12-03-2019 01:43 AM - edited 12-03-2019 01:51 AM
So as it stands right now, while running benchmark, there would be no performance drop when I move, shake or otherwise disturb the laptop;
Memory / Core frequencies remain stable;
I do have to run TPFanControl or it will throttle (to termals) few minutes into the run [ due to outrageous Lenovos fan curves and lack of manual control thereto ]
When I first got the laptop, I had exactly the issue you describe (though I though it is thermal related first)
Software goes on as follows:
No Lenovo Vantage
Intel Thermal Thingy
Lenovo PM Device
Lenovo Power Manager
Lenovo Intelligent Thermal Solutions
All three appear to be active (though I remember taking em down)
Lenovo Active Protection System Driver - Missing, Killed that; Will not autoreinstall in the absence of Vantage trash;
Doing dGPU only mode (primarily due to external monitor glitch)
I also vaguely remember disabling/uninstalling device related to NVidia Audio, per other forum member advice
12-03-2019 01:54 AM - edited 12-03-2019 01:54 AM
Also "Sensor Services" thingy is present but isn't running
Hope this helps!
12-03-2019 10:00 AM - edited 12-03-2019 10:06 AM
I'm sure it's been written before, but do this:
In Lenovo Vantage Enterprise: (New version of Lenovo Vantage is missing features)
Power, Airplane Power Mode:
Turn OFF "Enable Airplane power mode", Uncheck "Enable auto-detection".
Smart Settings, Intelligent Cooling:
Turn OFF "Enable Intelligent Cooling",
Works on my P52,
Lenovo Vantage version 20.1908.3.0,
Windows 10 1809
12-03-2019 10:48 AM
After trying all options out both suggested by Lenovo and this forum, I had to conclude for myself that there are issues with the throttling or power management software on the P53 that are not present on the P72 that I have as well. Lenovo premiere support was excellent and went above and beyond to try to solve the issue, but engineer support decided not to take up the issue. I was not able to get a DAW to run well on the P53 series but was able to on a P72. I would not recommend the P53 for audio software. My guess is that might coincide with the conclusions of some on this thread which is why I am posting it here. It took me 3 months and two different P53's, hours of testing to finally come to this conclusion. I like the machines, just wished they were usable for me. Best of luck.
12-03-2019 04:12 PM
A new BIOS 1.18 came out today. I'm still very skeptical if it'll do anything though.
12-03-2019 05:17 PM
New BIOS corrected a LINUX legacy boot issue.