The ThrottleStop Guide

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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Not the big performance differences. Don't put so much trust in the Maxon OpenGL benchmarks. Have always beeen flawed. Use the settings who give you best temp. Switch to the other settings or decrease your undervolt if you later can see stability issues.

    Btw... Have you tested with other voltage settings? As for example -90 / -100mV for both core and Cashe.
     
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  2. magnetoeric

    magnetoeric Notebook Enthusiast

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    I did run every test possible with ts bench and prime95. Along with testing few games, i found the stable undervolt for my laptop. I'm currently running -160mv on core and -140 on cache. In my case, having more uv on core reduced power consumption and temperatures by a little margin than having matching uv with cache. Sadly the disable and lock power limits setting didn't have any effect, maybe coz they're locked by acer? It's not that necessary to me though, since i use lower multipliers while gaming. Once again, thank you so much for this amazing piece of software :)
     
  3. Garcia98

    Garcia98 Notebook Enthusiast

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    @unclewebb I've noticed that when the clock modulation box is checked the CPU usage of TS goes from 0.02% to 0.13% and the results on Cinebench are ~10 points lower (from 683 to 673).
    I suppose that's caused due to TS being constantly writing to the clock modulation MSR to make sure it is at the set value, is there any chance of making this feature less impactful (or aggresive) on the CPU performance in the future? Thank you :)
     
  4. Jdpurvis

    Jdpurvis Notebook Evangelist

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    I could be wrong, but I do not think you need to have the Clock Modulation button checked if you are using Speedshift.
    Joe
     
  5. Garcia98

    Garcia98 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nah, clock modulation is not related to Speed Shift.

    According to Intel documentation clock modulation throttling should only be used as a last resort method to cool the CPU. In my case when DPTF is enabled clock modulation won't go below 100 as DPTF throttles the power when the temps are high.
    But when I disable DPTF, clock modulation throttling appears whenever the system is a bit hot and it won't go away long time after it has cooled down.
     
  6. unclewebb

    unclewebb ThrottleStop Author

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    Dell has long been a fan of using clock modulation throttling. If you are interested in the early days of Dell and clock modulation throttling, here is a 24 MB pdf download that tells all. This document is what originally motivated me to write TS.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tDRwD215OkMyx9BzTQRq1esBOXJrC4Dw

    Anyway, there is already a hidden option within TS so you can adjust the frequency that TS checks the clock modulation and set multiplier registers. In the ThrottleStop.INI config file you can add this line.

    TimerInterval=1000

    That line tells TS to check these registers every 1000 ms which is every second. The available range is 4 ms to 1000 ms. Default value is a secret. Play around with that value and hopefully you can come up with a better compromise that is right for your laptop.
     
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  7. UNFORSWEATABLE

    UNFORSWEATABLE Notebook Enthusiast

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    I set the TDP Level Control to 2 from the 0 and I "Lock" it. My question is, how can I unlock it? I already reboot my laptop but the "Lock" and the "TDP Level Control" is grayed out.
     
  8. DannyStarr

    DannyStarr Newbie

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    Hi there, I'm quite new to this site. I'm trying to get Dual IDA mode to work via Throttlestop on my XPS M1730 with C2D T9500. I have tried disabling SpeedStep In BIOS, but no matter what I do, the multiplier is locked to 6x in Throttlestop. My goal is to get both cores running at 2.8Ghz.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  9. unclewebb

    unclewebb ThrottleStop Author

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    Welcome to NBR!

    Are you using the Windows High Performance power profile? Is Set Multiplier checked and set to the maximum value? Enable SpeedStep in ThrottleStop and then right click on ThrottleStop and there should be an enable Dual IDA menu option. Select that. Make sure your laptop is fairly idle and if you get lucky, it will enter Dual IDA mode. SpeedStep will then be disabled and the CPU should be locked to the highest IDA multiplier.

    It has been years since I have used Dual IDA so hopefully it still works. Post some screenshots so I can have a look.
     
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  10. ananas

    ananas Notebook Guru

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    Trying to update from 8.50 to 8.70.6. When I replace the exe and try to run it I get two errors: mfc120.dll was not found and MSVCR120.dll was not found. Running on LTSC 2019. Should I even bother to update or is 8.50 just as good from a stability/performance perspective?
     
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