i5 8300H speed on FX504GE throttling to base frequency and lower

edited September 2020 in Others
System: Windows 10
Battery or AC: AC
Description: Severe Power Throttling locks CPU speed to base
Model: ASUS TUF FX504GE
Frequency of Occurrence: Always
Reset OS: No

Last edited by richie.patnaik on 2019/10/27 18:02

I have an ASUS TUF FX504GE with i5 8300H and a 1050Ti. My problem is the CPU speed throttling. All PC games run fine, but when I try to run a CPU intensive program like RPCS3 emulator, the CPU speed locks itself to base speed (2.29 GHz, and lower at times), after about 2 minutes of the program running, and refuses to use turbo speed. How do I force the CPU to run at turbo speed? Throttlestop limits window shows VR Thermal in red for all 3 things, and other reasons in yellow are Thermal, PL2, and EDP Other. I can't undervolt more than -135mv, and the cinebench scores are disastrously low (300 to 600cb).The CPU keeps forcibly downclocking itself and refusing to go above base speed even when CPU is getting taxed.

Please tell me some way to fix the CPU speed throttling and extremely high temps (80 to 90 degrees). Should I just use thermal pads/paste and a clean up? And isn't there any possibility for a BIOS update to remove the TDP limit that keeps locking the CPU speed?

Comments

  • use Msconfig option ,to utilize all processor cores
  • Last edited by richie.patnaik on 2019/11/1 00:35
    RAJU2529 posted on 2019/10/31 16:41
    use Msconfig option ,to utilize all processor cores

    I tried that. It still forcibly down clocks after sometime
  • Hello richie.patnaik,
    May I know which BIOS and VGA driver version are you using now?
    and throttling issue only occur when using this "RPCS3 emulator" ?
    Thank you.
  • Last edited by richie.patnaik on 2019/11/9 09:36
    blake_ASUS posted on 2019/11/1 11:19
    Hello richie.patnaik,
    May I know which BIOS and VGA driver version are you using now?
    and throttling ...

    I'm using bios version 318, and the VGA (Nvidia 1050Ti) is on the latest drivers (441.12). This throttling issue happens in all programs, causing the clock speeds to go 2.3ghz and well below it, like 1.6ghz and lesser. It is completely crippling my laptop's performance. I have applied thermal paste and cleaned up laptop, but this keeps happening. The VR Thermals on the Motherboard keep overheating and causing forced down clocks. Please help!
  • richie.patnaik posted on 2019/11/9 09:55
    I'm using bios version 318, and the VGA (Nvidia 1050Ti) is on the latest drivers (441.12). Thi ...

    laptop Overheating is not good, so contact the nearest asus service center for further examination
  • RAJU2529 posted on 2019/11/9 18:28
    laptop Overheating is not good, so contact the nearest asus service center for further examination

    I did get it shown by an ASUS technician, he applied the thermal paste and cleaned it up, but it didn't work. He suggested a motherboard replacement, but since my laptop is past its warranty period, replacing it will essentially cost me close to half the price at which I bought my laptop. Is there nothing else I can do?
  • richie.patnaik posted on 2019/11/9 19:34
    I did get it shown by an ASUS technician, he applied the thermal paste and cleaned it up, but it d ...

    without this program "RPCS3 emulator" will you able to use other applications with full CPU power.
    connect charging, keep power mode set as high performance.
    If possible add the programs in NVIDIA GPU control panel
  • RAJU2529 posted on 2019/11/9 20:24
    without this program "RPCS3 emulator" will you able to use other applications with full CPU power. ...

    This issue is happening with all programs. I run the laptop on plugged?charging mode all the time, because the laptop under performs without charging. I have tried High Performance Mode Power Plan and adding the programs to the NVIDIA Control Panel list, no difference at all. From what I can understand, it seems strictly to be an issue of the Voltage Regulators on the Motherboard overheating and supplying less power to CPU, causing the throttling. I say this having observed the limit reasons in various CPU and temperature monitoring programs (ThrottleStop, Intel XTU, HWInfo64) etc. Anything else I can do?
  • richie.patnaik posted on 2019/11/9 21:40
    This issue is happening with all programs. I run the laptop on plugged?charging mode all the time, ...

    At last, will you install Linux ubuntu and recheck the CPU while working.
  • I could install Linux, but that's not my preferred OS, as I do most of my tasks on Windows. Also, Linux doesn't support many of the Windows programs that I use.
  • RAJU2529 posted on 2019/11/9 22:12
    At last, will you install Linux ubuntu and recheck the CPU while working.

    OK, I tried Linux Ubuntu, but the same problem persists. Doesn't look like anything changed. CPU speed drops as low as 1.4Ghz.
  • richie.patnaik posted on 2019/11/10 18:25
    OK, I tried Linux Ubuntu, but the same problem persists. Doesn't look like anything changed. CPU s ...

    try the methods which is described in the website
    https://www.wintips.org/fix-cpu-not-running-at-full-speed-in-windows-10/

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95574-change-maximum-processor-frequency-windows-10-a.html
  • S.HS.H Level 1
    edited May 2020

    instead of fixing FX504, ASUS released FX505 with no throttle


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