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Great way to disable Intel Turbo Boost if you don't need it to keep your gaming laptop cool or want to boost on battery life while gaming

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Hi guys,

I have an Asus G751 laptop. I like it quite a lot but I have noticed that some games will get the CPU up to 90 deg. Although it never goes any higher than that even after a few hours that still bothers me and I would prefer it to run cooler to increase the longevity of the laptop. This is especially the case in most games I have tried as they are not CPU bound so turning off turbo boost has an almost un noticeable affect on in game FPS.

Here are the things I tried and checked on to disable turbo boost or do some undervolting:

Looked in the bios for a disable turbo boost option... None to be found

I tried Intel XTU. Started by trying to undervolt the CPU and set the multiplier... No matter what I did I got frequent BSOD's. Finally left the voltage alone and just lowered the multiplier... Still got BSOD's.

Tried Throttle Stop from Tech Power Up. Checking the disable turbo boost option or setting the multiplier got me BSOD's as well.

Found a utility called Notebook fan control. Doesn't do any CPU throttling just makes the notebook fan more aggressive... Liked that option but don't want to wear out my fans so I kept looking

And finally I found the ridiculously simple and perfect solution.....

Open up power options from the control panel, Go to change plan settings>Change advanced plan settings expand processor power management and find maximum processor state. Change it from 100% to 99%.... apply and you are done. Everything works exactly the same just no turbo boost and its easily reversible with a few clicks. I saw as much as a 15 degree temperature improvement in some games after doing this and depending on the game you will have almost no performance impact. Only game I have that seems to be CPU bound is GTA5 which looses about 10fps from doing this. All others I have tried and especially Overwatch seem to not have any FPS impact at all. This is also a great option if you are gaming on battery. Just for the heck of it I set my on battery CPU max state to 70% and to my surprise doing that while using Nvidia battery boost got me almost 2 hours of gaming time with playable frame rates all the times I needed to game on battery.
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Less to do with the clockspeed and more to do with Haswell being super hot in general. tongue.gif
     
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Seems strange that this does not work on my Panasonic laptop in my sig, I have seen this trick before about the web when searching for a solution to problems with that laptop. (I have a thread about it)
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