondary logical cores are almost full CPUs, while Intel processors have less capable secondary cores.

This small tool is safe for any computer that is properly assembled. The only problems in computer performance may appear due to overheating issues. In these cases, the CPU load will be considerably increased.

The application has a simple interface which enables you to easily manage the core parking parameters and the power profiles. The program does not require important system resources and is small in size, being light on your RAM memory. New entries will not be added to your Windows Registry when using this tool.


  • The program runs low on system resources.
  • The application does not require installation and can run directly from a portable drive.


  • This small utility is not recommended to novice users.
Name ParkControl
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Product Homepage ParkControl
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 13
All Time Downloads 2,359
Filename parkcontrolsetup32.exe
Filesize 0.9MB
MD5 Checksum B3D0BA03D720217591AAF117A1134BF7
OS Support Windows All
Category Utilities

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Old Versions

Software Date Added
ParkControl June 21, 2017 - Latest Version
ParkControl September 07, 2016
ParkControl August 29, 2016
ParkControl July 13, 2016
ParkControl February 29, 2016

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