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ROG Strix G15 G513RM Armory Crate Stuck in Extreme Power Saving Mode

Level 7


For the past few days my Armory Crate has been stuck in Extreme Power Saving mode when using the Ultimate GPU mode. Then if I switch to Standard GPU mode it constantly alternates between iGPU and dGPU in the GPU stats section. This is without me doing anything or any other apps/programs running.

All software and drivers are up to date, and the dGPU (RTX3060) is showing correctly in Device Manager. Nvidia Battery Boost is also disabled and Windows Power Profiles are set to Performance.

As a temporary work around I have installed Ghelper, set it to Ultimate GPU mode and stopped all Armory Crate services but I would really like to get it working properly as it was before.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Thank you!


Level 7

*EDIT: See below for further info*

Level 7

Some further testing last night:

1. Held power button for 40s to clear CMOS
2. Disabled/Enabled dGPU in Device Manager
3. Removed Armory Crate with Asus Tool
4. Reinstalled Armory Crate
5. Removed all Nvidia stuff in Safe Mode with DDU
6. Installed older GeForce Driver 546.29 with no GeForce Experience

Ultimate: Mostly works, occasionally gets stuck in Extreme Power Saving Mode
Standard: Constantly toggles between GPU running and Power Saving Mode
Eco: Stays in Extreme Power Saving Mode
Optimized: As with Standard, constantly toggles between GPU running and Power Saving Mode

Laptop Details

-Model: Asus ROG Strix G15 G513RM
-BIOS: G513RM.327
-CPU: Ryzen 7 6800H
-GPU: RTX 3060

Software Details:

-OS: Windows 11 64-bit (10.0, Build 22631)
-Armory Crate:
-Nvidia GeForce Driver: 546.33 & 546.29 tested
-GeForce Experience: (also tested without this)
-All other drives and software up to date

I did suspect it may be something to do with Windows Power Plans but they look fine and are the same as they've always been.

I know I could just ditch Armory Crate and use GHelper but it was working fine until recently so I'd really like to fix whatever is causing it. I could also just leave it on Ultimate Mode but I mostly use the laptop for work so don't need the dGPU running al the time.