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

2018-06-01, 1:00 AM

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.

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

2018-06-01, 20:59 PM

Can you check your temperatures of GPU and CPU?

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

2018-06-05, 20:47 PM

did you ever get this resolved?

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

2018-06-05, 21:33 PM

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.

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

2018-06-06, 6:53 AM

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.

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

2018-06-06, 7:18 AM

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.

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

2018-06-06, 8:57 AM

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

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06-16-2018

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

2018-06-16, 6:26 AM

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

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06-19-2018

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

2018-06-19, 17:43 PM

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?

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

2018-06-20, 6:26 AM
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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