hello, you guys may or may not recognize me from the "first cpu core too high" thread haha
so to explain, it started when around early 2017 my laptop started to get well below 0.5Ghz even when on AC power and with max processor state in the power options. I was getting frustrated because i cant get anything done, so I downloaded throttlestop to alleviate the problem. It did work, and I even bumped the freq from the base 2.4ghz to 2.6ghz because why not and it seemed like no voltage changes was needed to make the system stable.
when i posted the thread that i mentioned earlier, someone from another forum stated that it might come from malware or a rootkit. being busy from academics, I decided to just do a full system reset (of course after backing up all my important files to an external drive) instead of going through the tedious process of removing malware manually. Being the klutz I am, i forgot to undo the throttlestop settings before i did the reset. Now my laptop is stuck at 2.6ghz, and now that we're starting to go on field work and im mostly away from an AC outlet, my laptop dies way too early. i tried flashing to a newer bios in the hopes of also refreshing the cpu multiplier, but it still remains. is there any way to remove the effects of throttlestop?
Laptop: Acer Aspire V3-575G
CPU: Intel i5-6200U
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 940M
Windows Version: Windows 1709 (OS Build 16299.192)