There are always times in Windows when you want to run certain apps with maximum possible performance from your machine. However, we usually tend to favour battery life more than performance. Even in the case of desktop users, barely would anyone like to bear the fans whining at full load.
While high performance could always achieved manually by switching performance profiles manually in Windows, it is definitely cumbersome. Full Throttle Override is a little utility for Windows that does this job with minimal fuss.
The concept is pretty simple. You simply add a list of programs that you want run with maximum performance. Next time you run any of the apps in the list, Full Throttle will automatically run it in with the maximum CPU grunt.
Setting Up Full Throttle
Full throttle is a miniscule 112 KB download. Sadly, it does set up a shortcut on the Desktop or in the start menu after installation. You can manually create a shortcut from the root file in Program Files. Note that you should start Full Throttle with administrator privileges to get working.
Full Throttle is compatible with Windows Vista, 7 and 8
Download: Full Throttle Override [112Kb]
Full Throttle sits in your tray, displaying the activities on each of the CPU cores ( threads). By default it is set to automatic mode, which is when it works best. By setting it to Full Throttle mode, you are running all the apps in full throttle, negating the utility of the app.
It’s extremely straightforward to setup Full Throttle. Just add the programs you want to boost the speed of and you are good to go.
Full Throttle runs in can run in either of the two modes.
- High Performance mode, where the High Performance profile is activated whenever you run any app that you have listed.
- CPU Frequency at 100% : Full Throttle spikes the minimal CPU frequency to 100% instead of activating High Performance profile. This mode is particularly handy in video encoding, demanding games and other intensive tasks.
In our usage, full throttle was quite effective in speeding up the apps. Photoshop opened a lot faster, worked more snappily with Full Throttle. We think it would be even better if Full Throttle if it had the options to switch back to normal / power saver profile automatically when you minimise the foreground app.
Overall Full Throttle Overdrive is a must have for every mobile user and desktop performance enthusiast to gain that extra bit of performance for their apps and games.