How to Make ThrottleStop Start with Windows 11

Published by Nyau Wai Hoe - Updated on

ThrottleStop is a simple software tool designed for Windows that allows users to monitor and adjust various settings related to their computer’s CPU. It’s particularly popular among laptop users who want to prevent their CPU from throttling, which is a default mechanism that reduces the processor’s speed to save energy and lower the temperature when the CPU reaches a certain thermal threshold. The software gives users the ability to control the processor’s clock modulation, multiplier and other parameters that can influence performance and thermal behavior.

However, ThrottleStop doesn’t natively integrate with Windows startup routines. This means that users must manually launch the program every time they start their computer, which can be a hassle and often forgotten task. This guide will show you a workaround on how to use Task Scheduler to force ThrottleStop to start automatically on Windows startup for both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

How to Make ThrottleStop Start with Windows 11

Also see: How to Disable CPU Throttling (Settings) in Windows 11

Configuring ThrottleStop to automatically run at Windows startup

To ensure ThrottleStop starts with Windows, we’ll use the Task Scheduler, a powerful Windows tool that automates tasks to run at predetermined times or events. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a new task specifically for ThrottleStop:

  1. Begin by opening Task Scheduler. You can quickly access it by typing “Task Scheduler” into the search box adjacent to the Start menu and selecting it from the search results.Open Task Scheduler Windows 11
  2. Once Task Scheduler is open, navigate to the “Create Task” option on the right-hand side to initiate a new task setup.Create new Task scheduler
  3. A new window will appear where you will need to configure the general settings. Start by naming the task—let’s call it “ThrottleStopAutoStart”. Additionally, for users with administrative privileges, select the “Run with highest privileges” checkbox to ensure ThrottleStop has the necessary permissions to function correctly.Automatically Start ThrottleStop in Windows 11 10
  4. Switch to the “Triggers” tab and choose “New”. This is where you define when and how often you want ThrottleStop to start.Tiggers New Task Scheduler
  5. Set the trigger to “Begin the task: At log on” for any user, ensuring that ThrottleStop launches whenever anyone logs into Windows.Begin the task at log on
  6. Move on to the “Actions” tab and again, click “New”.Task Scheduler Actions New
  7. Here, you will specify the action as “Start a program”. Browse and select the “ThrottleStop.exe” file from its location on your system.Start ThrottleStop with Windows 11
  8. In the “Conditions” tab, you will likely want to deselect all conditions to make sure that ThrottleStop starts up every time without fail.Deselect all conditions in Task Scheduler
  9. Finally, in the “Settings” tab, confirm that the “Allow task to be run on demand” is checked and uncheck all other options that could prevent the task from running.Task Scheduler Allow task to be run on demand

With these steps, ThrottleStop will be configured to automatically start whenever you log into Windows 11/10, ensuring your CPU settings are always as you desire from the moment your system boots up.

Pro tip: How to Test CPU Throttling in Windows 11

Some tips to fine-tuning ThrottleStop for system stability

After setting ThrottleStop to automatically start with Windows, it’s important to configure it correctly to ensure system stability and performance. Here’s how to approach fine-tuning:

  1. Begin by monitoring your CPU’s baseline performance without ThrottleStop adjustments. Use the Task Manager or a preferred system monitoring tool to note the temperature and performance under typical usage.
  2. Gradually adjust settings in ThrottleStop, starting with small increments. For example, if you are undervolting, do it in small voltage steps to find the optimal balance between lower temperatures and system stability.
  3. Take advantage of ThrottleStop’s built-in benchmarking tool to measure the impact of your adjustments. This can help you compare performance before and after your tweaks.
  4. Document each change you make within ThrottleStop, including the date and the observed effects. This practice can be invaluable if you need to troubleshoot issues or roll back settings to a more stable state.

By carefully and smartly adjusting and documenting your ThrottleStop configuration, you can ensure a stable and efficient system without compromising performance.

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Final thoughts

The core issue with ThrottleStop is its inability to launch automatically with Windows, requiring users to remember to start it manually each time they boot up their computers. This can be inconvenient and often leads to inconsistency in performance management. However, using the Task Scheduler in Windows as a workaround resolves this problem efficiently. By creating a simple task, you can set ThrottleStop to kick in as soon as you log on, ensuring that your CPU settings are applied without the need for manual intervention.

This solution is straightforward and once set up, it runs seamlessly in the background. You get the benefit of ThrottleStop’s advanced CPU management without the hassle of starting it up every time. It’s a one-time setup that offers a lasting solution, helping you maintain optimal performance or energy efficiency according to your personal computing needs.


Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of WindowsDigitals.com. With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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