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[Solution] Windows 10 v1809 reducing temps - G3-572

sri369sri369 Posts: 1,746ACE Pathfinder
edited April 13 in Predator Laptops
I was on 7 for the last few months and installed 10 v1809 yesterday. Optimized windows as usual and undervolting of CPU and GPU put in place, my custom power plan and all!
And then I fired up my Ghost Recon Wildlands...
Surprise! my CPU temps peaked into low 80s and was in 75-80 ranges.
Now I was wondering what changed - other than me moving from 7 to 10...
Let me think... ah, I recall now. I upgraded my BIOS from 1.19 to 1.21. But then would a BIOS update mess so much.. didn't seem so likely.

And then I examined the power plan and saw that 10 added a hoard of new options not available while I was on 7.
I installed Park Control and toggled option in it to see all possible power options within the power plan and closed it.


Then started the new couple of hours of reading what these settings were n what they did, and then playing around.
Link here for anyone interested: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/power-settings/configure-processor-power-management-options

The outcome was more towards my liking...

1. Task Manager - notice the CPU usage and frequency while I am on this forum typing this post.



2. Game temperatures for the same game Ghost Recon wildlands
Notice how the temps now are in 70 range, except for that little spike that pushed it to 75 momentarily. That's over a 10 degree drop!



Now coming to what i adjusted in power settings:


Major changes made:
1. Disabled processor autonomous mode
2. Reduced latency sensitivity hit from 99% to 0%

Performance wise, I did not notice any difference - my game was at a steady 60 FPS like it was prior to these changes.

Try these changes out, and see if they make any difference to you folks.



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User benchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10977437


FAQ & Answers

  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,048ACE Pathfinder
    There should be difference in performance with these settings, you just haven't noticed it, because you have capped the fps at 60. To check if there is performance difference you should run some benchmarks and test with unlocked fps. 
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  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,746ACE Pathfinder
    ven98 said:
    There should be difference in performance with these settings, you just haven't noticed it, because you have capped the fps at 60. To check if there is performance difference you should run some benchmarks and test with unlocked fps. 
    I understand. My post is to let people realize how to get back to processor working mode to how it was before Intel introduced these new performance options in the newer version of 10.

    But the performance I am getting now is what I got on windows 7, or even on windows 10 before Intel introduced these performance options in newer versions of 10. Most people do not realize this mostly because these are hidden settings.

    With these at default my CPU was pretty much at turbo as much as it could, and now it goes to turbo only when needed, and this makes a difference in temps.

    Also, here is what you had asked for - the below benchmark results are on par with what I had earlier on.

    User benchmark:
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/16207233


    Heaven benchmark:










    Karma...
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    ACCEPT - if helped resolve
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    Your issue could get better coverage and more answers if posted in forums than in a message to me.

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  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 932Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited May 11
    Shall I use your settings exactly as in the pictures above?
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,746ACE Pathfinder
    XdxD said:
    Shall I use your settings exactly as in the pictures above?
    Yes, you could try starting with them. They did work for me.
    Karma...
    LIKE - if helpful
    ACCEPT - if helped resolve
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    I am not an Acer employee.
    Your issue could get better coverage and more answers if posted in forums than in a message to me.

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    User benchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10977437


  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 932Member Seasoned Specialist
    sri369 said:
    XdxD said:
    Shall I use your settings exactly as in the pictures above?
    Yes, you could try starting with them. They did work for me.
    Will try and report then.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,746ACE Pathfinder
    XdxD said:
    sri369 said:
    XdxD said:
    Shall I use your settings exactly as in the pictures above?
    Yes, you could try starting with them. They did work for me.
    Will try and report then.
    I would suggest creating a new power plan out of balanced or power saver and then making these changes to CPU power settings.
    Karma...
    LIKE - if helpful
    ACCEPT - if helped resolve
    ---------
    I am not an Acer employee.
    Your issue could get better coverage and more answers if posted in forums than in a message to me.

    ---------
    User benchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10977437


  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 932Member Seasoned Specialist
    sri369 said:
    XdxD said:
    sri369 said:
    XdxD said:
    Shall I use your settings exactly as in the pictures above?
    Yes, you could try starting with them. They did work for me.
    Will try and report then.
    I would suggest creating a new power plan out of balanced or power saver and then making these changes to CPU power settings.
    OK
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
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