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Can't stop i5 4300U from dropping max TDP to 15W after few seconds of load

morninlemon

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I'm using ThrottleStop 8.74 with such settings
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Even with installing driver, enabling powercut it still starts limiting power to 15W once ~65-70 celsius is reached. PL1 is red in CPU and\or GPU, sometimes PL1 for RING

What I'm doing wrong? Is there way to have 20-23W of sustained load, would help me doing my stuff.
 
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What is the model of laptop?
 

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Have you ever opened it up and tried cleaning the cooling setup and applying new thermal grease? MX-4 is pretty cheap for the job if you cant get GD900.

My dads old laptop with an i5 430M used to throttle to 1.1Ghz under the lightest load till i cleaned it out and re-applied some fresh paste.

Most of the time when dealing with laptops, its dealing with the thermals.
 

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Have you ever opened it up and tried cleaning the cooling setup and applying new thermal grease? MX-4 is pretty cheap for the job if you cant get GD900.

My dads old laptop with an i5 430M used to throttle to 1.1Ghz under the lightest load till i cleaned it out and re-applied some fresh paste.

Most of the time when dealing with laptops, its dealing with the thermals.
I've bought it used few weeks ago and have been told that it was repasted recently, also 15W while staying at 60 celsius sounds real to me with its cooling system. I could be wrong tho.
 
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Sounds like its throttling due to high temps.
Just because someone repasted it doesn't mean they did a good job ;)
 

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Okay I ordered GD900, but while I'm waiting for it I still would like to have more control on that throttle pedal of my cpu.
 
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TJMac is ~100C+, most good laptops don't normally start throttling until high 80's mid 90's, it doesn't seem like throttling from heat, maybe PSU? Have you updated the BIOS recently? (Don't)
 
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I've seen laptops, cpu, and GPU temps show low, and it's fan kicked to it's max speed and throttle all because the thermal paste wasn't applied right or cooler wasn't seated right, or clogged as well. Best thing to do when throttling is just remove the sink and do it over even if someone said they redid it, for it could of been done years ago and to them it was yesterday. It throttles for a reason, and it's 99% of the time always heat related, even if it's not picking up as doing so. There isn't any other reason really why other then on the off chance the power supply isn't giving it enough juice, but in bios you should see that under power or health looking at the voltages.
 

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I've seen laptops, cpu, and GPU temps show low, and it's fan kicked to it's max speed and throttle all because the thermal paste wasn't applied right or cooler wasn't seated right, or clogged as well. Best thing to do when throttling is just remove the sink and do it over even if someone said they redid it, for it could of been done years ago and to them it was yesterday. It throttles for a reason, and it's 99% of the time always heat related, even if it's not picking up as doing so. There isn't any other reason really why other then on the off chance the power supply isn't giving it enough juice, but in bios you should see that under power or health looking at the voltages.
Mobile computers arent laptops, they are notebooks.

This is a Laptop
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Never throttled with a P4 3.4GHz Gallatin (Nortwood EE with L3 800FSB) 865PE chipset, 7200RPM HDD, 2GB PC3200 DDR, Radeon 9800 256MB (M18 GPU) Overclocked from 350/297 to 459/400.

Now if the makers would build em like this today no one would complain about throttling unless if fans/vents needed cleaning
 

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Still looking for solution other than "reapplying thermal paste" since I'm waiting for it and I'm fine with it being higher than 60 degrees.
 
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Use a higher wattage charger, downgrade BIOS.
 
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