This. I do find it VERY hard to believe that the EC has a programmed 62W power limit (probably 62, not 60) rather than a Bios default. Because 62W is the default long power limit for 7820HK if using "Default" power limit of 45W (if power limit override are disabled), with 28 seconds burst time allowed, before it reverts back to 45W, and 7700HQ CPU is hard set to 62W power limit for 28 seconds, then reverts back to 45W after, until load stops. So we need to see what's going on. As well as what Throttlestop shows in Limit Reasons, and your TPL settings as well. However it IS possible, because in your default Bios, the power limit overrides were disabled, rather than set to 45W. If EVGA actually set an EC controlled PECI power limit of 60W instead of setting it through the Bios....well...this...is...the ABSOLUTE WORST CANCER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. If you are using Throttlestop and you installed it originally fresh, TS may have "captured" the original MMIO power limits and may be set to 60W. In that case, just change Package Power Long and package power short to 200 manually in Throttlestop. We "may" be able to test this btw. Go into CPU VR settings, IA Core domain, go to IMON OFFSET, set a negative (-) IMON offset of -31999. This will cause a CPU to report about 20% lower power consumption than it's actually really using. Then if Throttlestop shows PL1 throttling at something weird like 48W rather than 60W, then we know the EC is doing something to you. (if you're able to use "more" power than before, with the power reported lower than 60W, with no throttling under 60W, then you at least gain something).