Throttlestop, XTU and CCC?

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  1. Ramsey66

    Ramsey66 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello everyone!

    I hope I am not asking a question that's been asked before. I did search around but didn't find it.

    I made the mistake of installing the CCC from clevo's website and this led to the bug with XTU and the fan profiles. I'm just about to reset everything and reinstall with the obsidian tool, and I was wondering if I do install the CCC with the XTU option switched off can I still use XTU to undervolt or will this result in a problem? Also, would you guys recommend XTU or throttlestop in general?

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Ramsey66 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi All,

    So just to be clear, what I was referring to was a bug that sometimes occurs if you install the Clevo Control Centre with the Extreme Tuning Utility option enabled. Some other users have noticed that this results in the fans going crazy. Indeed that happened to me.

    I then uninstalled, flashed everything, and now I'm using throttlestop. The fans are certainly much better.

    However, I was wondering if I could go back to using XTU rather? Would that result in the same conflict?
     
  3. Prema

    Prema Little BIOS Mod

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    Older revisions of CCC came bundled with bugged Intel XTU code, which has since been updated with version 5.1.1.51+.
    So using at a minimum that version or latest XTU should no longer cause any FAN related issues.
     
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    Ramsey66 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks so much! I appreciate the help :) It's my first time playing around with these things.

    Your wording suggests the XTU is still perhaps not the best way to go? (For someone with the stock bios). Would you perhaps recommend Throttlestop rather?

    The reason I was slightly more interested in XTU was that I'm trying to figure out how to use the undervolt across OSs.

    Thanks!
     
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    Prema Little BIOS Mod

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    You should be able to undervolt in stock BIOS just fine. In fact it should already force a 50mV- on it's own on your P6 platform.
     
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    Ramsey66 Notebook Enthusiast

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    There certainly don't seem to be any options in the bios itself. It seems software like throttlestop or XTU is required?

    Am I wrong about this?
     
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    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    I recommend using ThrottleStop rather than XTU whenever possible. I would not recommend using XTU if ThrottleStop works correctly.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Easier to use and wrong settings do not get saved to the BIOS. ThrottleStop settings do not require a reboot as some changes do with XTU. XTU Service can be removed and that just extra overhead bloat nobody needs choking things, especially if their system is already sort of wimpy to begin with. ThrottleStop has no telemetry filth like XTU.
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Xtu is a nice monitoring platform for the CPU however.
     
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