Laptop power needs

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  1. ng80092a

    ng80092a Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've seen this laptop Tongfang GM7MG0R has an RTX 3060 with 115W + 15W of dynamic boost.

    Together with 45W of CPU, it amounts to 175 W.

    However the laptop power adapter has 180W only, how is this enough for all the elements to function?

    Can someone provide information on the safety/reliability of use on this?
     
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    JRE84 Notebook Virtuoso

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    175w<180w so yes

    manufactures are not stupid
     
  3. Ifrin

    Ifrin Notebook Evangelist

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    What about other components (Screen, Mobo, RAM, Disk, WiFi ) they need power too.
    @ng80092a
    My MSI (i7 10750H, RTX 3060 115+15W) came with 230W power adapter, 180W under full load may not be enough and laptop can drain battery.
    Check with your seller, maybe they offer 230/240W replacement.
     
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    JRE84 Notebook Virtuoso

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    i think they throw all that into consideration..

    i have been gaming on laptops for 20 years and not once has the power supply been short...they have laptops that drain battery at the same time and thats what we have here its not uncommon nor an issue as it drains slowly...my msi laptop used battery while gaming on ac...good for a 4 hour session..

    if not...


    no idea never seen this
     
  5. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Virtuoso

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/Alienware/comments/8j1jj8/battery_draining_while_plugged_in_when_playing/

    yeah if you get a bigger power supply it looks like it wont also drain the battery
     
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    does this mean it would throttle? im learning too :p
     
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    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    Maybe. All I'm aware of off the top of my head is they also had to steal power from the battery to maintain performance under load. I guess eventually when the battery went to zero there might be power throttling. I'm just left wondering why they release them in that state. I suppose nearly all of their customers would not experience this, and also not even be aware of it when buying since they aren't by and large the niche community that consumes all these things. I mean It's gotta be not harming sales and profits or they wouldn't continually keep releasing products with this issue.
     
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    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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    Many buying the brand name. If it works correctly or not doesn’t matter.
     
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    Tongfang does love their small power supplies. Mine came with a 230 and it gets very hot; enough so that an early demise wouldn't surprise in the slightest. Eluktronics swears the stock supply will hold up but my thinking is an old 330 I've got in the closet is the backup plan I'm fully expecting to implement.
     
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