Important stuff I found in the end, moving it up here.
....another one, 14W TDP limit, 128 duration - but it was STILL dropping to 7w constantly, although this time it was sustaining 14w for alot longer. Highest Cinebench score up to date.
Despite no software reported hitting temperature limits, I decided to use Winter outside and do some testing with ambient temp of 4-6 Celsius (yeah, our winter is quite meh this year). Apparently it's the temps that are making this thing instantly downclock to 7w.
14w TDP, putting laptop to the window.
20w TDP, putting laptop practically out of the window. It didn't downclock to 7w during this run. Did several runs, same results, it can sustain it's turbo speed during whole run as long as I keep temps in 50's or 60-61 or so. PL2 and EDP Other limits being hit all the time, it doesnt care.
At 28W Turbo limit it starts reaching mid-60's even with outside ambients and thus downclocks to 1496mhz.
So, question still stands - anything I can do about such low temperature limits, except for making things sliiightly better by disassembling and changing thermal paste/cleaning ? I mean, its not normal it thermal throttles to hell at 60's Celsius ?
I've read disabling BDPROCHOT might help with it, but is it really safe thing to do?
Originally Posted by unclewebb
Now go into the TPL window and increase the long and short turbo power limits.
By that you meant the duration, not the limits themselves, right?
Anyway, did as you proposed. Practically no changes (10-20 points of CB), but noticed it never hits PL1 limit, goes straight down to 7w after exceeding PL2 and "EDP Other"
This is with both power limits to 30W.
Same stuff, except now it jumps between 7w and 30w, never hitting PL1 limit.
Only if I put Turbo duration to 0 it starts hitting PL1.
it always hits EDP Other limit, whatever it is.
It constantly jumps between 1496ghz / 7w and whatever maximum there is with some wattage inbetween, never hitting PL1 limit unless I put turbo time limit to practically 0.
For reference, TS settings.
(locked power limits in the end, wanted to see if that setting does anything, now they cant be unlocked eve through .INI file. lol)
UPDATE: NVM, its just ThrottleStop saving settings it wasnt supposed to be saving. Anyway, this is how everything looks with Turbo power limits set to 15w, instead of 18-25W.
With CB score of 462. (among highest ive seen so far).... (rest of the post moved into beginning)