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  1. So, this was fixed by using the Power mode slider when left clicking the battery Icon in windows 10 and setting it at the middle. The fact this secondary slider exists is astonishing, and the fact it overrides the main energy settings in the control panel is beyond astonishing! Anyways, I guess this is now solved.
  2. I can only imagine lowering the frequency would also achieve this to some extent, but I see what you mean. I've set it down to 5% and it still doesn't go below base, I'm out of ideas but I'll keep trying I guess
  3. It is set to balanced already, and all of the CPU directives in the settings are set to the same for plugged in and on battery in the advanced energy settings. My laptop doesn't have any "Power saver" mode either.
  4. So, I have noticed that my laptop will both run cooler AND quieter while running on battery alone, while performance is very much the same, even on games. I've realized this happens because the CPU will vary it's clock speed as low as 0.9Ghz at times, and only go up a bit when necesary. When it's plugged in, it'll always run at the base speed of 2.8Ghz, even if cpu usage is near zero, causing the temps to go up anyways and the fans to ramp up. For example, playing WOW Classic on battery caused the CPU to run at 65°c as the CPU clock was staying within 1.1 and 1.4Ghz, fans very quiet too. Once I plugged it in, that went up closer to 75°c, with the CPU running always at 2.8Ghz as stated above, and the fans ramping up a fair bit. In both cases the game ran capped at 60fps with exactly the same graphic settings. How can I allow the computer to vary the CPU clock while plugged in, just like it does while on battery? So far I've tried playing around with Energy settings, set the minimum processor speed to 5% just like it was already set on "On battery", didn't change anything. Not that it matters, but just in case, this is an Asus ROG GL553VD
  5. Hello, I have an Asus ROG GL553VD gaming laptop with hybrid graphics (it switches between either Intel igpu or dedicated graphics depending on the workload.) it is my understanding that the dedicated gpu goes to sleep when being unused, but today in MSI Afterburner I noticed the following. On the left side of the graphs we can see when I was playing a game, that is perfectly normal. On the right side however after I was done playing the game and watching youtube, you can see the gpu constantly toggling on and off. My guess is that there's an application asking for gpu time every that lapse of time and getting the dedi graphics for some reason. Is this a problem that could affect the length of my gpu's life? If so, how can I solve this? EDIT: Before someone asks, it's not firefox. According to task manager, Firefox is using GPU 0 (the Intel one), nothing is using GPU 1 as far as I can see
  6. I will be very happy if I can get at least 3 years out of this machine. Does that sound feasible for this machine?
  7. Hello, I recently decided to buy a gaming laptop as I couldn't really justify spending enough cash in computers to have a laptop and a proper PC separately. I ended up buying an Asus ROG GL553VD, apparently a "budget" laptop, and while I'm happy with it so far I have two questions about it. The first question is about temperatures. What are the normal operating temperatures for a gaming laptop of this kind? Playing TES Skyrim at 1080p max I've found the CPU to normally heat up at 75 or even 80°c in some parts of the map, despite it being a relatively old game. The same happens with CS:GO with the frame limiter at 120fps, despite CS:GO also being relatively old. Are these temperatures normal for a gaming laptop? They seemed a bit too high to me. Would it be wise to limit the framerate to 60 to have lower temperatures? I'd like this computer to last me as long as it can. As for the second question, what are the dangers of updating the BIOS? Will this mess with my warranty? I've seen there's a new 3.0.8 bios available for the GL553VD, the one I have has 3.0.6. Would it even be worth the risk upgrading it? I have a version with a i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 and 12gb of ram, no ssd, only a 1tb HGST hdd. I was unable to find this exact configuration on any online review, so it might be a regional version only sold in south america. Thanks for your help beforehand.