Overclocking Profiles Per Game & Power Limits Unlock For R4 17 K-Series

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by tetraguy, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Niarus

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    Will repeat the request. Post the source code of the tool somewhere, please.
     
  2. Pete Light

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    XTU is buggy as hell. I tried to use it for like 6 months then gave up and learned how to use Throttlestop instead. The settings in XTU don't stick properly and got randomly reset for me. Also some of the settings it provides just don't work whereas in Throttlestop they work everytime 100% (and you have a lot more settings to be able to tweak)

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    Hm, how do you change PL1\PL2 and IccMax in TS?
     
  4. Papusan

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    Probably on older bios version:D
     
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    I was on older versions (1.0.5, 1.0.8, 1.1.8) too, didn't work well either. Maybe he sets it in bios itself.
     
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    Throttlestop powerlimit control stopped working after bios 1.0.8 because on that revision Dell added the support for their overclocking software "OC Controls" which is 100% based on XTU sdk
     
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    They added OC software support in v1.1.6, but again, even v1.0.5 wasn't working with TS well.
     
  8. Pete Light

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    Exactly, i set it once in BIOS and never have to touch it again

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    An old thread and would like to ask (will be doing google searches after I post this)

    1) do we know how the BIOS in non-performance mode locks PL1=45W and PL2=90W and you cannot change it from Windows no matter what?

    2) Has Intel published libraries and an API for messing with all those settings ? (overclock profiles, fan profiles and curves, foldback or normal throttles etc)

    3) Has Dell published the API for controlling the fans ?
     
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    1. Not sure I understand the question but no, it just locks those values from being changed
    2. Not as far as I'm aware, @Papusan may know
    3. Nope Alienware have not done this recently unfortunately. You can override this with using Fan Control within HWINFO but I found it was dangerously buggy when I tried over a year ago. Not tried it since though!
     
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