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Tweaking laptop clocks/voltage for Overwatch


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Nov 25, 2018
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tl;dr: What program can I use to monitor/log stuff so you can point where the problem is?

been working at this for a month and I need some help. I'm on a lenovo y50-70 with gtx 960m and i7 4720hq. i've tried overclocking, undervolting, but I can't figure out why my framerate in Overwatch is so wonky and unstable. Furmark clearly improves when my GPU is overclocked and doesn't seem to overheat or throttle, but Overwatch bounces frames around 25% (which I think means it is throttling), and crashes. Also can't tell clearly if gpu overclock/cpu undervolt+underclock is even doing anything except making it crash.

I've been using Throttlestop, Intel XTU, EVGA Precision X16, Nvidia Inspector, Speedfan, Furmark, Heaven, CPU-Z, Speedfan... just need to understand why what should be working doesn't seem to. Thanks



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Mar 26, 2014
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First off quit using furmark because it's useless.

Second off what is the usage for your GPU? It's basically a desktop 950 which isn't great anyway.
Sep 17, 2014
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Processor i7 8700k 4.7Ghz @ 1.26v
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Given your specs and the CPU temps in your screenshot I'd say this is your GPU, it just lacks the oomph and its not very likely going to go away.