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RaynePC
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Registered: ‎05-31-2018
Location: CA
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Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

I received my yoga 730 15" just yesterday, and after installing a few games like fortnite and overwatch and testing them. They both run horribly even at the lowest graphics, in fortnite i get 20fps with huge stutters, and overwatch somewhat better, still almost unplayable though. Today, i found out that after launching the game and in about a minute or two the CPU clock speed goes down from 3.3 GHz to around 0.8GHz. When the laptop is idle, its speed is +3GHz but when gaming less than 1GHz, shouldn't it be the other way around? I've looked around the internet for a solution all day, but I cannot find anything that helps. Should I just return this and get a replacement or something if no solution is found? Anyways, feel free to suggest any solutions that may help.

Thanks!

CornyjK
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Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

Can you check your temperatures of GPU and CPU?

showtimedude
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Registered: ‎05-26-2018
Location: US
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Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

did you ever get this resolved?

RaynePC
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Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

Yes kinda, what I did was change the turbo boost power max from 28W to like 32W on the intel extreme tuning utility. When I don't do this it indicates that the laptop is power limit throttling. Although, everytime I turn on the laptop I have to change the number so i can reapply this setting, I guess it doesn't save it? idk.. But this was the only way to get it to stop doing that.

abitrandom
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Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

I've been having the exact same problem.   Everything is fine until the discrete GPU engages.  A few minutes after that, CPU throttling starts an it's 800mhz-1000mhz on core 0 of the CPU.  Computer temperatures seem fine/cool and there doesn't seem to be a good solution.  I'm hoping it's a bug with Lenovo's power management, or something easily fixable.  I'd hate to have to return to my Yoga, it's nice in every other way.

RaynePC
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Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

You can try the solution I found above with the intel extreme tuning utility. That is the only fix I have found, it seems to be working so I don't think I am going to be returning as its going to be a lot of hassle.

abitrandom
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Message 7 of 136

Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

I tried it, unfortunately it didn't work.  I'll need to look into it a bit more.

muggi26
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Registered: ‎06-15-2018
Location: DE
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Message 8 of 136

Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

I have exactly the same issue... Have you found another solution?

phartshorne10
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Registered: ‎06-19-2018
Location: US
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Message 9 of 136

Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

I am also having this problem and have tried the suggested solution but it does not seem to work for me either. Anybody find anything else that works for them?

Waldfee
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Registered: ‎06-19-2018
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Re: Yoga 730 CPU clock speed stuck at around 0.800 GHz when gaming, help!

I have the exact same problem.... Every game I've tried was unplayable. So I had to return the Yoga =(. Acer Nitro 5 Spin with the same specs dont throttle so hard. I'm shure Lenovo can handle this problem, but for now I have to look for another convertible ='(

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