Free Sidebar Gadgets for Windows 11/10/8.1/7 Desktop


Parking Status overview

Version 2.4 released at 01/12/2018

Parking Status

Core Parking is a sleep state, C6, supported by most modern processors and Operating Systems. This technology dynamically disables CPU cores in an effort to conserve power when idle. Disabled cores are re-enabled as the CPU load increases once again. For more information read our Core Parking article.

As you understand, this feature helps you to balance energy consumption by your CPU. Let us explain this. If you are performing some tasks that do not consume a lot of CPU power, all the cores that are parked will remain in that state. However, if you are running something that requires a lot of CPU power, all the cores, which were previously parked, will be placed in the active state (unparked) to perform the task. And after it’s done, they will be parked again.

All in all, this is a nice feature to save energy. Otherwise, you can see substantial performance gains after disabling core parking. Unfortunately, there is no way to manage CPU core parking from the user interface or by running command prompt.

Parking Status is Windows 11 and Windows 10 gadget that gives you the ability to toggle core parking at the press of a button, without having to manually go through registries or other complicated methods. After runing, the gadget shows the current status of the core parking status, and a link to toggle it state. All you need is to merely click on this link and your CPU core parking status changes immediately. Gadget will inform you about. Be sure that you give the gadget permission to change your computer registry. It is 100% safe and needs to unhide parking features into settings.

However, not all types of processors support core parking, so it’s best to check if yours does. Sadly, the gadget does not inform you whether or not your CPU can handle this. But nothing bad will happen if you use the gadget on an unsupported CPU. Parking status was not changed without any other damages.

Also operate with core parking available from settings in our System Monitor II gadget.

Special features

  1. Double click on background will show Power Options.

Show changelog

Version 2.4 - Change parking algorithm: now changed all available power schemes. (Released at 01/12/2018)

Version 2.2 - Change parking algorithm.

Version 2.1 - Working under Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Version 2.0 - Change algorithm. Improved working with Windows 8/8.1.

Version 1.6 - Improved code. Set optimal parameters for parking.

Version 1.5 - Improved code.

Version 1.4 - Working with newest CPUs.

Version 1.3 - Added Autoscale DPI.

Version 1.2 - Fixed bugs.

Version 1.1 - Improved code.

Version 1.0 - Release version.