2019 Razer Blade 17

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  1. Angrybot

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    It's almost certainly because of Max-Q:
    - In custom mode, if you set CPU power to "low", GPU goes back to 100w. Obviously there's no point in actually using it that way, but the results are interesting.
    - If you disable Max-Q on the settings menu, no impact on "balanced" mode settings but in custom mode GPU power is now 90w no matter what the CPU power setting is.

    Edit: it seems to be based on actual CPU power consumption. In "low" mode, if the CPU is turbobosting GPU power is limited to 90W. If you leave CPU on "high" but limit CPU power consumption enough some other way, you can get the GPU power back up to 100W.
     
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    Hi,

    I have a question: do all four fans always run? Can it be that the high-frequency noises come from the small front-fans? Has anyone pulled this small fans off?
    Currently I haven`t a Razer Blade Pro 17. Otherwise I would test it myself.
     
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    Went and tried it w/ fans manually set to 3500 RPM. I could not hear a difference between the two (the high pitched tone was still there).

    My guess is the two little fans only move a small fraction of the air that the big ones do, and may even be spinning slower - so less noise.
     
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    Thank you.
    Anyway, 3500 is too much...
    I will test it myself, I ordered it.
     
  5. Angrybot

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    The answer will be the same at any speed. I picked that speed because it was loud enough to make the results obvious.
     
  6. amihail91

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    You could achieve "full power" with less fans on if you just open the laptop and pull the smaller fans power cable out ...
     
  7. Silentfan

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    Yes, I will do that. I will give feedback.
    I assume you haven't done it yet. Otherwise you could say more.
     
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    I have - it works and the laptop boots fine.
     
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    Ah ok. And now there are less high-frequency noises?
     
  10. amihail91

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    Yeah, those 2 little ones drove me insane. I used to have a RB15 without those fans.
     
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