Overheating Issues Causing Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 At Extremely Slow Speed

A Windows function meant to maintain a tool from overheating is causing Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 to run at a paralyzing slow speed. The issue seems to stem from a firmware replace that was launched on August 1st, according to TechRepublic.

The specs of the Surface gadgets are usually snappy, so with the Surface Pro 6 working at 1.9GHz, for instance, the drop to 400MHz is an immense efficiency hit. It seems to be like the culprit is BD PROCHOT, an inner alert utilized by peripherals to inform a system’s CPU to throttle its clock pace right down to avoid overtaxing the processor. Some customers have reported that eradicating the units from their docks or AC adapters solves the issue, whereas others state that even rebooting does not set the clock pace back to regular.

Microsoft has issued a statement to TechRepublic promising a speedy repair through a firmware update.

While the Surface Pro 6 stays among the best Windows 2-in-1 devices, Microsoft’s Surface line has a length history of problems. GPU, show, battery, driver, and electrical issues have plagued spread Surface products, with Consumer Reports pulling their recommendation for over a year. Microsoft has not yet commented on the subject.