HP Spectre x360

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  1. gadgetrants

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    (1) Go to Control Panel -> Power Options

    (2) Go to the active/selected power plan and click on "Change plan settings"

    (3) Click on "Change advanced power settings"

    (4) Make sure the plan you want is selected in the drop-down menu, and scroll down to "Processor power management"

    (5) The middle option is "System cooling policy"

    -Matt
     
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    From the very brief time I've had with the laptop I did notice the fan spinning up on what you'd think would be a fairly trivial task (running JScreenFix in the unsuccessful attempt to fix the stuck pixel my unit had). It was never super obnoxious, though I'm used to my Clevo's louder fans (although you do get to have some control over custom profiles with the P651SG, which would be great to see in all laptops with fans).

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    Hey Guys,

    I have the Spectre x360 13-4101dx model and noticed that chrome is not as smooth as edge when scrolling. It's super choppy and makes for a painful browsing experience. I took @gadgetrants advice and installed Adblock but its still pretty bad.

    Anyone know how to rectify this?

    Also, I've noticed that my battery life and overall performance seem "off" given the specs of this model. Not sure if I have a lemon or maybe there are a few drivers I am missing but I'm hoping its the latter.

    Has anyone else been getting battery life around 5-6 hours and not anywhere near the spec'd 12.5 hours.

    Would love to hear other experiences out there.
     
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    It's Chrome's problem. I get the same on my new Acer netbook. Edge is smoother than Chrome at scrolling, yet freezes more on heavy websites due to no adblock being available yet. Can't win either way. Extension support for Edge can't come soon enough!

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    Hmmm, I wish I could explain why but I'm not having any issues with scrolling in Chrome. Now admittedly it was pretty spotty with my previous laptop (which is even harder to explain, since it was a better CPU) but so far I've only noticed one website (southwest.com) that's giving me any trouble.

    -Matt
     
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    Thank you Matt, just changed the settings, will see how it goes.
     
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    I kinda experience this on chrome as well but not on all websites. Some sites are buttery smooth on scrolling but others are kinda choppy-ish but its still useable.
     
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    I can report back that upon changing from 'power saving' to the hp recommended power plan (both plans using the passive cooling setting), the hp plan will increase the cpu multiplier above 8x which will lead to the fan getting a bit obnoxious under moderate load, while the power saving mode seems to lock down the multiplier at 8x.

    I will keep playing around - might see if there is a balanced plan and what that results in on passive mode.

    Or see what Throttlestop can do..

    I just wish we had more control over the throttle or fan.
     
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    I don't think you'll ever get the manufacturer specified battery length. It's the absolute best case scenario. I think the general expectation for an i7 FHD model is around 9 hours on normal usage, 30-40% brightness, and on a power plan (give or take an hour).

    My first full charge got me only about 5-6 hours, but following charges got me to 8-9 hours.
     
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    Thanks ^^^ that's helpful input. I was hoping for ~9 hours but for the first few weeks powercfg was estimating 6-7. Now that I've upgraded to Win 10 things are somewhat worse (4-5) BUT I haven't given it much time. I suspect after a few more charge cycles I'll see better numbers. Also, I should add that I'm an 80% brightness kinda guy, which I guess means I'll never see 8-9 hours unless I can learn to live with 30-40%! :mad:

    -Matt
     
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