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CPU Throttling to 0.39Ghz from ~4.50 While Gaming

2021-02-07, 5:46 AM

I just received a new laptop, Lenovo P14s, running an i7-10510U CPU. Whenever I open a game, a few seconds after the game starts, the CPU throttles down to 0.39Ghz and stays at that speed. The game gets very low frames and freezes every few seconds. I had issues with the dedicated graphics but fixed it by turning off Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling but now the GPU seems to work fine (Most of the time). I've tried using ThrottleStop to disable 'BD PROCHOT' but it never worked. CPU temperature averages at about 62*C. When I try to use Intel's graphics, the CPU throttles to ~0.99Ghz and Intel's GPU goes to 90-100% I've installed all Windows and Lenovo Vantage Updates including a BIOS update (Could Be The Problem?). Is there any fix to the CPU Throttling so low?

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Re:CPU Throttling to 0.39Ghz from ~4.50 While Gaming

2021-02-08, 4:19 AM

Hi Tazza

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Certain amounts of throttling may be expected in some machine during heavy usage.

 

This can be expected in the attempt to stabilize performance with CPU- GPU state.

 

Do try to check the BIOS directly from the support site for any offered update that may likewise help. 

 

Regards,

spidey101 



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Re:CPU Throttling to 0.39Ghz from ~4.50 While Gaming

2021-02-09, 1:47 AM

I've been looking for the BIOS support site. The closest I've found says it isn't compatible with my laptop (Lenovo P14s (20S4 20S5). Here the link:

BIOS Update (Utility & Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad T14 Gen 1 (Types 20UD, 20UE), P14s Gen 1 (Types 20Y1, 20Y2) - Lenovo Support HK

My laptop is a type (20S4 and 20S5) not (20Y1 or 20Y2). Are there any other places i could check?

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Re:CPU Throttling to 0.39Ghz from ~4.50 While Gaming

2021-03-09, 8:24 AM

Tazza,

You are not the only one having this problem.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile-Workstations/p14s-cpu-problem/m-p/5051940

 

And it seems like Lenovo admitted the problem when running Linux, but it is happening for Windows 10 Pro.

I consulted Lenovo Korea and today I received very routine answers like check the bios update, proper adapter....
But there is surely a problem in p14s for power throttling setting in Bios. I don't know when they accept the problem and fix the problem.

 

In the meantime, check this out.
Turn off the nvidia graphic card at the Devise Manage in the Windows.

In my case, the problem disappears if I do that.  But lose the reason to buy the p14s.

 

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Re:CPU Throttling to 0.39Ghz from ~4.50 While Gaming

2021-03-24, 1:50 AM

By disabling the dedicated graphics, the computer will have to run on Integrated which isn't at all better (except for a few games).

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Re:CPU Throttling to 0.39Ghz from ~4.50 While Gaming

2021-04-15, 11:02 AM

Tazza,

If you are still struggling with this problem, I solved the problem with 'throttlestop'. (I am still waiting Lenova fix this problem.)

1) download and run throttlestop

2) press FIVR

3) find the 'Disable and Lock Turbo Power limit' and click it

And in my case, it solved the problem.

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