Windows 10: Cpu going .40-.50 ghz at 20 percent cpu!

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  1. Posts : 4,976
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       25 Feb 2018 #11

    Lovealll said: View Post
    The temperature is like that because my laptop is on my bed but when I wasn't on the bed it still did the same.
    Beds, clothing and similar things can cause heat problems in their blocking of the vents most Notebooks have on the bottom of the case, suck the cloth up against the vents. Some of the newer ones and MacBooks may not have those vents/slots for air flow.
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  2.    25 Feb 2018 #12

    Berton said: View Post
    Beds, clothing and similar things can cause heat problems in their blocking of the vents most Notebooks have on the bottom of the case, suck the cloth up against the vents. Some of the newer ones and MacBooks may not have those vents/slots for air flow.
    My laptop is still doing the same thing anywhere i take it, and the temps don't seem high to really over heat.
    I don't know what's causing the problem but now it's just stay at low cpu speed with low cpu it's weird right now i'm at 10-20% cpu and it's going very very slow.
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  3.    26 Feb 2018 #13

    Did you check your CPU max speed in the power plan setting as I mentioned in post 10?
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  4. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Version 1709 Build 16299.125
       26 Feb 2018 #14

    My laptop used to throttle similarly. The other symptom was the erratic fan. It returned to normal from 40 to 30 degrees on idle after blowing out the dust. When did you last clean out your laptop?
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  5. Posts : 769
    Windows 10
       26 Feb 2018 #15

    A more likely reason for being slow is only 4 GB of RAM, some of that is shared with Graphics which will further lower what is available for Applications, then they start swopping out to the Hard Drive which is relatively slow.

    Your temperatures are a bit on the high side considering the CPU is using just 4.5 watts or so. I presume it is just a passive heatsink with no fan ?

    It is a mobile series processor so they do clock down to save power when the higher clock speed is not needed.

    In post #6 in fact your iGPU is close to the maximum burst frequency, it does not follow that the CPU should also go at max speed, the reverse is more likely, more power for the iGPU and less for the CPU, adhering to a strict overall power limit.

    Whilst in the Power Options you can set CPU to 100% it won't go there most of the time because of strict power limits of mobile processors. If it did allow it the CPU would overheat and blowup because of minimal heatsinking in Laptops. It won't actually blowup as Intel put a thermal limit on the CPU to stop that.
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  6.    27 Feb 2018 #16

    Soyabeaner said: View Post
    My laptop used to throttle similarly. The other symptom was the erratic fan. It returned to normal from 40 to 30 degrees on idle after blowing out the dust. When did you last clean out your laptop?
    I think i need to clean my laptop out, but how what do i use?
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  7. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Version 1709 Build 16299.125
       28 Feb 2018 #17

    I use DataVac electric dust blower, but if that's over your budget you can use compressed air cans, which isn't as good: Why you should never blow dust out of your PC with an air compressor

    It's money well invested for a dust blower over the long term because you can of course clean other items (I've been using it for years). As for how to open your laptop, you have to unscrew. I followed some instructions on YouTube. Not difficult, but can be a bit annoying.

    I recommending dusting out at least twice a year.
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