Hacking Aero Control Center Fan Settings

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  1. CocoLoco

    CocoLoco Notebook Guru

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    I am finding the fan control options of my new Aero 17 just awful. I want it quiet - like no fan running - when I am doing lightweight stuff. The quiet profile handles this nicely. HOWEVER, it also throttles the CPU. So when using it, for all practical purposes I have a 2.5 Ghz laptop, no 4.1. What I do mostly is write code on it. Writing code works fine in quiet mode. But compiling - which I do every minute or two sometimes -- needs speed. Otherwise it takes way, way too long.

    I have tried the other settings. "Normal" never gets below 25% fan speed, even when it is sitting idle. The custom option is even worse. It won't allow you to set it lower than 30%.

    Has anyone found a more flexible solution to address this? On my XPS 15, this was not a concern AT ALL!!! I really can't disable Control Center, as I need the RGB key coloring. Don't know what to do besides get earplugs. :(

    At this point, I am seeing this laptop as a colossal mistake.
     
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    childprotectorofthenight Notebook Consultant

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    Second this! Have you found a solution for this yet?
     
  3. CocoLoco

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    No, nothing yet. I would suggest that you - and everyone - complain to Gigabyte.

    Here is response I got from support yesterday:

    Yes, I see this. So our HQ must limit the CPU so the temperature in Quite mode does not exceed 75C so the fan can be limited to around 41%. I think the only thing would be to expand the Quite mode or have a Quite/Normal mode where the fan would stop if the CPU was under 50C but the other curve would be more like the normal fan curve. Then the CPU would be allow to go above 75C. I agree with you, think the easiest would be to make the Deep Control more flexible and allow the customer to move the points to the full table. The only thing I can do if forward your request to our notebook division in our HQ. They would review the request and decide weather or not to implement this. That is the best I can do. Thank you.

    Best regards,

    Gigabyte Tech Support Team
     
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    childprotectorofthenight Notebook Consultant

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    Do you have their email by any chance? I’ll send them a message similar to yours. That’s ludicrous. How is it the blade and XPS can do just fine but not the Aero on fan curves. Kind of regretting my second oled 15 coming Friday after the first one had issues off the bat
     
  5. CocoLoco

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    I have been in touch with them via https://esupport.gigabyte.com/

    You have to get password, etc. I will say that the support staff is more evolved than many are. I have discussed a couple of issues with them.
     
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    Ahh I came across that page. I just really didn’t want to create an account for an email. I guess I’ll give it a go
     
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    It is fairly painless. Just choose your model, etc.
     
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    I just did and sent them an email detailing what should be done with the fan curve.
     
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    I have had some tentative success -- getting full turbo boost speed while in quiet fan mode. The main thing I believe is to add "processor performance boost mode" to the advanced power settings. Here is registry tweak to do it:

    https://www.geeks3d.com/dl/show/10060

    Say 32 bit but it seems to work fine with 64 bit too.

    The default setting is "Aggressive". This seems to override Gigabyte's limitations which block high speeds in quiet mode. I have seen all cores of 9750h > 4 Ghz... and then when it cools the fans shut off completely. :)

    Another thing I did was to use my own balanced power profile rather than the GB ones. You have to set GB control center to custom or it will keep switching to the GB versions.

    There may be another mode which works better, but I have not wrapped my head around the others yet.

    More to come...
     
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