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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Motherboard
    ASROCK A320
  • RAM
    16 GB
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • Case
    InWin101 Black
  • Storage
    500 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD
  • PSU
    750 Watt
  • Display(s)
    Touchscreen Planar
  • Cooling
    Regular Air Cooling
  • Keyboard
    HyperX Alloy FPS Pro
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    An Odd Occurrence.

    True to that. BIOS was always up to date, but I really have to assume it was manufacturer interference with cooling and other such.
  2. A few posts ago, I noted that my HP Spectre x360 would have its fans constantly on, it would get incredibly hot, and it would never go into lower clock speeds. Now, the i7-8565u processor in my HP Spectre x360 finally decided to be able to go into lower c-states and throttle a lot less. I'm not even sure what caused it, but I know something was definitely wrong. When first checking with throttlestop and task viewer, CPU 0 would always run at 100%. The others would follow behind when plugged in. I am close to believing that this was a manufacturer issue, and my laptop was unable to go into deeper c-states, included with its CPU speeds running at high constantly. I question if HP managed to do something to mess with the CPU, or was this just a small issue that was not supposed to happen by any means? Either way, as a shout out to anyone else who might have had this issue, or still has this issue, check if your cpu is running core 0 at 100% all the time, and if your c-states don't enable or go to deeper levels. In addition, battery life is now terrific with this device because it can go to those deeper c-states. Genuinely confused and intrigued about all the process I had to go through, only to find that the machine may have fixed its own self, or if I may have done something that I do not even remember.
  3. Hello. On my HP Spectre x360, the keyboard no longer lights up after I use the touchpad. I switched to a microsoft precision driver, and I know that's the issue, but is there a way to re-route the keyboard lighting function when using the touchpad? As a notice- both the keyboard and touchpad work. I changed the touchpad driver because Synaptics wasn't that great.
  4. Did a bit of research and realized that was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much, and it was definitely fun to experiment with TPL if I want to keep the battery life beyond my personal expectations. I managed to set the boost to 4.0 without it overheating or doing any sort of nonsense. Perfect for if I need to do intensive works. Once again, thanks!
  5. I would like to learn about the turbo ratio though. Never saw that. Speaking of undervolting, always bluescreens due to possibly HP management and such. Never saw it as an easy changeable system. Do you mind linking me to an explanation of turbo ratio adjusting? That may be what I was looking for, but the TPL management is still a huge boost in battery / thermals. Seems to do the same thing as undervolting for me. Edit Because I didn't want to double post; THANK YOU for the turbo ratio acknowledgment. Exactly what I was looking for, but the TPL management somehow does pull ahead in battery management! I could technically combine them both, but thanks a lot.
  6. Hey. The easiest way I found to manage things was actually this. I can quickly apply a different TPL if need be for something intensive. Though, the method I use helps quite a bit with thermal throttling. Anyone can do whatever, but I saw just adjusting that one number to be easiest for me.
  7. I had recently got an HP Spectre x360 13 [gem cut] and noticed, like most everyone, that they do run hot and that their fans kick on immediately. HP Command center does not manage the cpu well, and the windows slider is only alright. Also, when plugged in, it manages to reach 4.2-5 GHz constantly. Wasting potential charge and also making it run incredibly hot. The solution I found was with throttlestop. Doing a lot of testing, I ended up not overclocking or using undervolting- but changing the total TPL. Throttlestop - TPL - PP0 Current Limit: I chose 40 as a base for a "performance", but not "overheating" set. It gets up to about 80 degrees celsius running at 4.2 GHz when HP Command is set to recommended, Battery Slider is at high performance, and everything else is enabled. When running a benchmark, it loses NO performance because it doesn't thermal throttle at around 87-90 degrees celsius, though it does power throttle: 2.6-3.5 GHz constant. Battery life lasted a casual 8-10 hours with this setting. When plugged in or unplugged, it ran the same way- unless you use the windows slider and set to "better battery". [It makes the clock less]. I chose 24 as a base for "snappy performance" and "cool comfort" set. It averages 64-70 degrees celsius running at 3.5-4 GHz when everything it set to normal: HP Command set to recommended, battery slider at high performance. When running a benchmark, it actually does a little better at 2.8-3.5GHz constant at around 80-84 degrees celsius. Battery life lasts 12 hours easily for me with this. When plugged in or unplugged, it ran the same way- unless you use the windows slider and set to "better battery". [It makes the clock less]. In summary, the best option to keep your HP Spectre x360 13 gem cut cool is to set the Total Power Limit [pp0] to 40 or 24 depending on what you are looking for. Testing Summary: Max Performance: 46 pp0 current limit - 4.3 GHz constant - 3.5 Benchmark Max Thermal: 24 pp0 current limit - 3.5 to 4.1 GHz constant - 3.6 Benchmark. Max medium: 32 pp0 current limit - 4.0 GHz constant - 3.2 Benchmark. Hope this helps anyone with an HP Spectre x360 13 gem cut, or maybe even others who think their ultrabook is thermally incapable.

    RGB Fans + Motherboard.

    Hello. I am looking into buying a motherboard with 6 fans (RGB). The current case I have is an InWin 101. In summary, I am looking for a good/great motherboard with good/great RGB fans. - My budget is not so limited. - Hopefully not too loud? I also do not understand how one "4 RGB fan splitter" on a motherboard can change or manage 6 fans? Thanks for the help.
  9. Once again, I am making a post asking about tech stuff. Now, I am looking into a new motherboard for my: Inwin101 case, AMD Ryzen CPU, and AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU. Also 8x4 GB RAM modules. Looking for a case that: > Supports my Case, CPU, and GPU > Has 4 RAM slots > Works with AMD CPU’s > Has an OK I/O Any suggestions? (Budget: $100)

    Upgrading / Changing my PC.

    I’m re-looking at the chart above, and it says that the CPU is “too weak”? To shorten this up, if I were to keep my GPU (RADEON 580), what could/should I jump to with a Ryzen cpu?

    Upgrading / Changing my PC.

    If I were to switch CPU and GPU, though what would you recommend? not on A tight budget, and I live in Washington And, yes, I am OK with waiting for anything .

    Upgrading / Changing my PC.

    Gotcha, thanks. I’ll look to upgrade when possible ^^
  13. I recently bought a PC from SkyTechGaming, and I am looking into further upgrades. I only really play Destiny 2 and do normal work on this machine. Currently Case: InWin101 Case (Black) Motherboard: ASROCK A320M RAM: 16 GB GPU: AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB) CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 PSU: 750 Watt SSD: WD 500GB SSD HDD: 1 TB What I think I may do: Replace my CPU with a Ryzen 5 1600 or so. What I’m asking: What do I need to change? Would a Ryzen 5 1600 be good, or is there something better? Is anything bottlenecking each other?