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j8ggsawt4eatj8ggsawt4eat Posts: 4Member New User
I had recently bought a acer predator i5 8th gen.My laptop was having overheating issues so I tweaked some videos and applied as they did.
Now my temperature is completely normal with no throttling but I am scared that are these safe??
I used Intel XTU and I changes two values:
1. Changed the values of core voltage offset from 0.000V to -0.120V
2. Turbo boost power max from 45W to 15W.
It resulted in normal performance while gaming,but is it safe and please explain me how these things work?

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  • What is the exact model of your notebook? Example an515-51-75kz. Also, I think this topic created by colleague Red-Sand could help you: Red-Sand ThrottleStop Undervolt Profiles Pre-Made
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  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,710ACE Pathfinder
    I had recently bought a acer predator i5 8th gen.My laptop was having overheating issues so I tweaked some videos and applied as they did.
    Now my temperature is completely normal with no throttling but I am scared that are these safe??
    I used Intel XTU and I changes two values:
    1. Changed the values of core voltage offset from 0.000V to -0.120V
    2. Turbo boost power max from 45W to 15W.
    It resulted in normal performance while gaming,but is it safe and please explain me how these things work?

    Your values are within safe limits. Mine has been with -125 for CPU for over an year now.
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  • xapimxapim Posts: 3,099ACE Pathfinder
    edited September 20
    j8ggsawt4eat Youre fine but i would use TS instead sometimes xtu tends to create some incompatibilities in some cases but as it was already said youre just fine if you werent you would be having crashes/bsods due to too much undervolt and if you want to learn more about it follow the links in my signature and join the fb groups


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
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  • j8ggsawt4eatj8ggsawt4eat Posts: 4Member New User
    I have managed to change things according to my usage.One more thing to ask is can I set my maximum core frequency in throttlestop??For eg.if my normal frequnecy range is 2.2 Hz and its 3.8 when turbo so can I set it to 3.0 or something??

    Thanks @xapim @sri369 @egydiocoelho for replying.

  • xapimxapim Posts: 3,099ACE Pathfinder
    Yes you can lock it to whatever speed you want 😊


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,710ACE Pathfinder
    I have managed to change things according to my usage.One more thing to ask is can I set my maximum core frequency in throttlestop??For eg.if my normal frequnecy range is 2.2 Hz and its 3.8 when turbo so can I set it to 3.0 or something??

    Thanks @xapim @sri369 @egydiocoelho for replying.

    As long as you are within the max limits, you are good.
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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


  • j8ggsawt4eatj8ggsawt4eat Posts: 4Member New User
    Ok I understood that it can be done but how to do it??I think so it can be achieved using throttlestop and if yes then how and if no what should I use to achieve???
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,791ACE Pathfinder
    15w power limit is a serious bottleneck to the CPU clock speeds..
    If your system is running OK then you're not playing any heavy games.

    I suggest keeping in mind this change as it will absolutely effect AAA titles performances in the future if you end up playing any.
    - Hotel Hero
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