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  1. Also my voltages when watching them via hardware monitor while running R20 did reflect the undervolt well my base line i believe was around 1.380-1.425 now when running R20 or XTU's stress test my voltages hover around the 1.188-1.265 range so clearly my undervolt worked great I even manage to hold my boost clocks longer baseline saw my clocks dropping down to 3.5ghz while running XTU'S stress test, while running the same stress test now my clocks are closer to 3.72ghz sustained.
  2. Yeah I was thinking about doing that anyway I mean I was thinking about pushing it further maybe towards -0.300mv undervolt because its been about a week now living with a -0.200mv undervolt and the system has been completely rock solid. I just thought I would see bigger gains (or rather reductions) in my thermals and in my battery life although both seem to have been relatively unaffected but I managed a 16% performance increase.
  3. Hey all, so I watched a few videos on youtube about undervolting and how it can actually increase performance while decreasing heat and battery drain. Well I decided why not give it a go so using Intels XTU software I set to work undervolting my Maingear Element. specs are as follows: I7-9750H, 2070MaxQ, 32GB of 2666 memory, and a 1TB intel 660p NVME drive. I started my undervolting by running a 30 minute stress test in XTU to get my baseline temps and clock speeds. Then I let the laptop cool back down for about an hour so that it was back to completely idle. Leaving it in "Redline Gaming" power profile I fired up R20 and gave it a run I got a score of I believe it was like 2345 I then started my undervolting process dropping it -0.010mv everytime. Eventually I got to -0.200mv undervolt and the system was still rock solid stable. I fired up R20 again as with every other drop I would then run R20 to test system stability and temps.(being heatsoaked at that point im sure my temps where destined to be high) However I did manage to get a score of 2633 a 16% Improvement over the Stock performance. I then opened XTU for the final time and ran stress test for 3 hours to validate my undervolt. It passed and here we are. I am now daily driving a laptop with a -0.200mv undervolt applied to the cpu. However system power drain remains rather high for setting it in battery saver or balanced power profiles and when playing games I don't notice a significant drop in temps. However almost everyone on youtube that watched managed to drop their temps in game or in benchmark by 4-5 degrees!! with only -0.050 to -0.100mv undervolt. Did I do something wrong when applying my undervolt? Is there something else I need to do in conjunction with the cpu undervolt? like undervolting the GPU? Should I change out the thermal paste for a higher quality?
  4. I reinstalled and still is doing the same thing when it is fullscreen. If i make it a smaller window it shows up fine.
  5. Yeah they are. Both are 1080p monitors both have 144hz refresh rates. I have it set up as “extend these displays” and when plugged in the samsung monitor is #2 but is the main display.
  6. Hey all some help with chrome. My menu is being cut off when i open chrome on my 27” samsung monitor(plugged into my laptop via HDMI) If i drag a chrome tab over to my laptops display and click on the menu it comes up fine. But if i drag that tab back to the samsung display the menu is cut off again. Any ideas?? I have tried re seating the hdmi cable and making sure the resolutions are correct.
  7. Ando2019

    RGB Effects

    Does anyone know a way to keep aura lighting on the exterior of strix laptops on while the lid is closed and its hooked to an external display?
  8. Yeah I doubled checked that everything was set to be running of the Nvidia card and that the laptops display was disabled when plugged into the monitor, one restart later and it is everything in the UI is running smooth as butter. I just upgraded the Ram last night as well.
  9. There is no USB-C on this model either. It is a Freesync monitor, however after double checking that everything was set to run off the Nvidia card and the refresh rate was set to 120Hz and a restart after making sure the laptops display was disabled while plugged into the monitor everything fixed itself and is running a nice and crisp 120Hz. This model of laptop is more budget oriented and is only equipped with the GB Ethernet, HDMI, and 3 USB 3.2 gen 1s My model is pretty much the basic version of the Strix G lineup. Although tax season is approaching and an upgrade to a scar model or something with thunderbolt support will hopefully be hitting my desk soon. You are also correct my model has HDMI 2.0B which apparently is still capable of running up to 120Hz Thank you for your feedback though.
  10. So I run my laptop hooked up to my Samsung monitor via HDMI 2.1 it doesn't take advantage of the full 144Hz refresh rate but that's alright, however at 120Hz with my laptops 60Hz screen disabled and lid closed under the monitor stand on my desk( think ghetto version of "the cleanest setup ever" on the LTT channel.) when i click and drag any window around the desktop it VERY clearly is NOT running at 120Hz it looks more like 40-50Hz and is very very choppy compared to what other 120Hz screens hooked up to desktops i have used, I have dug through every forum i can find and most are over 6 years old and i cannot find a solution to this. I am running a fresh windows 10 install on a ROG strix G, i7 9750H, 1650, and 16GB of 2666 ram. Can anyone help me with this? I have changed and tweaked a dozen different settings I could think of and also tried a few things from the older forums, but still nothing.
  11. Hey all I just upgraded my ram in my ROG Strix G, in performance monitor it is telling me i am only using 2/4 memory slots. As far as I know this laptop only has a dual channel setup? All the info I have found states this as well. Is this just a performance manager thing or am I going crazy and this laptop does actually have 4 sodimm slot? Asus ROG strix G I7 9750H GTX 1650 512GB NVME 2TB WD Hard Drive 16GB DDR4 Ram.(one new stick)
  12. Ahhhhh thank you, when I put it in windowed mode v-sync stays enabled but clearly by the higher fps and tearing it would make sense it isn't working. Thank you.
  13. So im kinda new to pc gaming, I have always had a laptop and im pretty well versed with pc's and what not. (Could build my own rig if i wanted.) but always played on console. I now have a ROG strix G with a 60hz screen but run it to my samsung QLED curved monitor over hdmi at 120hz. Last night I was playing portal 2 with v-sync enabled, msaa 8x, and all settings basically on high, so on fullscreen its locked in around 119-121(super super smooth as butter btw) fps shown on the nivida overlay and msi afterburner overlay. But once i switched the game into windowed mode even with all the settings the same my fps jumped up to almost 300?? Now i know my monitor isnt refreshing at 290 fps as its only a 144hz running at 120hz 1080p. Also it seems to stutter and tear even with vsync on when its in windowed mode, but once i put it back into fullscreen it locked back in at 120fps and smoothed out just fine. Can anyone tell me why this is happening? From what ive found in other forums people are saying that running in fullscreen bumps up fps and that running in windowed mode or borderless windowed mode decreases fps.