02-29-2012 08:39 AM - edited 02-29-2012 08:46 AM
Hello Lenovo Forum,
I am having an issue with the U300s Ultrabook.
The machine will randomly downclock and lock it self to 44% maximum CPU Frequency.
I have tried reinstalling power manager, uninstalling power manager, checking the temperature of the machine and more and can't seem to get this machine to stop. (PS: I have the latest BIOS)
At first It seemed to happen when only plugged in, but as I sit here I notice it is happening on battery too.
Any help would be much appreciated as I am at wits end of what to do.
03-03-2012 05:20 AM
Kindly update the BIOS and it may resolve the issue.
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03-03-2012 10:26 AM - edited 03-03-2012 10:28 AM
just an additional note to Tanuj´s good advice.
Before updating the bios, please do a fresh restart of the system and detach all external devices and load your battery.
Edit: I have checked if a thorttling occurs with my U550, plugged in and in high performance mode the Ressourcen Monitor shows 90% cpu frequency. No throttling.
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03-06-2012 05:10 PM - edited 03-06-2012 05:12 PM
Cross posting from my comment on your more fully developed thread on the same topic on NBR..
Some random thoughts / questions on this...
1) Are you consistently testing with the same level of battery charge and AC plugged in? I ask because if you max out the power draw, I wonder if the battery is at a lower level if the voltage drops a bit as you draw higher amounts of power and the system sees this and throttles back?
2) What other benchmarks have you run and is there a difference in whether your benchmark is running single thread or multi-threaded ?
On some of the ThinkPad W520 power / performance issues we were working through last year, we noted that the quad cores could have a lowered (capped) clock rate when you engaged all the cores, while turbo-boost kicked in and ran higher clock speeds with single threaded tests that only engaged 1 core. Taxing graphics with furmark or other benchmark also reduced the clock speed to keep things under the TDP.
3) While you haven't mentioned any overheating, it sounds like you ran a temp monitoring package and tracked CPU / GPU temps vs your clock rate and testing to see what is going on? What were the results?
Generally power or temp limits are what may cap / throttle the CPU. Or, there is just quirk in BIOS or Power Management.
We appreciate your ongoing information and observations on this!
04-15-2012 08:14 PM
We have made some progress on this issue and are addressing it in an upcoming BIOS - version 43.
So, Tanuj's advice will be correct - updating to version 43, once available should result this symptom. I expect the new BIOS to be available in the next 1 to 2 weeks as it is in test now.
06-07-2012 08:03 PM
Just wonder if you have downloaded the new bios? Has the issue been recitified so far?
Should the issue still persist could you guys PM me you details.
The details i need are :
• Machine Family (e.g. T61)
• Machine Type Model (e.g. 7660-14A)
• Machine Serial Number (e.g. L3-234A)
• Bios version
• Chipset model and driver version
• RAM (e.g. 2GB DDR3)
• OS (e.g. Win 7 64-bit Ultimate)
• Steps taken prior to a reported issue (for an example software or hardware installed)
• Driver list and version of components (depends on issue discussed)
• Customers country of residence
• First and Last Name
• Contact Phone Number
• Email Address
• Mailing Address
• Country of customers resided
Do let me know