How to temporarily disable SpeedStep?
December 19, 2011 2:17 PM Subscribe
The Binding of Isaac runs really quite poorly on my PC. I think SpeedStep the problem. How can I force my PC to run at maximum speed for the duration of the game?
posted by ArmyOfKittens to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I love The Binding of Isaac, but it has real performance problems on my PC, particularly on the later levels when all sorts of nonsense is being thrown around. After googling I saw it suggested that SpeedStep might be the problem, and -- running the game in a window with CPU-Z open -- it really does leave the CPU on the lower speed for most of the time it's running. Rebooting and killing SpeedStep in the BIOS sorts the problem, but that's not a permanent solution: my PC spends most of its time not playing Isaac and I don't want it humming away at full speed when it doesn't need to be.
Is there something I can do, within Windows, to force the CPU to full speed, for the duration of the game?
My PC is a Core 2 Duo e7200 (overclocked to just over 3.5ghz from its native 2.5) on Windows 7 64 SP1. Isaac runs in Flash, if that helps.