As I was rendering some videos, the fan on my Framework was just too loud to handle as I tried to watch a movie, so I decided to try the old trick of lowering the CPU max rate to 99%, and it helped tremendously.
This also helps to keep the CPU cooler during prolonged renders. The fan will still run, just not as loud as a vacuum cleaner! lol
The caveat: This prevents the CPU from going into “Boost” mode, so rendering/CPU-intensive tasks will take slightly longer.
I still think it’s a good trade-off if you would rather the quiet
Yeah, I think that for most tasks, setting it even lower would be fine and performance would be unchanged. But I was rendering videos (hours and hours), so a huge dip would just add a ton of more time to that task. The difference between 100% and 99% was like a few fps difference with the render.
@MidnightMatter, I did that for like a week and yes, while I never had a single thermal issue or fan noise of any kind it did mean that some software and games suffered since the clock speed was always 1.8.
I CAN confirm that setting that and having Bios 3.08 is a huge help on battery. I have been able to pull out my laptop and use it for a while several times already this week and I haven’t charged it or even plugged it in since the weekend! But I think it is down in the 40% range now so I might charge it at home tonight!
I have the issue that after 15 min of simple “office work” that my fan starts spinning. I tried to set that option of “maximum processor state” but in my framework (11th gen) the whole group “Processor power management” is missing! Any ideas?