Newbies, Use ThrottleStop over XTU

Newbies, Use ThrottleStop over XTU

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HowShameless

I just bought a new AW15 R4 with the i7-8750H processor. It hit 100*C max temp right out of the box so I wanted to try undervolting CPU (first time messing about with settings).

A bunch of Youtubers were recommending intel XTU but I had issues undervolting with XTU and the changes I made were reset each time the computer rebooted so I opted for ThrottleStop instead.

All problems solved using ThrottleStop. Give ThrottleStop a try if you are having issues with XTU. Seems to be much better. Make sure you follow a good video guide when making changes!

I was able to get my max temps down from 100*C to about 83*C!!!!!

 

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elpitaya

Hello, well I´ve used intel XTU and undervolted up to -125 max, because if you undervolt more your CPU becomes unstable and finally crashes..

A few comments, if your laptop is fairly new sent it to dell and they should replace your thermals as 100°C is too much for a new laptop, also if you're undervolting you're safe as long as your laptop isn't crashing..

 

I hope that helps!!

Alienware 15 R3 i7-6820HK @4.1Ghz GTX 1070, 8 Gb DDR4 @2400, 512 GB SSD + 1 TB @7200 RPM

HowShameless

elpitaya said:

Hello, well I´ve used intel XTU and undervolted up to -125 max, because if you undervolt more your CPU becomes unstable and finally crashes..

A few comments, if your laptop is fairly new sent it to dell and they should replace your thermals as 100°C is too much for a new laptop, also if you're undervolting you're safe as long as your laptop isn't crashing..

 

I hope that helps!!

elpitaya said:

Hello, well I´ve used intel XTU and undervolted up to -125 max, because if you undervolt more your CPU becomes unstable and finally crashes..

A few comments, if your laptop is fairly new sent it to dell and they should replace your thermals as 100°C is too much for a new laptop, also if you're undervolting you're safe as long as your laptop isn't crashing..

 

I hope that helps!!

I have it undervolted -0.125 V using ThrottleStop. No crashes, idle temps high 40s-low 50s and under load, about 83*C max. Maybe closer to 90*C if I run it for a long time but for now those numbers aren't bad....may decide to just repaste in the future but I don't think it's bad enough to send back.


elpitaya

psh_moshii said:
 

I have it undervolted -0.125 V using ThrottleStop. No crashes, idle temps high 40s-low 50s and under load, about 83*C max. Maybe closer to 90*C if I run it for a long time but for now those numbers aren't bad....may decide to just repaste in the future but I don't think it's bad enough to send back.

Yeah my gaming laptop tends to get super hot in some specific games, like CSGO, The Witcher, Dark souls, give it a try and monitor those temps, I will repaste mine soon also. Already sent it to Dell and they replaced the MOBO maybe 1 yr ago, good luck!

Alienware 15 R3 i7-6820HK @4.1Ghz GTX 1070, 8 Gb DDR4 @2400, 512 GB SSD + 1 TB @7200 RPM