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Dranzule

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That's very interesting, thanks! It would be nice to have all the known secret combinations to access the hidden menu on different manufacturers, i couldn't find a working one for my HP pavilion
Could you perhaps try this?
 
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Does anyone know of any software that can change the command rate? My old Acer Ferrari laptop BIOS is programmed for CMD 2 & there is no access to memory timings in the BIOS.

..Windows 10 OS.
 

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I wonder if modding the VBios would allow me to mess with the iGPU clocks. I wanted to but couldn't find any resource(not for Skylake based Intel HD 520), anyway. Anyone has an clue?
 
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The best OC APU is the Llano compared with an HP Build, u can OC an A6 with 1,6 GHz Baseclock up to 3,4 GHz Allcore :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

A6 3410MX Stock 1,6 GHz Allcore, OC 3,4 GHz Allcore
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DVD Drive, i replaced it with a BD Drive ;)

It was a really good Laptop for about 700$ on release.
 
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Anyone have any recommendations on how to OC my RAM in my laptop? I have 2 sticks of 8Gb Hynix 1600MHz memory...
 

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how to OC my RAM
You might be able to use the PowerCut feature in ThrottleStop 9.4.6 to run your CPU at its full rated speed indefinitely as long as heat is not an issue. This is the best way to get maximum performance out of a 5500U mobile CPU. I do not think RAM overclocking is possible on your laptop.
 
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You might be able to use the PowerCut feature in ThrottleStop 9.4.6 to run your CPU at its full rated speed indefinitely as long as heat is not an issue. This is the best way to get maximum performance out of a 5500U mobile CPU. I do not think RAM overclocking is possible on your laptop.
Woah thanks a lot! By the way, are none of intels U-skew chips OC-able? I know that the U-skew is like ultra-low power consumption or something, and a lot of my old laptops also have U-skew chips.
 
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Anyone tried ram overclock through write spd in thaiphoon burner? Often ram tuning can have the largest impact, my previous 6700HQ+1070 had full ram speed\timing control and I raised fps by 15% in some games just overclocking from 2133cl15 to 2400cl14 and tightening subs.

Afterburner is a godsend. I set flat curve from 1850@825mv and performance got about 5% higher while temps fell by a few degrees. 1800@800mv also worked, but performance dropped by 10%, temps by 10-15C (vram downclock).

You might be able to use the PowerCut feature in ThrottleStop 9.4.6 to run your CPU at its full rated speed indefinitely as long as heat is not an issue. This is the best way to get maximum performance out of a 5500U mobile CPU. I do not think RAM overclocking is possible on your laptop.
You can write spd (do at own risk) if ram is not locked. I wouldn`t raise speed, but tightening timings can often boost performance by 10%+.
 
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Anyone tried ram overclock through write spd in thaiphoon burner? Often ram tuning can have the largest impact, my previous 6700HQ+1070 had full ram speed\timing control and I raised fps by 15% in some games just overclocking from 2133cl15 to 2400cl14 and tightening subs.

Afterburner is a godsend. I set flat curve from 1850@825mv and performance got about 5% higher while temps fell by a few degrees. 1800@800mv also worked, but performance dropped by 10%, temps by 10-15C (vram downclock).


You can write spd (do at own risk) if ram is not locked. I wouldn`t raise speed, but tightening timings can often boost performance by 10%+.
Seems interesting...but I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about.

Do you mind explaining what "tightening timings" means? Thanks a lot for the info btw.
 
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Seems interesting...but I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about.

Do you mind explaining what "tightening timings" means? Thanks a lot for the info btw.
Some laptops have bios access to ram speed/timings. Example 3200 ram using cl22, rcd 22, rp 22. You can tune timings by lowering them, example to cl 18, rcd 19, rp 19 and get a performanceboost of a few percent. Many others can be changed that can boost speed.
 

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are none of Intel's U-skew chips OC-able?
Intel saves overclocking for their K series CPUs. Some of Intel's other CPUs might have some very limited overclocking features. None of the U series support overclocking.
 

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Woah thanks a lot! By the way, are none of intels U-skew chips OC-able? I know that the U-skew is like ultra-low power consumption or something, and a lot of my old laptops also have U-skew chips.
It's SKU, by the way - not skew
 
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Woah thanks a lot! By the way, are none of intels U-skew chips OC-able? I know that the U-skew is like ultra-low power consumption or something, and a lot of my old laptops also have U-skew chips.
Officially, not really, you can't. You could try BIOS modding(which is pretty risky) to perhaps get a few mhz by unlocking profiles as well as the OC menu(if it exists within), but the IME will be your biggest issue.
 
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Maybe this belongs to here:

So I have been "testing" UniversalAMDFormBrowser. This tool can change UEFI options. I have been using this with my HP laptop which has Ryzen 5 4500U, Kingston 32GB(16GBx2) 2666MHz and Kioxia SSD. As notebook's own UEFI settings are minimal, with this tool I have managed to change options like:

-Memory from 2666MHz to 3200MHz. I haven't touched timings at all. Hwinfo reports memory speed as 3200MHz(1600 from tool) and default timings where changed. Setting memory speed to 3266MHz(1633 from tool) and more won't change.
-Stupid 2x NVMe speed limit changed to 4x(limit is there for battery life).

-I did play with AMD's power profiles. There are settings 10W, 15W, 25W, 35W, 45W... I did run tests(Geekbench and Cinebench R20&R23) but results were too mixed. Not gonna release those as pictures. CB23 multicore and Geekbench:
  • 15W 5135 points/GeekBench Single 1084/Multi 5149
  • 25W 5688 points/GeekBench Single 1128/Multi 5209
  • 35W 5641 points/GeekBench Single 1121/Multi 5117
After reseting bios settings to default I did get 5727 points in R23. I did even shutdown and start after loading bios defaults, so this should use processors 15W profile and 2666MHz memory. So changing profile probably won't change anything.

I just writing this if someone is interested about UniversalAMDFormBrowser. There are a lot of settings in my HP laptop. These are just the ones I did change. There are memory settings, AMD STAPM, couple voltage settings and a lot more. All of the settings probably won't work but atleast some of them work. I also used this with Asus PN51 and tool works(starts) but there are just same settings as UEFI has, nothing extra. Also this boots with my Fujitsu Haswell workstation also. I just haven't changed any settings as there are no interesting settings.

Everything you do with this tool probably avoids warranty. I won't offer anykind of support, I didn't program this just found this utility from other forum. And there is possibility you won't have any extra settings show via this tool.

Edit. Added CPU-Z screenshots.
 

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Maybe this belongs to here:

So I have been "testing" UniversalAMDFormBrowser. This tool can change UEFI options. I have been using this with my HP laptop which has Ryzen 5 4500U, Kingston 32GB(16GBx2) 2666MHz and Kioxia SSD. As notebook's own UEFI settings are minimal, with this tool I have managed to change options like:

-Memory from 2666MHz to 3200MHz. I haven't touched timings at all. Hwinfo reports memory speed as 3200MHz(1600 from tool) and default timings where changed. Setting memory speed to 3266MHz(1633 from tool) and more won't change.
-Stupid 2x NVMe speed limit changed to 4x(limit is there for battery life).

-I did play with AMD's power profiles. There are settings 10W, 15W, 25W, 35W, 45W... I did run tests(Geekbench and Cinebench R20&R23) but results were too mixed. Not gonna release those as pictures. CB23 multicore and Geekbench:
  • 15W 5135 points/GeekBench Single 1084/Multi 5149
  • 25W 5688 points/GeekBench Single 1128/Multi 5209
  • 35W 5641 points/GeekBench Single 1121/Multi 5117
After reseting bios settings to default I did get 5727 points in R23. I did even shutdown and start after loading bios defaults, so this should use processors 15W profile and 2666MHz memory. So changing profile probably won't change anything.

I just writing this if someone is interested about UniversalAMDFormBrowser. There are a lot of settings in my HP laptop. These are just the ones I did change. There are memory settings, AMD STAPM, couple voltage settings and a lot more. All of the settings probably won't work but atleast some of them work. I also used this with Asus PN51 and tool works(starts) but there are just same settings as UEFI has, nothing extra. Also this boots with my Fujitsu Haswell workstation also. I just haven't changed any settings as there are no interesting settings.

Everything you do with this tool probably avoids warranty. I won't offer anykind of support, I didn't program this just found this utility from other forum. And there is possibility you won't have any extra settings show via this tool.

Edit. Added CPU-Z screenshots.

I did play more with the memory timings with this HP laptop. These are not optimized settings at all. Testing memory takes a lot of time, so I just tested couple values today. Also most values where in hexadecimal format in UniversalAMDFormBrowser, so I had think/calculate the value I wanted.

About values:
-3200MHz is max speed, anything more is just 3200MHz
-CL16 won't boot-> had to remove battery to reset
-I didn't play more with the primary timings just used 18 on them and I did run small memory test. tRAS probably goes lower, but just wanted to test other memory timings.
-tRFC 448 did boot, but laptop did shutdown middle of the memory testing. tRFC 464 works, stability is ? tRFC at 480, I did TM5 Extreme test 3 cycles succesfully
-tRC testing was short. Just didn't have more time to give this today

Overall atleast memory latency is lower and memory speed is increased according Aida64.
 

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