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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010

    Core parking for Windows 7

    Here is a Guide for you to get set of adjusting Core parking in Windows 7. You can follow the steps that is mentioned and make the desired aspects to be worked and get functioned well which is needed. Let us start with the description of Core Parking. What is basically Core Parking?

    Core Parking is basically a new advanced feature which is been embedded that dynamically chooses a number or set of processors well which actually should be idle or not to function or execute any thread that is been based on current power policy and their utilization. The Scheduler will try to make an attempt to honor the selection which is been decided to which of the processors to run the desired threads and make the parked cores to allow to enter deep idle states where they actually consumes minimal power. Also it is been organized and been check out well that the affinity of the thread will always be honored. That is if a thread is is affinitized to parked cores only, it will be scheduled to one of the parked cores. On a client machine, most threads do not explicitly set an affinity and therefore run with an affinity including all processors in the system, allowing for frequent use of core parking. On servers where applications are more often finely tuned, threads may be affinitized to specific processors, which can reduce the effectiveness of core parking. Other than this it is the scheduler that is free to override the core parking mask and schedule a thread to a parked core in its ideal node. This reduces the performance impact of forcibly migrating threads away from its ideal node. If all processors in a node are parked and there are no available un-parked cores, the scheduler is free to run the thread on a parked core within the same node. Nehalem processors allow for entire processor sockets to be parked, whereas most pre-Nehalem processors only allow individual cores to be parked. The state of individual parked cores can be observed in Resource Monitor when the CPU tab is selected as shown below:

  2. #2
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    Mar 2010

    Re: How to Core Park from Windows 7

    Make sure that this solution actually requires editing the Registry and should only be performed by those who are comfortable and understand the risks. Here is the step that is been needed to follow:

    • You need to click on the start menu and then in the searchbox type regedit and hit enter
    • As it is been done if required you can scroll to the topmost to highlight the Computer Branch which you can see
    • Now all you need to do is to hit Ctrl+F key
    • You may get a field that is "Find What" in which you have to type"unparked cores" and then hit enter again

    The Option will now start searching for the Registry for the query that you have put to process and when it finds the relevant key it stops that is given below:

    The above key that is been mentioned is the minimal value abd by pressing F3 key it again continues to search and then will stop on the next key that is

    The above is the maximum value. Both the keys that you can see is actually located in ControlSet001

    As it is been processed a search from top to bottom of the registry will exactly find the two registry keys in ContolSet001, ControlSet002 and CurrentControlSet, for a total of 6 locations. but we are actually concerned for CurrentControlSet the others will be modified automatically.

    After the steps that is been programmed or processed you need to follow few more steps that is given as below:

    • Hit the tab key and then home key from the keyboard on order to get back to the Registry
    • Until you arrive at the first CurrentControlSet (minimum) key you have to hit F3 key
    • You need to click once on the Attributes entry that is been mentioned and press on F2 key and rename to ""
    • As it is been done you need to hit the F3 key until you arrive at the second CurrentControlSet
    • Again Click once on "Attributes" entry, press the F2 key and rename to "" without quotes
    • Close RegEdit, save any unfinished work and reboot

  3. #3
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    Mar 2010

    Re: How to Core Park from Windows 7

    There is another way through which you can make the aspects to be worked or get processed. All you need to do is to make the change or modification in min and max values. Actually it locks the value that is do not allow the hidden options to get appear in Power options. So having the desired thing which is needed or as it appears to allow to adjust the taste and to have reboot to get a change in order to be recognized. This might be fine well if you need to limit the options. This can be processed or let us have an example for the case. If you need to core park when on battery to get the battery life be extended but not when been plugged into AC. As the options carry over to all plans, you can set the amount you want according to the plan you select and it can be changed in realtime.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2010

    Re: How to Core Park from Windows 7

    Try out for this procedure that is been mentioned below:

    1. Type Regedit in the searchbox and hit enter.
    2. Now you need to choose Edit and then in the find option check out for the key that is:

    "0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583 "
    1. Now withing this key you can check or get the value called " ValueMax " This value represents the % number of cores the system will park
    2. You need to change the value of ValueMax to 0 so it matches " ValueMin "
    3. Also you need to find the key a few times and repeat the process for each time that is been found. This actually represents the number of instances will depend on the number of power profiles in your system. You need to go back to edit and then Find next to perform this action
    4. Now all you need to do is shutdown and the power off and then cold -restart.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2010

    Re: Core parking for Windows 7

    Another way of making the Core parking to be disabled well is by following the steps as below:

    * You need to type regedit in the searchbox option and then hit enter
    * Find the key that is

    * Now alternately you can make the search for the same that is to find the phrase Core parking
    * The above results should work and all you need to do is to delete the keys
    * You have to make sure that you have to search the whole Registry atleast 6 times but the thing is that you may only be able to delete from the first 2 or 3 instances.
    * Make sure you delete all the one's you can
    * Now you need to Exit the Registry
    * Shutdown the system
    * Make a cold restart

  6. #6
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    Mar 2010

    Re: Core parking for Windows 7

    The above Guide is basically about Core Parking and its process of handling to make it work as required. I hope this procedure will help out for you and make the desired aspects to be concluded well. For your information it has to be noted that In Windows 7, the platform timer interrupt no longer automatically wakes application processors, but rather the system timer propagates interrupts onto application processors that are not idle. Application processors (APs) are any processors in the system that are not the primary or base service processor (BSP). This improvement prevents application processors from waking up from low-power idle states unless software timers are set to expire or hardware interrupts other than the platform timer interrupt occur. So do check and look for the aspects that is been mentioned. I hope this will let you to get to a better conclusion then. Look out.

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