Laptop doing things backwards - intel HD boost clocks

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  1. xXxMemerxXx

    xXxMemerxXx Newbie

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    Hi

    I recently installed Windows 10 on my Sony VAIO 13 (i5-4200U, 4GB ram, 128GB SSD) and everything works great except for one thing. The Intel graphics seem to think it's opposite day.

    When idle on desktop in any setting other than performance sits at 600mhz and the full 1000mhz in performance mode. It never goes to 200mhz as it should.

    That is until you put any 3D load on it, then it decides it's time to go to 200-300mhz (even in performance mode). Temperatures are low (65C max during benchmark) Has anyone seen this before/ have any suggestions? I've installed and re-installed drivers.
     
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    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    I had something similar on my i-7 8750h/gtx-1060 laptop. The CPU would idle at 4GHz (max turbo) and as soon as I put heavy load on it, it would throttle down to 2.2GHz (max non turbo setting). I changed and reset everything I could in power plans etc. until it kind of fix itself, but I changed so many things at the same time I don't know what did the trick. My guess is something is messed up in Win10.
    Try to monitor everything with program like HWinfo, or XTU and see if you're not throttling on max power, max amp or unstable voltage, if you don't, it's probably Win10 and it's power plans and that's where I would start looking.
     
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