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I can finally use all of my processor 4720HQ and GPU.

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My laptop (alienware 17 r2) was set up by dell to use an underpowered psu and a light fan profile. This caused my CPU (4720HQ) to get power limit and current limit throttling at like 36w even though it is rated to use 47w. I fixed it by setting the current limit to 100A and power limit to 72w and uninstalling the intel thermal framework drivers that dell provides. Now with a custom vbios and setting my fans with hwinfo i can actually use my processor and GPU to its normal limit and beyond if i want.

Also I got about 1000 points higher CPU and combined score in 3d mark 11 (free version) with NO OVERCLOCKING. gg dell
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How are the temps? Does it get a fair bit noisier with the new fan profile?
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The fans are pretty damn noisy but i never notice after i start gaming, Temps are in the high 60°C's to mid 70°C's with no overclock (under heavy load). Since my GPU and CPU are hooked to the same heat pipe, I often put my processor on its non turbo boost speed and overclock my GPU for graphics bound games. I can add 166MHz (core) and 37.5mV to my GPU and stay under 80°C.

This is with a 980m and 4720HQ.

EDIT: i was just playing the witcher 3 on my 144hz monitor (so no GPU break from vsync) and i didnt even break 70°C for the GPU at 166mhz overclock and 100% load.
Edited by openglcg - 8/18/16 at 9:32am
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