780M SLI Throttle [M18xR2]

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by ssj92, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. TheCodeBreaker

    TheCodeBreaker 7H3 1337

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    just curious, does this throttling issue affect the Alienware 18.
    im running the latest nvidia drivers, and on 3dm11 i get 15K on GPU, 9K CPU, 12.9K overall
    if I use 345.20, would it scale up? also when OC'd? Because I did notice that it didnt scale much when overclocked.
     
  2. ssj92

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    According to @Mr. Fox it also affected AW18.

    Actually....now that I think about it, this did affect my friend's AW18 as well, which is where my cards are from.

    I'm not sure if the M18xR2 trick will work for 18 but the older drivers should restore performance.
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    And Azor with Dell and Alienware did nothing! To fix it.
     
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  4. M18x-oldie

    M18x-oldie Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah, why care when you can make $$??

    $$ makes the world go round...

    *sigh*
     
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  5. ssj92

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    Honestly, 780M SLI is still very relevent, especially in games that support SLI. I didn't realize back then when all these cards were new, how powerful they really were.

    This is my final upgrade to the M18xR2 and I'll be keeping it like this until it dies.
     
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  6. M18x-oldie

    M18x-oldie Notebook Evangelist

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    Me too, will be keeping my m17x/m18x. For me they stil serve well, have enough power for what I'm doin with them, a lil bit gaming, surfing and a lil bit of tweaking every now and then.
     
  7. M18x-oldie

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    So I went looking and found this setting, must be this one to change, correct?
     

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    Yup that's the one!
     
  9. M18x-oldie

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    Ok, so I did the switch and back to PEG and then ran FS, I skipped the CPU tests as it tends to peak 90s now, need to check that afterwards.

    FS, stock: 10282 GPU points
    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/38151236?
     
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    When you run the test, can you check using something like MSI Afterburner w/on screen display to see if the GPU clocks ever go down during benchmark?

    Also have you tried 975mV or 950mV?
     
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