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Lenovo Y510P constantly overheating and thermal throttling.

Q: Lenovo Y510P constantly overheating and thermal throttling.

/This is a new thread, as the old one inexplicably disappeared. Didn't find anything that conflicts with the forum rules so I'll do it again - Mods, if there is something wrong with my topic, please message me, as this is my last hope./Hi everyone, I've had a long and complicated relationship with my lenovo Y510P, but I can't take it anymore, so I need some help. I've had a lot of problems with this model, including a bad SSHD, which I swapped for a 512GB SSD. The issue I haven't been able to resolve yet is constant overheating all the time. I have the SLI GT 775m model with 8GB ram, here are the specs:https://pastebin.com/QjUuQUWLAs you can see I've also swapped out the 8GB of ram that it came with for 2x8GB.I'm just clarifying specs, the SSD and RAM do not have anything to do with the issue, as it has persisted since about a year after I bought the laptop in 2014. At some point when I was having issues with the bad hard drive I remember I was playing something on it and the fan was howling after which the laptop restarted and i heard a click either from inside the laptop or the charger. After I restarted everything ran as usual, which at the time was extremely slow loading speeds and response time, due to the bad SHDD, so I didn't notice the problems with the temps. After a while i swapped for an SSD and upgraded the RAM, but the overheating problem persisted.I'm currently sitting in a 25C air-conditioned room with the laptop slightly elevated to provide airflow for the fans. I'm not doing anything at all, I'm even writing this from another machine and the laptop is idling at:Idle TempsAfter even opening a few chrome windows or god forbid a full-hd YouTube video it immediately goes at about 85C as shown here:/For the information below I was not using using SLI and the second GPU was dedicated to PhysX/At this point the fan is still pretty quiet for some reason. Usually it only starts up when CPU temps hit about 100C and then the throttling begins. The example I'll use is - even loading World of Tanks makes the fan howl like crazy and the CPU throttle. While playing the game i'm on the absolute minimum graphical options and I was at a solid 60FPS most of the time, fan working at high speeds, until at some point the fan seems to stop or get really slow and the game begins stuttering at 5-10FPS for a few minutes. This has happened outside the game too with some heavier applications and some heavier website when I've had a lot of tabs in Chrome open. It has also happened in other games as well. Now, here are the things I've tried so far: - Fresh copy of Windows was installed when the SSD was bought (after the overheating problem began) - Opened the laptop, cleaned the surprisingly little amount of dust, re-applied thermal paste to CPU heatsink - probably 1 or 2C of effect in idle, none under load - Used Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility to lower clocks and a bit of the voltage - very little effect, still throttling. - Tried running with the dust removal constantly on - slight help sometimes, but when trying the game, still throttling like crazy and just annoyingly loud - Not running any antivirus except Windows Defender and most of the times even disable that (as of the last scan with Defender and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which was today there are no threats on the system) - May have also done something else, but forgotten about it.I'm open to any suggestions of what might be the cause, because I don't think this is normal for this machine and also it used to run much cooler. I'm not sure but are the CPU and GPUs on the same heatsink, is it possible that somehow the heatsink above the CPU is broken somehow? I read some interesting things in the thread about the obstructed fans that I'll probably be trying out, but I wanted to see some opinions before destroying part of the hull (if that even helps). The laptop's out of warranty as you can probably guess. Also it was sent back to the official repair service in my country when it had SHDD and overheating problems and they said it's fine (apparently it didn't load Windows for 8 minutes for them and there was no thermal throttling, go figure). Other info that might be helpful, who knows: - I'm using a second monitor, but it overheats without it too. - The background programs are mostly Skype, nVidia Settings, Samsung Magician, Intel RST, Lightshot, nothing major - Running Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit, latest updates - Using the 170W power adapter, although if the laptop is under load it gets very hot (as I mentioned I don't use SLI) - On cable, not using Wi-Fi - Using Laptop almost exclusively on AC and battery is almost always plugged in, however sometimes I discharge it completely or take it out - can't think of anything else remotely relevant, if you have any questions please askLike I said, I hope someone has an idea that will work. I've scoured the web and this is my last resort other than giving more money for an upgrade, which is now out of my price rangeYou're a hero for reading through all this, I'd buy you a beer if you were near.

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Hi everyone, I've had a long and complicated relationship with my lenovo Y510P, but I can't take it anymore, so I need some help. I've had a lot of problems with this model, including a bad SSHD, which I swapped for a 512GB SSD. The issue I haven't been able to resolve yet is constant overheating all the time. I have the SLI GT 775m model with 8GB ram, here are the specs:https://pastebin.com/QjUuQUWLAs you can see I've also swapped out the 8GB of ram that it came with for 2x8GB Kingstons.I'm just clarifying specs, the SSD and RAM do not have anything  to do with the issue, as it has persisted since about a year after I bought the laptop in 2014. At some point when I was having issues with the bad hard drive I remember I was playing something on it and the fan was howling after which the laptop restarted and i heard a click either from inside the laptop or the charger. After I restarted everything ran as usual, which at the time was extremely slow loading speeds and response time, due to the bad SHDD, so I didn't notice the problems with the temps. After a while i swapped for an SSD and upgraded the RAM, but the overheating problem persisted.I'm currently sitting in a 25C air-conditioned room with the laptop slightly elevated to provide airflow for the fans. I'm not doing anything at all, I'm even writing this from another machine and the laptop is idling at:Idle TempsAfter even opening a few chrome windows or god forbid a full-hd YouTube video it immedia... Read more

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Hey, I know there were some topic about thermal throttling of y510p. I just want to sum it up. I'm going to replace my thermo pads and thermal paste next week. Any ideas what should I buy? Do I need 1mm or 2mm thermal pads? Is Collaboratory Liquid metal pase worth a try? and how about it agresive chemical reaction to aluminium? Is there any Al in y510p thermal system? What can you recommend to me? And last question, how does thermal pads look like inside my y510p? Just don't want to purhase anything that will not fits my laptop.Cheers

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I really used to love my laptop.. but now all it does is throttle whilst gaming.. I cleaned out the heatsink and the fan and yet it still overheats like a mad thing (CPU:92 degrees.. GPU:103 degrees) So my conclusion is, after reading many other posts, that the dv6 notebooks have a TERRIBLE DESIGN. And to make it worse, HP dont even give a care. Never buying this nonsence again.











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A:Pavilion dv6 overheating (7690m XT thermal throttling)

Hey guys.. So after finding out that some people on this forum are rude, and tell you to download drivers that were released in 2011, I decided that I would experiment a bit. Updating my drivers did indeed do the trick (GPU temperatures dropped from 103 degrees to 87 degrees in the same game after the same period of time) I did not use HP's official drivers because I already had their latest version, and it made my GPU thermal throttle like mad. PS: If you have the 7690m xt GPU, it is indeed the 6770m just with 2GB memory instead of 1GB BEFORE DOING ANY OF THE STEPS BELOW, I WOULD RECOMMEND MAKING A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT  I downloaded the drivers that are found on AMD's official website ( http://support.amd.com/en-us/download )Because I have 7690m xt (AKA: 6770m), I downloaded the drivers under following heading: AMD Radeon? HD 6000M and HD 5000M? SeriesOnce the driver download is complete, go into device manager and open the "Display Adapters" drop-down menu. Then delete the AMD GPU's drivers. Don't worry if your resolution looks a bit weird now. Then download Driver Fusion ( https://treexy.com/products/driver-fusion ) and delete the remains of the AMD drivers.Restart your notebook.Switch of Wi-Fi or any other mechanism of connecting to the internet.Install the AMD drivers downloaded earlier.Once installation is complete, restart your notebook.Everything should be good now. You can also switch Wi-Fi back on if needed

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Hi all, First of all, I love my T470! It is by far the best laptop in this form factor on market. To be brief, I used HWiNFO 5.52 today just wondering what info can I get from many sensors. However immediately when I open the sensor status window, I see it used red font to shout out that my CPU core #0 is thermal throttling. I get interested and kept watching on, and I find that ever a few moments (probably a few tens of seconds to no more than 2 minutes) there will be a short moment that either core #0 or #1 is thermal throttled, or some times both. So I tried to look a bit into the issue. I searched Internet, but could not find a explanation yet. I tried to restart and immediately after boot it is doing this. I left it unwatched for a while, then it is still doing this. I restored OS, removed all attached devices, and load defaults in BIOS, it is still doing this.  My question is, should I be worried? During the whole time I am very sure there's not a hot spot on surface of the laptop. And HWiNFO reported CPU temp range never exceeds 72 degrees Celsius on either core, with a average around 50. Although I would think the temp is not low, but I really don't think it qualifies for throttling all the time. Is this normal for new generation i7? Or is there something wrong with heat sink in my laptop? I attached a screen shot of HWiNFO just in case. Thank you all for reading!


















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Hi dear community!I own a brand new Lenovo Y-700 with these specs: i7-6700 HQ processor,16 GB DDR4 RAM and Nvidia GTX 960 M  4 GB GDDR5. Some Lenovo users have told me that these laptops models suffer from cpu thermal throttling! So how can I fix that problem with some software or tweak?Please help me!Thanks in advance!Best regards!

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Hi dear community!I own a brand new Lenovo Y-700 with these specs: i7-6700 HQ processor,16 GB DDR4 RAM and Nvidia GTX 960 M  4 GB GDDR5. Some Lenovo users have told me that these laptops models suffer from cpu thermal throttling! So how can I fix that problem with some software or tweak?Please help me!Thanks in advance!Best regards!

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Hello all I've just got myself a M93p tiny desktop and it's a great machine apart from one problem... In gaming (light gaming, OpenGL DOOM 2 and Unreal Tournament at 1080p) the machine is suffering from thermal throttling. I've applied Thermal Grizzly thermal paste (said to be the best thermal paste you can buy) to the CPU but still it throttles itself causing a massive drop in frame rates. I also notice it drops performance a lot in Handbrake video encoding where the encode rate goes from 60fps to around 27fps. My CPU is the quad core i5 I5-4570T. I know this machine has a pretty small cooler but even with the best thermal performance setting selected in the BIOS it still does it and the fan doesn't seem to speed up to help the thermals. It just stays quiet which is great but I expected it to speed up under load and cool the machine instead of thermal throttling first. I've also tried to disable the ICE thermal alert setting in the BIOS. Do any of the newer BIOS releases address this issue or help in anyway as I'm 99% sure I'm using an old BIOS revision. Are there any solutions to this issue as it makes the quad core CPU rather pointless as it just throttles itself and performs half as well as it should whenever you do something taxing.  Any advice or help greatly appreciated.

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Hello everyone, I have a lenovo z51-70 with i5-5200U and 4gb r9 m375. It has been performing excellently for the past 1.5 years or so, but suddenly one issue came up with gaming. When i game, its fine for around a minute and then the game starts stuttering, checked the cpu speed and found it to be 0.48Ghz, which dropped from near 2.6Ghz. Checked out the intel extreme tuning utility when this happens and found that it was THERMAL THROTTLING by the CPU, this doesn't happen even when benchamrking.So, I want to know why this thing has suddenly started out in my laptop and is there any way to cure it. Other info: Haven't changed anything with that tuning utility, drivers and all are updated, still in warranty, adapter connected to the socket, gaming in high performance, cooling policy set to active, max cpu usage set to 100%, virtualisation enabled(default) The picture: Started the Witcher 3 to show the throttling, the peaks are when the game was running and then suddenly after 30s, poof to 0.48Ghz. Memory consumption is normal, it will reduce after i have shut down the game.


























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Hello, I have lenovo y510p GT750SLi , windows 10 i had overheating issues so i changed the laptop thermal paste (using coolermaster gel pro). there are two problems: 1. one of the GT750 is not working, i have the yellow mark and state this error in widnows device manager: Location: PCI Slot 2 (PCI bus 7, device 0, function 0)Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) 2. sound problem: the sound i don't know is dull and not clear with some cracks sometimes. so any help please thank you

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Hi all,Recently i've noticed my Y510P had high temperatures whilst gaming. (90C on 4700MQ and 98C on both GT755's) so i decided to replace the thermal paste.The problem is that when i press the power button, only the power led goes on, nothing else happens. No fans spin, no screen, no keyboard light, etc.What i've tried:Unplug the battery and try to boot with chargerTake out 2nd gpuReseated everythingTried external monitorHeld the power button down for 60sReseated the CPUTurning it on without RAMTurning it on without SSDStill nothing happens, anyone got an idea?

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Hi all,Recently i've noticed my Y510P had high temperatures whilst gaming. (90C on 4700MQ and 98C on both GT755's) so i decided to replace the thermal paste.The problem is that when i press the power button, only the power led goes on, nothing else happens. No fans spin, no screen, no keyboard light, etc.What i've tried:Unplug the battery and try to boot with chargerTake out 2nd gpuReseated everythingTried external monitorHeld the power button down for 60sReseated the CPUTurning it on without RAMTurning it on without SSDStill nothing happens, anyone got an idea?

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Hello, I have a Lenovo y510p sli laptop for 3 weeks now, and from monitoring my cpu and graphics card temperatures via HWMonitor, Cpu reaches a max of 90 degrees celcius and Graphics card reaches 96 degrees max (Averaging 90 C) IN ONLY A FEW MINUTES when I am playing certain games. Games such as Bioshock Infinite causes laptop to lag from throttling I think. This temperature seems to be too high, is this normal? When I alt tab from game, temperatures drop rapidly.  *Fans work great. Fan speed starts to increase, and can be heard when I start playing games.I know the Lenovo y510p has overheating problems, from other users, but I was wondering what I can do to help reduce temperatures. I am using a laptop cooler underneath as well. Is this caused by a bad heatsink?I bought this laptop 3 weeks agoThings I have tried, but temperatures seems to be still too high.:1. Stop overclocking by changing power management options to max 99%2. Fps cap and vsync during gaming3. Msi Afterburner- reducing Clock speed4. Using Dust Removal Tool5. Updated latest graphics driver5. Was going to try undervolting, but RMclock only works for dual core processors?**Changing the thermal paste would be my last resort as this laptop is very new, and since I have never done it before, I am afraid to mess up my laptop and break warrenty** Specs:Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4 GHz overclocked to 3.2Ghz (Manufacturer max temp: 100 degrees C): DDR3-RAM PC3-1280:: Graphics card:2 x NVIDIA GeFor... Read more

A:Lenovo y510p Overheating Fix?

temperatures for this type of laptop is normal to be from 50 to 90 while in gaming it is normal that it is at 70-90 which is really normal and trottling thing could be due to your laptop has dropped from charger to battery so make sure you got a 170W charger and not a 120W one since if it's a 120W it will kill 2nd gpu once it begins to run on battery so thats why make sure charger is an 170W not 120W  Also overclocking cpu will give it even higher temps since it is at a speed that it's not meant to be, which i mean if you got a 2.4GHz that can do 2.8GHz max and you overclock it ot 3.4Ghz then it will have 0.60GHz speed more which then makes cpu work harder than it should and it also shortens the cpu life as well when using overclocking speed.

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My Lenovo 730 15 has the overheating/throttling issue while gaming (see the attached screenshot). It is clearly related to the high CPU temperature up to 100C (pink) during the GPU load (dark green) while the temperature in the room is 25C. Since both CPU and GPU use the same heat pipes, the increase in GPU temperatue (blue) leads to the increase in CPU temperature (pink). The power plan has stock settings (turbo boost on and no undervolting) but looking at the CPU frequency (salad green) it's almost not turbo boosting. The base frequency of i7-8550u is 1.8 Ghz and it stays below it during gaming. My question is why putting GTX 1050 in the chassis that cannot handle its thermal load? I have to admit that the fans aren't too loud (Intellegent Cooling in Lenovo Vantage is on) so it could be one of the reasons. I'm going to replace it with another unit and see if the problem persists. Could anyone reply if you have similar issues? 

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Hello.I have lenovo y510p 755m sli.My proplem is 2. graphic card overheat!I using this methot; And i repaste 2.GPU termal and clean fan.But i play WOT my 2.gpu is overheat! !!!!!96 Degree!!!!!I worry about this.  what should I do ?I saw one more methot!;but i not try this?

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What is it and what does it do?


Shuttle An35n Ultra 400, XP3200


37.5C? 50C?

Don't know how to set this because I don't know what I am setting. No explanation in manual.

Any help appreciated


Monton
 

A:CPU Thermal Throttling

Not sure my self but I would like to know. :hotouch:
 

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I bought a ThinkPad t440p two months before, lately I find out its being running too hot and performance was also poor. I tested with intelburntest and found out its spiking temperatures so quickly like from 80 C to 96 C and sometimes to 100 C I flashed latest BIOS to fix the issue, but still the same. Please Advice.

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Hi, I have a y50 with an Intel i7-4710HQ and a GTX 860M.The biggest Problem I have is that after a short while it automatically throttles the CPU down to 800Mhz and while I do understand the need to limit CPU-Speeds at high temps, all cores are running at about 50 degrees Celsius.While I do understand that conservative Threshholds are probably in the companies best interest, overdoing it and in consequence making the Notebook almost unusable probably isn't.I was wondering if there is any way to loosen the Threshholds or maybe doesn't let it throttle down quite as much so i can actually have a reliable Notebook again.

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Hi all,I recently purchased a P51 laptop with a I7-7820HQ CPU and Nvidia M2200 GPU.What I noticed, almost immediately, is that the CPU fans frequently reach high RPMs (~4500) even when loaded only for a few seconds during application launch.Testing with Intel Extreme Tuning Utility uncovered almost immediate thermal throttling, only a few seconds after a CPU stress test is launched. Expected core frequency of 3.5 GHz is reached only briefly and after this it is throttled to 2.7-3.0 GHz within 5 minutes of the test.Since the system board was replaced recently, I guess there is a possibility of improperly installed cooling system, however, what causes additional concerns is a big temperature difference between the cores which is more than 20 degrees Celsius under 100 % load.Except this, it seems that the air coming out of the laptop during the stress test is only slightly warm and significantly cooler than what I am used to on other laptops.On the other side, Nvidia GPU seems to behave quite well under stress test (Furmark).Except this, I also tried to run Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool but the test failed before reaching GPU stress test because of too high temperature with the following result:Current Junction Temperature is 99CCurrent Degrees Below Max 1CMaximum Junction Temp Allowed 100CTest Result - FAILPlease check your Processor Thermal SolutionTemperature Monitor Stopped by User Can you please advise how to solve this issue and share your results with similar lapto... Read more

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So I built my PC just over a year ago and have had absolutely no issues with it, until about a week ago. I noticed that my PC was running slower than usual, I was getting FPS loss while gaming, and everything else lagged too - opening/closing programs, switching tabs, etc. After downloading a few things to check what was going on, it appears that my CPU is thermal throttling. This is strange, as my PC states that the temperature is sitting at about 27-30 degrees Celsius. As soon as it throttles, the multiplier drops to 8x, causing my core speed to get stuck at 0.80GB, which is why it starts to lag (rather than 36X multiplier at 3.6GB speed). Sometimes my CPU throttles the entire time, from the moment I turn it on. Other times, I can see it fluctuating between 8x and 36x every few minutes. When I run a CPU stress test, I noticed that the temperature doesn't change (stays at 27), which is making me think maybe the heat senses aren't working properly. If the CPU is actually very hot, I don't understand why it's hot now when this was never an issue.
The CPU fan is still working. I've dusted out my entire PC. Yes, all power settings are on high performance. The slow-mode switch on my motherboard is turned off. I've reset the BIOS. I've turned off EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology). I haven't made any changes to my PC for this to be happening. What could be the problem?

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Hello, I am very sensitive to noise. I read that some users experience heat and noisy fan issues of this laptop. How bad is it? Do you hear noisy fan most of the time? How is the heat and thermal throttling?

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I purchased my Z710 Laptop 2-3 years ago. Currently I seem to suffer from thermal throttling on both the CPU(i7-4700mq)(85C) and GPU(gt-745m)(75C). I tried cleaning dust from the fan and heatsink but that did not seem to solve the issue. I tried to underclock CPU down to 2.4GHz but still reaches 85C and GPU still throttles as well. So I am thinking of two options:1) Buy a laptop cooling pad and put it under the exposed underside of the laptop and hope that it can cool it down.2)Replace the thermal paste of the CPU and GPU (boy oh boy how sketchy this one is, but exciting at the same time!) and hope for the best? I am looking for your advice on which of these I should choose or if there is anything I am missing? Thank you in advance!  

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So I finally received my heavily delayed P71 and so far I'm pretty happy with it save an issue with CPU throttling.  I noticed when doing extremely CPU heavy SQL or GIS analytic workloads that the frequency was constantly dropping from 3.9Ghz (4 core turbo) down as low as 2.4Ghz.  I downloaded Intel XTU and pretty quickly found the problem...it's running into BOTH current and thermal throttling!   In the graph below the yellow and red spikes are thermal and current limit throttling, respectively. I can reproduce this with either real world workloads in SQL or various GIS applications and using synthetic benchmarks as well (XTU, AIDA64). I might expect this from a gaming PC but certainly not from a mobile workstation costing almost $5,000. Specs:Xeon 1535m v6Nvidia P400032GB DDR42 x 512GB NVME RAID 02 x 1TB SATA software RAID 0 All of these tests were done on a raised, vented monitor stand for the best airflow. I'm sure an undervolt and repaste would take care of the majority of the problems, but I simply refuse to have to go that route on a PC in this class. Thoughts? 

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Hi everyone, I am new ownere of P71  E3-1535M   CPU and NVIDIA Quadro P5000  GPU.I am not too familiar with thermal and current level throttling but I am experiencing both on my 2 days old mashine.  Would someone give me quick explanation of what is normal and what will eventually harm the hardware over time? I bought this laptop to keep up with some more intensive tasks that come with interior designs and 3D rendering that comes with it.  When I start rendering I see Thermal Throttling nonstop and current limit throttling on and off eery other second. CPU temperatures running between 90-94C  with Core frequency around 3.57 GHz.  Greaphics temperatue around 70C. See attached screenshot from Intel XTU.   Is this normal or do I need to call Lenovo to get it corrected?  If there would be no Thermal throttling and Current limit Throttling would I see faster core frequency?  Sorry if these questions have ovious answers.. It's a lot of money for me and I want to make sure  I am getting best use of it now and in the future.        Thank you for your input.   Charles 


























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Until recently the laptop worked fine, but now it experiences something that resembles thermal throttling.
Initially, everything is OK, but after 10-15 min of heavy use (and by heavy use I mean a 1080p youtube video), it starts to really chunk the responses. You would think is because is overheating, but the temps never gets really high.

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As you can see, the highest temp was presumably 77C, and the current one is 50C, while the On-Demand Clock Modulation is 50%, but it feels way worse. Once the ODCM kicks in it's very slow.
I'll give it a good clean inside and a new thermal compound this weekend, but I doubt that's the issue, it looks clean already.
Any thoughts on why is ODCM kicking in ?

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Is it normal that when both cpu and discrete gpu of this laptop are 100% used (not benchmarking, just normal usage of software that needs to) there is some kind of POWER throttling on the cpu?

Power Limit 1 goes from 45w to 20w then back to 45 for about 10 minutes, then goes down to 15w and stays there for an undefined amount of time (even if temps are low at about 75 degrees)

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Hi everyone, I just got a Thinkpad x270 and I'm having an issue where the processor gets throttled to 60c / 2GHz when the lid is closed on battery power.  I posted about it in detail on the Linux Mint forums here.  I originally thought this was a Linux kernel / driver issue, but it turns out this happens on Windows too, no matter whether I set every setting in the BIOS and OS power management to max performance, power save, balanced, etc.  I can get around this by closing the lid on A/C power and then unplugging, or just running the  laptop on A/C while the lid is closed.  If there is some kind of inherent danger in running the processor over 60c with the lid closed, I would expect it to thermal throttle at that temperature regardless of whether or not it was plugged in when the lid was closed.  I can also boot up the laptop with the lid closed and bypass the throttling limitation. It seems like either:- the temperature should always be throttled to 60c when the lid is closed for some reason, and it's not being enforced in all scenarios even though it should be, or...- it's a bug and the CPU shouldn't be throttled at such a low temperature at all. Either way, it seems like there is a firmware issue that needs to be fixed.  Can anyone from Lenovo shed some light on this issue?  Is it by accident or by design? 

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I have a T470 with a I5-7200u and the cooling is not performing optimally. When I first got the laptop I could run it under full load for hours and the cpu temp wouldn't even budge from 50 degrees Celsius. When idling the fan would almost always be off. Recently however things have gone not so optimal. The fan usually runs at high speeds when the computer is idling. The cpu temperatures sometimes get all the way up to 60 degrees celcius. Once it got up to 70. When I run some heavy work like 3D rendering I can't even get to 3 GHz on turbo boost. Then sometimes it runs cool while idling. Any ideas to the cause? Thanks

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Hello, My NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M is thermal throttling at 67C. I can't play for 5 minutes at high core clocks because the GPU it's lowering to 405-540MHz.I used GPU-Z and NVIDIA to monitor my performance and temperature limit.I attached my dxdiag.txt file and one FIFA 17 gameplay log txt that I monitored here.dxdiag.txt:  http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=04099861234516528884FIFA 17 GPU-Z Monitoring: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=03769115343249647103Thank you for your attention.

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Hi,
I got a new Aurora R7 yesterday, with Intel core i7-8700 CPU. Right off the bat, when I was installing browser, and doing other small stuff, I could see that the fans would spin at high RPM and create a lot of noise. 
I opened Command center and saw that at small loads 15-25% of CPU, the package temperature was high, from 68C going to 84C and fans would spin high and it would again come down to 60s.
I decided to do stress test using Dell Support assist and temperatures reached 98-99C within 3 minutes and fans were blowing so hard it felt like an airplane was about to takeoff.
I decided to dig further and downloaded Intel Extreme Tuning utility. When I run stress test, I can see that MAX Core Frequency drops to 4.28 GHZ and temperatures rise to more than 90C. It does not reach the processor max speed of 4.60 GHZ at all during stress test.
I feel there is an issue in how the CPU and Heat sink are connected and something is wrong.
What do you guys think? 

A:Aurora R7 Core i7-8700 running very hot.. Thermal Throttling??

Probably get a better response if you re-post this in the Alienware Club forum.  
Be sure to mention version of Windows when you post over there.
en.community.dell.com/.../default.aspx

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After i completely dignosed the issue it seems to me that there are problems in BIOS, Drivers and thermal management as when I start playing a game (GTA 5, Battlefiels 1) i runs smooth for 5 minutes but after that i starts lagging and freezing. I have also run some benchmarks but results are similarly as there is the issue of cpu thermal throttling. And audio distortion is due to unstable and poor compatibility drives. In dell forms i read people saying that all this is caused due power management issues which i have also noticed as when CPU is idle is consumes around 20 watt at 50°C but when put under load it once reaches 50 watt of peak usage at 100°C but with in few seconds it thermal throttles and used only 15 watt at 80°C which is even less than idle speed which causes many problems and freezing also all with in few minutes of gaming or proper use. Many uses are facing same problems as i have read on reddit and dell community form but not all the systems are affected as the review units that some YouTube channels and Websites like Laptop Mag reviewed did not exibit such problems or otherwise the reviews are fake. I don't know why dell is not solving the issues and sending me the same problematic Laptop again for the third time.!!

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Hello, I am looking for a laptop that is silent or almost silent, no heat that makes using the laptop on laps uncomfortablly hot and have no serious thermal throttling issues like the MacBook Pro 2018 models are experiencing. If I buy the T480 or T480s, which CPU do you recommend? I use it mainly for productivity applications. Thanks

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Hi, I just got a new Thinkpad X1 Yoga and I would be happy so far, if it was not for the severe thermal throttling. I checked with throttlestop and the PROCHOT (so the temperature at which the CPU thermal throttles) is set to 85C. This is far too low and should rather be 95C or 100C. Is this normal for this machine? I updated BIOS to the latest one (1.27) - no change.  

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Will the laptop charge and work like normal if I use the 120w charger instead of a 170w one?  Or do I need the 170w charger whether I want to game or not? I dont want to remove my SLI card. 

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Apologies ahead of time if I have the wrong forum--this isn't exactly a cooling issue, but I dont' know where else to put questions about throttling.

I've got a socket 478 P4 2.4Ghz that is throttling like mad and locking up, both in and outside of Windows. But according to the temperature gauges, it isn't even close to overheating (it reaches about 40C, at most, before throttling kicks in).

I'm not entirely sure under what _other_ conditions a CPU may throttle, but am I right in my understanding that throttling can occur due to internal errors as well as thermal issues?

Should I be worried that the P4 CPU is failing? I've temporarily replaced it with a Celeron CPU (which I keep handy for testing), which seems to run just fine; but obviously as it's a significantly weaker processor, it isn't stressing the system as much or creating as much heat.

I've run tests on the hard drive, RAM and mobo running under the Celeron, and everything checks out.

Suggestions appreciated, and apologies again if I should have posted this elsewhere (if so, please tell me where I should have posted it) Thanks!
 

A:CPU Throttling, but not overheating...

I had a similar problem with my newer rig. I'm actually rma'ing my board in a few days. My ram was fine, one of my dimm slots is defective, might be your issue, not sure, try using a different slor or different combinations of slots, might help, hope it does
 

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Just wondering if anyone has tried this to get the temps down. Was there any bennifit? What thermal paste did you use? How dificult is it to do? I may plan on doing this to mine once the warranty is up. Just wanted to see if anyone has tried it and what the results are. 

A:Anyone replaced the thermal paste on their y510p?

How did you arrived at the conclusion that changing the thermal paste will improve the cooling condition of your unit? The normal solution to improving cooling condition of computer is to use more fan to draw or force air from the unit. You only change the paste if your unit is old, cleaning the inside and the fans does not help.

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Hi This is my third thread that I am making today so im sorry if it looks like I am spamming the forum but  I thought I should post different threads for different questions/issues. I am posting all of these today because I am going to be clean installing my laptop and want to just fix everything thats wrong with it. I have ordered thermal paste from ebay and it should be arriving any day now so I want to change the paste for my nvidia GPU and my CPU, I already know how to disassemble my laptop (dont it before for fan cleaning) I just want to know if it is time to change the thermal paste or should I just leave it.  This is the thermal paste that I bought. My questions are:Is this thermal paste good?I have owned my laptop for I believe 3 years now and the paste has never been changed, should I change it or leave it as it is?If I need to change it, after I change the paste with the new paste that i got (link above) how long shall I wait until I have to change it again? Thank you for the help,Mahan

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When on battery, my X1 Carbon with i7-5600U exhibits really poor performance when loaded. Instead of setting a clock to around the base of 2.6 Ghz and run (if I force it using ThrottleStop to stay there it is happy at around 75 deg C), it constantly cycles between ca 2.9 Ghz and 0.8 Ghz every few seconds.
 
I have tried different power schemes, reinstall/remove Lenovo Power tools, BIOS settings, ThrottleStop, but I cannot force the SpeedStep to work properly. It is working correctly when plugged-in. Anyone knows how to help it? Thanks! P. 
 
 
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When on battery, my X1 Carbon with i7-5600U exhibits really poor performance when loaded. Instead of setting a clock to around the base of 2.6 Ghz and run (if I force it using ThrottleStop to stay there it is happy at around 75 deg C), it constantly cycles between ca 2.9 Ghz and 0.8 Ghz every few seconds.
 
I have tried different power schemes, reinstall/remove Lenovo Power tools, BIOS settings, ThrottleStop, but I cannot force the SpeedStep to work properly. It is working correctly when plugged-in. Anyone knows how to help it? Thanks! P. 
 
 
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I was not able to find Dell Vostro 15 7570 setup PDF document. I have found manual only[1]. Manual says about HDMI 1.4. Is it really 1.4?  Similar Inspiron has 2.0a[2].

What is thermal throttling of CPU in named laptop? I.e. temperature in Celsius when it starts to throttle? 
It is same as Dell Inspiron 7577 or lower? Could I change it?

Same question asked here [3]

[1]http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/vostro-15-7570-laptop_owner's%20manual_en-us.pdf
[2]topics-cdn.dell.com/.../inspiron-15-7577-laptop_setup guide_en-us.pdf
[3]forum.notebookreview.com/.../

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Laptop seemed very warm when putting it into my bag tonight (shutdown). Later, I ran the Intel Extreme Tuning utility 5 min CPU only stress test and this is what happened. Max core freq: 2.04GHzMax temp: 97cExcessive thermal throttling the entire time (see the yellow line with plateaus up top).  It's late in the day right now, but I have created a service request and will call to follow up in the morning.

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 Hello! I've a good old Z60m which sometimes overheats and turn off. Using TPFanControl I was able to clearly verify this causality. My question is:Aren't both the BIOS and the OS supposed to throttle the CPU before the critical temperature, which turns off the system, is reached? Thank you! L.

A:Z60m overheating: turns off instead of throttling ...

Hello,
you mentioned, that you use TPFanControl. What temperatures do you get shown at turn off?
 
I recommend to replace the thermal grease on the CPU.
 
If the temperature jumps up to more than 90C within seconds it also can be caused by a damaged heatpipe of the heat-sink.

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