GPU thermal throttling on clevo notebook: fix needed

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Kunal Shrivastava, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Kunal Shrivastava

    Kunal Shrivastava Newbie

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    Hi guys, I am the proud owner of a Clevo p775dm3-g notebook purchased from azom.systems (authorized Clevo reseller in India, Model rebranded as Azom Legion-17.3 inches). Here are my specs:

    Core i7 7700 (non-K version): undervolted by 110 mv and turbo boost disabled in BIOS- machine uses prema mod BIOS.
    GTX 1080: undervolted by 100 mv on all frequency steps using MSI afterburner voltage/frequency curve editor. clocks are untouched.
    16 GB DDR4: Cant remember clocks.
    1440p 120 Hz screen: No tinkering done to refresh rate.

    CPU has been delidded and repaste has been done on both CPU/GPU dies with gallium based TIM-Coolaboratory liquid ultra if I recall correctly.

    My issue is GPU hitting max temp limit of 90 degrees while playing DOOM and framerate drops from 110 avg to mid 60s-70s with horrible stuttering- this is thermal throttling for sure.

    System was running beautifully after repaste at 86 degrees max/ 77 degrees average at 100 percent fan speed. A month later I decided to see how much further I could push the system and ended up undervolting the CPU/GPU and RAM even further. The RAM undervolting part didnt work as well as I'd hoped, and I ended up resetting the BIOS to undo everything and reapply the previous setting (-110 for CPU with turbo boost disabled.)

    I noticed that immediately after BIOS reset, both my CPU and GPU temps were 5-10 degrees higher even with the undervolt/underclock applied. Also, I think the fans were a bit louder before I reset the BIOS which leads me to believe that for some reason the fans are now capped at 80% max fan speed. There doesnt seem to be a fan speed selector in the BIOS or anywhere else so I cant say for sure whether this is a fan related issue or something else.Before the reset I could override the BIOS setting and set the fans to 100% by pressing fn+1, could I have done something to that setting after resetting the BIOS ? I dont think I have damaged the CPU or GPU as temps are holding fairly steady at 90-91 degrees and laptop doesn't shut down while gaming.

    If I have overlooked something or if anyone reading this has any solution help would be greatly appreciated.
    All settings/drivers/windows version/app version are exactly the same before and after BIOS reset.
     
  2. Chastity

    Chastity Company Representative

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    Grab the Fan Controller from Obsidian-PC and see what it reports.
     
  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    What does your thermal paste pattern look like?
     
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  4. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I feel LM has gone dry which might be the reason you're seeing high temps for no reason. Since you have a delidded CPU you can try standard paste on CPU and GPU instead of LM if you're afraid of LM leaks.
     
  5. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Worth checking it out and taking a look.
     
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