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X1 Extreme constantly at 4 Ghz in idle mode

2018-11-02, 21:32 PM

Hey, hope youre all doing great!

 

I just got a new X1 Extreme, but then I was wandering why my fans were constantly running... i checked the task-manager and found out that the processor constantly runs at around 4 GHz - even without doing anything... just booted and signed in.

 

I also should have all the new updates installed. I attached some screenshots for further details...

 

Best wishes from Vienna, 

 

Rudi

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Re: X1 Extreme constantly at 4 Ghz in idle mode

2018-11-03, 4:39 AM

When you click on the Windows battery icon in the task tray (not the Lenovo battery icon), there should be a slider (assuming Windows hasn't bugged out and hidden it again).

 

When that slider is all the way at the right, "Max Performance," CPU clocks are kept at full speed. Is that the case here?

 

I hope you are enjoying your new machine! 

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Re: X1 Extreme constantly at 4 Ghz in idle mode

2018-11-03, 10:08 AM

Hey, thanks for the answer! Yeah that worked... 

 

But does that mean, that i constantly have to switch this slider? It would be great if Windows would adapt the clock speed according to what I am doing. So it should not go to 4GHz when I literally doing nothing (except automatic background processes).

 

I just love working on a mostly quiet computer (I am used to my old MacBook), would be happy if there is another solution.

 

Thanks again!

 

Rudi

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Re: X1 Extreme constantly at 4 Ghz in idle mode

2018-11-03, 13:23 PM

 wrote:

Hey, thanks for the answer! Yeah that worked... 

 

But does that mean, that i constantly have to switch this slider? It would be great if Windows would adapt the clock speed according to what I am doing. So it should not go to 4GHz when I literally doing nothing (except automatic background processes).

 

I just love working on a mostly quiet computer (I am used to my old MacBook), would be happy if there is another solution.

 

Thanks again!

 

Rudi


It should automatically clock up as necessary when the "performance slider" is set in the middle modes. That same program you used to display the clock speed should show you the clockspeed hovers around idle when the laptop is doing basic tasks, and around 4.0GHz when the laptop is really being pushed.

 

The "Max Performance" option is there to help people catch edge cases where the automatic clock control isn't working well or if the automatic clock is causing issues (e.g, with DPC latency, therefore affecting audio applications).

 

I like quiet computers, too, and hope you like the new quietness! :D

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Re: X1 Extreme constantly at 4 Ghz in idle mode

2018-11-03, 13:03 PM
I don't work for Lenovo. I'm a crazy volunteer!
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Re: X1 Extreme constantly at 4 Ghz in idle mode

2018-11-03, 16:00 PM
alright!!! I still have a lot to learn, thanks... and yeah the new quietness is AWESOME.

Cheers!
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