Windows is throttling 3d performance in battery mode


Sephirote

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Hi everyone,

So I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 with the below configuration

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Core i7 i7-11800H
32GB ram
Nvidia GTX 3500ti
1tb SSD

I occasionally do a little bit of light gaming time to time, namely CSGO and I noticed that when I play with the PC plugged in I get between 150 to 300 FPS which is great.

However, when I play CSGO on battery mode, FPS are locked at 30fps. It's obviously being throttled or locked it's capable of running CSGO at 150+fps when plugged in.

So I'm guessing that this has something to do with power saving when in battery mode but I'm not sure which option I need to change.

What I've done so far is go to App>Display>Graphics and set CSGO to High performance in the list


It didn't fix the issue, I'm still throttled at 30fps in battery mode.

Any idea what option I should change to get my laptop to run games at full steam?

Thanks
 

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RIght-click the Start button, click Power Options then click Gaming, might take some experimentation for the best performance. Most all Laptops/Notebooks tend to throttle the power when on battery only, lengthens the running capacity of the machine.
 

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Sephirote

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RIght-click the Start button, click Power Options then click Gaming, might take some experimentation for the best performance. Most all Laptops/Notebooks tend to throttle the power when on battery only, lengthens the running capacity of the machine.
Thanks for your reply.
Right-click the start button then power options take me to Power & Battery settings.
I don't see any gaming option on that page.
There is a power mode option thought that was set to Best Power Saving, which I changed to Best Performance but CSGO is still throttled at 30 fps.
 

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    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11800H
    Memory
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    Nvidia Gefore RTX 3050 Ti
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    OLED

Sephirote

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Could it be this?
Going by the name, it looks like when the power management is on it's limiting PCI express bandwidth which in turn could be limiting the GPU performance?


I turned it off on battery mode but still throttled at 30fps

I ran out of ideas. No idea what could be doing this
 

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I've never owned a laptop with an Optimus setup.

If you have the nVidia control panel installed, I believe that there's a setting in it to force the nVidia GPU to be used all the time, rather than switching between the integrated one and the nVidia one.

May be worth a try.
 

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Thanks for your reply.
Right-click the start button then power options take me to Power & Battery settings.
I don't see any gaming option on that page.
There is a power mode option thought that was set to Best Power Saving, which I changed to Best Performance but CSGO is still throttled at 30 fps.
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
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