CPU-Z is designed for consistent MHz validation purposes and the Intel utility is useless as a utility to accurately monitor CPU throttling.
ThrottleStop uses high performance timers within the CPU that were specifically designed by Intel for extremely accurate multiplier monitoring on each thread of any Core 2 or Core i CPU built since July 2006. This monitoring method is fully explained in the November 2008 Intel Turbo White Paper.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology in Intel® Core™ Microarchitecture (Nehalem) Based Processors
Does Asus Engineering not have access to a tool that uses these timers to show them this problem?
RealTemp 3.70 also follows the Intel recommended monitoring method. You can trust RealTemp and ThrottleStop to show you the slightest hint of throttling and what speed your CPU is really running at.
Woot! unclewebb i just forwarded the entire reply to the R&D team haha.
fingers crossed for now *mm*
Thanks Colonel. Keep us posted.
I just bought a G53SX, and i ofc have this issue as well. I find it VERY, like VERY VERY, hard to believe that the Asus engineering crew don't already have tools for this. Also, ofc they have known about this for a long time (how couldn't they have?). It just saddens me that Asus apparently doesn't care enough to take care of this right away :-(
I always liked Asus, and i love my G53 (gimped gpu or not). For ****s sake Asus, take care of this already. Good support is what matters in the long run, the opposite have a way of spreading the word quicker than one might imagine.
//Mike from Sweden (we have WAY too much snow here at the moment. . . Sigh.......)
So... let's try typing this up again since clearly this website has issues...
So I have a similar problem to you guys, although I have an Asus N53SV notebook rather than one of the ROG ones.
My issue is only on battery though. When plugged in everything works fine, frame rates are consistent. When I'm on battery I get bad throttling though. At first I noticed that all of my speeds on CPU and GPU would drop for about 5 seconds after about every 30 seconds or so. I tried using throttlestop and that fixed the CPU throttle issue, but I still have GPU throttling while on battery (I'm monitoring with GPU-z and CPU-z).
I've been messing with this since I got this notebook trying to fix, but nothing has worked. I've tried different drivers, settings, etc with no luck.
Looking through forums this has been an issue for some time. Asus has done absolutely nothing about it. I tried calling Asus and the best advice their "tech support" could offer is to try switching to high performance battery profile... Oh, and he tried telling me to download SLI, since that would clearly help...
Hopefully, this forum can offer some advice on fixing this. If I don't get it fixed within the next couple of days I'll definitely be returning this and staying away from Asus notebooks in the future.throttle.jpg
Last edited by Proz; 02-09-2012 at 09:21 PM.
High performance gaming laptops are not designed so that you can run the CPU and GPU at full speed while on battery power. Manufacturers need to be more upfront about this limitation.
Battery technology has not kept up with CPU and GPU technology. Batteries are not capable of supplying enough power to a laptop when gaming. If you decide to try and disable throttling while on battery power, you can shorten the life of your battery significantly. Gimped on battery is understandable but gimped when plugged in is not.
Vaneriuz: This issue has been around for a long time and it continues with the G74 series.
Last edited by unclewebb; 02-09-2012 at 09:47 PM.