Friday, 8 June 2012

Disable Core Parking on Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1

This is an aggressive power saving approach which makes the system feel sluggish and underpowered..

Who is affected

It only applies to Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 X64 and X32 and only in systems using more than 2 physical CPU's and/or more than 2 "logical" cores - ie: Core i7's.

The Problem

Core Parking is a feature of Windows 7 that is causing rare performance problems. I don't notice it on my home i7 / Win7 system but some people are getting microstutters and odd behavior in certain programs. Without the following " tweak" you may see CPU spiking in your programs and Windows Task Manager - some CPU cores will be "turned off" / "parked" depending on load and they will be dynamically turned on or off and dynamically loaded up or down as the system deems necessary - the scope for glitches / pops / clicks / dropouts etc.... in such an environment is simply enormous. To the best of my knowledge, there is no known "switch" to turn it off - no utility I am aware of to "tweak" it off.


Thursday, 7 June 2012

VC Redist Installer 1.6.0 (NOVEMBER 16 2013)

VC Redist Installer 1.6.0

 VC Redist Installer 1.6.0 (NOVEMBER 16 2013)


- Updated Visual C++ 2010 x86 and x64 to version 10.0.40219.455
- Updated Visual C++ 2013 x86 and x64 to version 12.0. 21005.1

This VC Redist Installer installs the following features:

- Visual C++ 2005 x86
- Visual C++ 2005 x64

- Visual C++ 2008 x86 9.0.30729.7523
- Visual C++ 2008 x64 9.0.30729.7523

- Visual C++ 2010 x86 10.0.40219.455
- Visual C++ 2010 x64 10.0.40219.455

- Visual C++ 2012 x86 11.0.60830.0
- Visual C++ 2012 x64 11.0.60830.0

- Visual C++ 2013 x86 12.0.21005.1
- Visual C++ 2013 x64 12.0.21005.1

- Microsoft Visual F Runtime 2.0

- Older Microsoft Runtimes for older software

Previous versions will be uninstalled first. All features have the latest hotfixes.

Setup must be run as "Administrator". (Right-click and run as Administrator, if UAC is enabled)

Silent install switch: /VERYSILENT /NORESTART



48 MB 

File: VC_RedistInstaller.exe

packed with WinRAR-5


PS: The installer will be updated from time to time if a new version of a feature is available