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Konstantinos Tsoukalas

Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).


  1. Nunya
    April 20, 2023 @ 1:05 am

    Setting minimum cpu to 100% is horrible advice. that will cause the pc to run at maximum power all the time, the fans will spin up.
    Instead, set MAXIMUM to 99% which prevents turboboost, until the issue is resolved.


  2. Zale
    October 6, 2019 @ 11:42 am

    Does changing Windows Mobility Center from High Performance to Balanced triggers the warning?


  3. Lucian1383
    September 30, 2019 @ 8:14 am

    Thank you! This worked for me also by Disabling the "Intel SpeedStep" or "SpeedStep" from BIOS. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L560


  4. Curtis Newman
    September 13, 2019 @ 12:50 am

    Worked for me


  5. Richard G
    May 10, 2018 @ 11:10 am

    Just a quick note – this didn't fix anything for my HP Laptop. It turned out that the power supply brick was insufficient to run the docking station and laptop and eventually gave out. It was 65W and should have been 85W or more. The SpeedStep technology detects when a power supply isn't up to the job and throttles the processor speed back.
    So if you have this problem with a laptop, try disconnecting everything from the laptop and running it off the battery; if it works fine, it's most likely your power supply brick.


  6. Chelsie
    December 13, 2017 @ 9:43 am


    I have that warning showing up now that I have updated to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. I have always had a laptop and have worried slightly about overheating when processing videos and such so have purposely throttled my CPU under 100%. Do you think that would be what causes this warning to show up in my Event Viewer now? Prior to the update, this never appeared. (I have 2 instances of this in the past week and they're both since the update, while I have played an MMO multiple times this week prior to the update.)


    • lakonst
      December 13, 2017 @ 9:58 am

      @Chelsie: I think that is a driver problem. I suggest to install the drivers for the chipset, video card from laptop's manufacturer support page. Also follow the steps in the article to disable the Intel SpeedStep technology.


  7. Larry S. Peteet
    September 2, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

    Thank you very much for posting this. I have not tried it yet but I will. Wanted to thank you though as I have found other articles and this one is very helpful. I have a Dell Alienware 17 running Windows 10.


    • Kurt Trimas
      September 13, 2021 @ 11:16 am

      Thank you for the process here, hope it works, sure seems like it would.


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