Is my power adapter not enough watt or something else?

jaydent1800

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Apr 18, 2016
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Hello guys. recently i bought a second-hand Lenovo Thinkpad for temporarily my work use and game some.
(Its a low end crappy Nvidia GPU so i still can play some low demanding game)
I always run HWmonitor for monitoring my device everytime i use my computer. But while i playing video games the graphics card core clock and memory clock doesn't boost up/increase.
(Perf state stuck at 8 never goes down to 0). I also noticed that my PCI-e stuck at 1.1 never raise up to 2.0. (Sometime it will raise up to 2.0 and perf state at 0 for awhile when i re-plug my power adaptor) :??:

Ps: i always update my gpu driver and i tried every previous driver from Nvidia or Lenovo released.

Specs:
Power Adaptor: Lenovo AC adaptor 65W 20V
OS: Currently use Windows 10 1511 (I tried to downgrade to win 8.1 but this problem still exist.)
CPU: Core i7-3610qm
RAM: 4GB DDR3 + 2GB DDR3
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT 630m
HDD: Transcend SSD
Chipset: Ivy bridge
Southbridge: HM77

Thanks in advance! :)

Software used: HWmonitor, CPU-Z, GPU-Z and Nvidia inspector
 

mironso

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Apr 13, 2013
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Hi,
I have some similar issue. I'm using lenovo W510, with 90W adapter. But this laptop is designed to use 135W adapter. It will decrease performance to 60% while working on adapter. There was some fixes for w510, I have tried with power management but had no luck.
Here is link for W510 here.

Try to research net for your model.

Good luck.
 

Dylan Smit

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May 13, 2015
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The non boost is maybe because its a low emd card and maybe the gpu isn't pci e 2.0 but i dont exactly know.
But dont worrie too much! If the temps are still fine just give it a small overclock!
 

jaydent1800

Commendable
Apr 18, 2016
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1,510
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Thanks for your kindly reply.

I am pretty sure it support PCI-e 2.0

P0 Max Clocked:
Core: 660Mhz
Memory: 900Mhz
Shader: 1320Mhz

P8
Is really lower than the clock i said
 

Dylan Smit

Estimable
May 13, 2015
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Maibe its a bug but i recommand overclocking up to the usual speed via afterburner
 

mironso

Honorable
Apr 13, 2013
52
0
10,610
9
Hi,
I have some similar issue. I'm using lenovo W510, with 90W adapter. But this laptop is designed to use 135W adapter. It will decrease performance to 60% while working on adapter. There was some fixes for w510, I have tried with power management but had no luck.
Here is link for W510 here.

Try to research net for your model.

Good luck.
 
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