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About Ocmersh

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  • Birthday 1989-08-28

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  • Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Interests
    Motorcycles, Computers, Guns, Science, Engineering.
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  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    32GB DDR4 2666
  • GPU
    RTX 2080
  • Case
    GE75 9SG
  • Storage
    M.2 Samsung 500GB SSD + 1TB SSD + 1TB SSD
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    42" 4k WasabiMango Display, 17.3 144hz 1080p
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70
  • Mouse
    Blue E-Blue Cobra II 1600DPI
  • Sound
    Sennheiser G4 Gaming Headphones
  • Operating System
  • Laptop
    GE75 9SG-655

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  1. Quick Info: MSI GE75-9SG Laptop, Win10 PRO Until about a month ago I would get 4 - 5 hours of battery life, Now I get less than an hour. CPU is 0-1% usage at idle CPU power (while at idle) is 7 - 10 watts, previously was 0.2 - 1.0 watts at idle. This constant high idle power has tanked my battery life. What i've done: Tried uninstalling Windows updates from the last two months, via admin cmd, and via windows software utility (Two keep reinstalling upon boot, OS wont let me block it: KB4515871 and KB4532693) High power usage exists in Diag mode/safe mode without networking, running only windows services. (No background programs running, hence the low cpu utilization) Re-flashed BIOS. Any input, suggestions, questions or feedback are appreciated. Really frustrating to go from a pretty decent battery life to next to nothing. Thanks.
  2. Wish they would review this laptop. It rocks! Anyone else pick one up? I just got it two weeks ago and am excited about it. Its about 5.8 lbs 1"(ish) thick. A totally different experience than my 17 r5. I can actually tote this thing around! (Note these scores are with LM, and temps get a little toasty. Mid 80's average for combined intensive GPU and CPU loads)
  3. Just tried that and it helped.. I used thinner pads on some sections and laid off the thermal compound on the pads. Got my original offset back, although the boost is still about 50 MHz short. But I can live with that. Thermals are better to for the core, as I removed the tension spring screws and replaced them with standard screws and just finger tightened them.. I wouldn't have thought that little of difference would have mattered. I probably should have left the manufacturers compounds in place. Thanks for the tip.
  4. Better for the CPU. Same for the GPU. They use those crummy retention springs for the GPU so I don't know if I am getting enough pressure. But at the worse. mid 70's under load.
  5. After applying Thermal Grizzily's conductonaught on my gpu I had to replace the thermal compound that Aorus uses on the memory and mosfets on my X7 laptop. They use a thick toothpaste type substance instead of pads. I had some extra thermal pads lying around and tried to make sure that there was no extra pressure on the memory modules or mosfets for the 1070 that is soldered to the mobo, or the voltage control for the cpu. I replaced the compound with a little bit of thermal paste on each module. Now my GPU is boosting alot less, to like 1830 instead of 1970, and wont hold my frequency offset of +135, and now on +100. Any ideas? I thought that if I had damaged something, the results would have been more serious. It was overclocking great right before I did this, now it's "Meh".
  6. Repasted with artic silver 5... didn't have any thermal grizzly left. Didn't change anything with the CPU, however. GPU is still as cool as a cucumber. Well... now I gotta get more screws... nearly stripped the ones there, I wasn't using that much pressure. I don't want to over torque the screws and damage the die... I checked out that review and it looks nice, might make me feel confident enough to use that liquid metal stuff. Right now I am running a stress test at 3.7 GHz, with a - 165 mV offset, hottest core is in the mid-seventies with fans at like 65-70%.
  7. I even ran a sensor test using prime95, this was only with the speed set to 3.5 GHz: Anything feedback would be great. The only explanation I have for the massive disparity between core 1/2 and 1/3 is lack of contact between the die and the cooler... I just don't see how that could be though given that it was performing fine before and I haven't touched it.... (don't have anymore past available atm... otherwise I'd have just reset it.)
  8. I tried TS. And now I am having problems that I just can't explain. I dropped it to 4.0, with a 0 offset, and now I am getting my temp on one core literally pegged at 100C and throttling. I tried switching back to XTU, and it idles in the 30's and then when a load engages it jumps straight to 100C. Any thoughts? (its core 0 in particular). As per my OP, it was working fine... I am wondering if there is lack of contact between the plate and the die... Can the thermal paste shift after placement? I tested it thoroughly and the temps a week ago were pretty consistent.
  9. ROG Strix GL702ZC 8 core 16 thread ryzen laptop. 2500 ish I think.
  10. So i found my Kill A Watt, and during the valley benchmark it was pulling between 180-190 consistently, peak was 200 watts reading from the wall, with over clocks in place. So think power is good, if anything that could be a little extra headroom . I am not sure if there is an efficiency curve to take into account, for example I know that a 900w PSU under peak load will actually pull around 1000w from the wall, as its rating is for what it can put into the system, not pull from the wall. If you treated the adapter the same way and assumed it was 80% efficient, you could say I was actually pulling around 160 watts from the adapter. I remember reading on another forum elsewhere that they use the same 230w brick for the gtx 1080 x7's, and people were complaining because they couldn't overclock them more because it exceeded the 230w limit. It doesn't look like that is the case here. (part of the reason why I went for this one, I was nervous about a 1080 drawing to much power)
  11. Alright ill look into it thanks. That's a good point with the adapter, i've got a kill-a-watt that I can use to test it, its buried around here somewhere lol. I really just love that OCing and optimizing laptops is a thing now. Thanks for your help. Just did a quick check with valley, but ill leave it running overnight tomorrow or tonight to make sure its all stable. But I ran the 18 scene loop, I am hoping messing with a custom curve I can lower the power draw with the same performance.
  12. I use HWinfo, and CPU-Z/GPU-Z, it settles around like 1970mhz -1990mhz with peaks into 2005 mhz or so. Max package power on CPU ive seen is 68watts... even though 230 max watts isn't great, that still leaves 140ish for the gpu and 20ish for everything else. Even the crappy gigabyte "OC panel" was getting the GPU to 1940. Just FYI. Ill loop it on Unigine for awhile, I use the valley one. Maybe I'll leave it running overnight just to be sure. Playing with the curve sounds like that could work well aswell, but right now under full load my GPU is around 65c, or around 73c with fans at like 60%. I tried really hard to get it to 4.3 for the chip, but it just wouldn't have it, I am happy with the 4.1 though. Checking out TS now... seems less intuitive but ill figure it out. XTU is annoying in that it randomly changes your settings... End of the day I still feel like I got an OK chip, and a pretty good GPU
  13. I do use MSI Afterburner. I used the firestrike stress (where it runs it for like 60k frames or something, it takes about a 20 minutes or so) test several times to verify, and haven't had issue thus far, been using this overclock for a month in various games. It was at +155 on clock and +975 on memory, got artifacts every once and awhile so I turned it down a touch. Though I haven't tried custom curves yet, Ill try TS and see if that results in better control. I was disappointed to see that the BIOS on this laptop doesn't offer any OC control.