ParkControl is a lightweight and portable application designed to help users disable CPU parking without rebooting the system. Although it is very simple to work with, the tool mainly caters to advanced computer users.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can drop the executable file in any location on the hard disk and just click it to run.
It is also possible to save ParkControl to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine with minimum effort and no previous installers.
An important aspect to take into account is that the Windows registry does not get updated with new entries, and files are not left behind on the HDD after removing the utility.
The interface is represented by a regular window with a well-structured layout, where you can select the power profile and enable or disable CP parking on AC and battery. The CPU status can be viewed on the right side of the screen, represented by two large meters.
In addition, you can ask the program to show park settings in the "Power Options" area. Committing the new modifications is done with the simple click of a button. However, there is no option to revert settings to default.
ParkControl runs on a barely noticeable amount of CPU and RAM, so it does not affect the overall performance of the computer. It has a good response time and quickly applies new changes. We have not come across any problems in our evaluation, since the tool did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, ParkControl serves its purpose and should please all power users.