CPU: i7 - 7700 HQ
GPU: 1060 6GB
Don't put power plan to max, it only sets processor on max at all times,
and this only increases heat. Many might argue, but in my custom plan, I
even have cpu cores parked at all times, and it still gives me nice
performance even when playing intensive games. I processor min is 0, and
my EPP is 128.
See my CPU usage at low-little more than low loads.
Power Plan Settings (install Park Control software to enable all options shown below)
Park Control Settings
MSI Afterburner curve
.... and the results ....