We’ve done some preliminary testing on it and do not see issues, but we haven’t released this as a beta as it doesn’t include the final patch we are waiting for from Insyde as noted by @Kieran_Levin in the thread @feesh referenced.
I have a question (I seem to be running into something):
Say I have a 90w USB PD adapter.
Battery level is 66%
Charge limit set to 72 in the BIOS
Unit is plugged in and charging.
How does the Framework laptop request and distribute the power allocation to/between 1. Run the system. 2. Charge the battery?
Reason why I’m asking: The system seems to put “Charging the battery” at priority 1. And that leaves limited power for running the system at peak performance (doesn’t reach peak performance…CPU load test).
I think if the estimate time of arrival for the patch from Insyde is still not clear, Framework can release the current BIOS 3.08 officially without the Insyde’s patch, and can release the BIOS 3.09 including the Insyde patch in near future. Because users above already reported BIOS 3.08 improves the battery performance and it also looks stable. If Framework releases it now, I think more users can start to verify the battery life. This is good for all the Framework Laptop users who currently have challenges for the battery life.
Another concern for the new BIOS 3.08 + Insyde patch is, if there is another critical issue coming from the Insyde patch itself, like 3.06, the benefit of the improved battery life in 3.08 is gone.
I’d agree with this too. If the current version of 3.08 resolves the issue with high battery drain while in sleep mode, releasing it might help quite a few user’s issues in that regard. Then when Insyde releases their patch for CVE, then a 3.09 could be released.
I took the risk and Alpha’d the 3.08 Bios, got a scare at first when I booted into Windows 11, the voltage stayed max and even the fan ran at full speed to try and cool the cores that stayed in the 90’s hitting 100 on occasion, Not sure why it didn’t throttle!
So I immediately shut it down… but when I booted into Windows 11 again (after the case cooled down), everything was back to normal and running fine, only maxed the voltage when hard workload was put on it but managed to throttle itself every time it got into 90s.
I use the laptop as my daily driver so I can really say if it’s using battery or not when off… always seems where I left it when I pull it out of my bag and turn it back so yeah.
Testing Fine so far on Windows 10 Pro (21H2) 19044.1682 and Windows 11 Pro (21H2) 22000.652.
Edit* I also have Windows 11 Pro (22H2 Beta) 22610.1 running in a VM and it works fine but that isn’t the same as running it on the hardware itself