Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

GX701GX Factory undervolted i7-8750H?

Go to solution Solved by genexis_x,
17 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

I increased 0.01v in XTU

Why? You should undervolt it

 

Usually you cannot undervolt much in Asus laptops...they might have cherry-picked CPUs but I'm not sure

Hi, all

 

I just joined this forum to discuss this really weird behavior on the laptop that I just bought after watching Linus's review, ASUS ROG GX701GX.

I quickly noticed that the laptop will shutdown by itself in daily tasks for some reason and using HWINFO, I can see that the CPU are operating at 1.144v when doing Cinebench R20(and quickly shutdown after few seconds), which to my knowledge, is not what it should be. I have tried to use Intel XTU to increase the voltage by 0.01v as well as tweaking PL2,PL1 and for now the laptop is quite stable.

 

So, do you think there is a motherboard fault or it is just Asus undervolt the CPU by factory and the one I received just can not handle that amount of undervolting? Please let me know because I am on the fence of returning this unit. 

 

Oh by the way, the retail unit I received comes with a Intel 660p, not a PM981 reviewed by Linus or Notebookcheck.

 

 

edit: correct some typo I mean 1.14volt not 1.44?

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

1.44v

this is quite high

6 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

increase the voltage by 0.1v

wtf? you should be doing undervolting, not the opposite

6 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

do you think there is a motherboard fault or it is just Asus undervolt the CPU by factory

-you might get a bad silicon but that is normal

-I don't see any factory undervolt here

7 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

the retail unit I received comes with a Intel 660p, not a PM981 reviewed by Linus or Notebookcheck

manufacturers can change suppliers time to time

Check out my laptop reviews here

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

Spoiler

SDM710 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 6.39" AMOLED 48MP Sony IMX586 rear (AI triple camera)

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

this is quite high

wtf? you should be doing undervolting, not the opposite

-you might get a bad silicon but that is normal

-I don't see any factory undervolt here

manufacturers can change suppliers time to time

I mean 1.14v out of the box and I increased 0.01v in XTU. Sorry for the typo

Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

I increased 0.01v in XTU

Why? You should undervolt it

 

Usually you cannot undervolt much in Asus laptops...they might have cherry-picked CPUs but I'm not sure

Check out my laptop reviews here

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

Spoiler

SDM710 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 6.39" AMOLED 48MP Sony IMX586 rear (AI triple camera)

Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Why? You should undervolt it

 

Usually you cannot undervolt much in Asus laptops...they might have cherry-picked CPUs but I'm not sure

Well, as I explained earlier, the laptop will randomly shutdown on its own in out-of-the-box setting. e.g several seconds after CB20, it shuts down by itself, or when openning a program, it shuts down itself. In fact, during the Windows 10 initial set-up, it shuts down itself for three times(Turbo boost engaged and CPU on load I guess).

I found that I have a much more stable system by increase the voltage by 0.01v, that means the CPU operates at 1.154v now and after several 3DMARK and CB20 run, it didn't crush. I am on the fence of returning this unit, since this unit seems to be faster than most reviewer's unit.

Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

it shuts down itself.

could be other issues as well

Check out my laptop reviews here

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

Spoiler

SDM710 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 6.39" AMOLED 48MP Sony IMX586 rear (AI triple camera)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Any suggestions to see where the problem is ? Or do you think I should return it? I have a weekend to test it out tho.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, HashBrown123 said:

Or do you think I should return it?

I would go for this

Check out my laptop reviews here

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Laptop ODMsClevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite [REVIEW] (Blue, with XUNDD hard case)

Spoiler

SDM710 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 6.39" AMOLED 48MP Sony IMX586 rear (AI triple camera)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×