Item: Windows Power plan
CPU performance and Windows power plans
Usually, the balanced power plan is set by default, which is what Microsoft recommends for general use.
Great for saving the planet and being green, but can be terrible for server performance.
The benefit of setting the server power management to high performance is for SQL Server to have consistent, predictable and high performance.
How to identify the issue?
On Windows Server 2008 and above, you can access the Power Options screen by typing powercfg.cpl in a Run prompt.
How do I fix it?
- Set Windows Power Plan to “High Performance”.
- Validate BIOS power management is disabled or set to OS control.