I’ve a GL502VM
(i7-7700HQ + GTX 1060), a model with overheating problems: each modern game which runs smoothly -and “freshly”- on cheaper laptops with same settings was making my CPU and GPU reach 80°-90° C
(with fans at max speed).
I’ve collected informations many sites, and finally found a SOLUTION
You’ll need to:
- undervolt your CPU at -110 mV with Intel’s XTU (this number could slightly vary according to your specific CPU unit)
- create a modified “High Performance” power plan and set your “Minimum” and “Maximum Processor State” to 99% (this neutralizes Intel Turbo Boost)
- use ROG key to set fan speed at maximum value [facultative, but for heavy gaming will make your laptop live more long and prosper]
Results (compared with “Vermintide 2”) are REALLY impressive:BEFORE
HIGH graphic settings --> Max CPU T = 98° C
// Max GPU T = 78°CAFTER
HIGH graphic settings --> Max CPU T = 71° C
// Max GPU T = 69°C
27°C less for CPU and 9°C less for GPU
, without any performance drop.(notice that these new temperatures are also lower than the ones obtained playing at MEDIUM graphic settings BEFORE this mod!
MEDIUM g.s. --> Max CPU Temperature = 92° C // Max GPU T = 73°C
Now I’m playing with higher settings and my laptop is still cooler than before!
Obviously to get even lower temperatures you could also undervolt your GPU, but I did not try that yet.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ COMPLETE GUIDE for Windows 10 (Please forgive me for my english: as every italian, I spend almost the whole day preparing&eating pizza, so I’ve no time to study english. 😛 *hand gestures*)
Before to start, please remember that your laptop’s fans should be cleaned every 6 months
(circa), and that every 3-4 years you should change CPUs’ and GPU’s thermal paste
.This guide will be pointless with a pillow of dust inside your fans and thermal paste turned into concrete!# Step A – UNDERVOLT YOUR CPU
- Download and install Intel’s Extreme Tuning Utility (from its official page)
- Once opened, search for the “Core Voltage Offset” horizontal bar (should be the first one)
- Move your mouse on the value “0.000 V”: two arrows will appear at its side
- Click on the arrow at the LEFT side, in order to reach the value “-0.110 V”.
IMPORTANT: mind that “MINUS”! It’s a NEGATIVE value.
If you set a positive value you could damage your computer!
So please BE CAREFUL!
We want to obtain “ -0.110 V”, decreasing the amount of milliVolts used.
If you don’t know what you are doing, for your computer’s sake stop now and get some info.
- On the right side, click on “Apply”, and then “Save your profile”.
From now on, your CPU will run at -0.110 V ONLY IF XTU will be running.
NOTE: I also tried -0.115 V and -0.120 V, but those values make my computer crash and restart (stock values are automatically restored while restarting, so no worries).
NOTE 2: most of the european users will find “0,000 V” and will have to get “-0,110 V” (comma, not fullstop/period)# Step B – CUSTOM POWER PLAN
# Step C
- Windows’ search bar --> type “Control Panel” --> open Control Panel
- High on the right --> “View by” --> set “small icon” (you’re welcome)
- Search for “Power Options” icon --> doble click on it
- On the left --> click on “Create a power plan” --> Select “High Performance” --> Name it and click “Next"
- Set “display” and “sleep” options as you like, then CREATE.
- Once created, click on “Change plan settings” for your new plan
- Click on “Change advanced power settings”
- Search for “Processor power management”, and click on its small “+” icon;
- In both “Minimum processor state” and “Maximum processor state”, change every “100%” into “99%”
[you will have to change 3 values, even if I assume you will not play a performance-demanding game while in battery mode].
This will prevent Intel Turbo Boost from boosting your CPU and creating a lot of extra heat.
- Click on “Apply” --> Click on “OK” --> Save changes
- Be sure that your new plan is the active one!
- ROG key --> Click on “Fan Boost” --> Set it to 100%
- Mamma mia! Enjoy your games! *hand gesture*
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If you have any problem with this guide, please reply.