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GPU power draw fixed at 752 watts

mehrwane

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Hello.

I bought a new Lenovo Legion 5 15IAH7H with an RTX 3070 onboard. Since the first time I used it, I noticed a problem with performance; the core clock is constant at 210 MHz, the power draw reads as 752 watts and the utilization is 100%. When not utilized the core clock spikes to 1500 MHz randomly, power draw is constant at 752 watts. attached a couple of screenshots showing the readings.

Here's what I've tried so far to fix the issue:
- Tinkered with performance mode in Vantage, Nvidia, Windows, etc.
- DDU uninstall and reinstall, using the latest Nvidia drivers as well as trying the ones provided by Windows update.
- Updating system bios.
- Flashing a different vbios.

None of what I did seemed to make a difference, so what I did is I reverted all the changes I made and now I'm wondering if there's still something that I could try before sending it back for service.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

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eidairaman1

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Its hardware locked, put it back to stock and use throttlestop by @unclewebb, or get a desktop replacement laptop, or get a True Desktop PC.

What you have is a notebook, not a true laptop, puny fans.

You're not the only 1 who has came here with the same questions of underperforming/hot notebooks, they run hot and throttle no matter what you do.
 
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