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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST laptop stutters heavily in silent mode

    Without knowing your full specifications, I'd likely assume this is thermal throttling. When you enable silent mode, you're essentially limiting the laptop's cooling capabilities in order to remain silent. When the laptop isn't actively trying to cool the system, the temperatures will have a...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Defiance crashing only when gaming

    If I were you, I'd be doing the following: Download HWInfo64 and just going through a few system checks such as Battery Health (sensors enabled, bottom of the page, wear level). If the wear level % is low, the battery is unlikely to be causing any issues. Run a...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST GPU not working properly.

    I had a similar experience with a custom-built PC lately. The GPU ran fine for a week, then games would crash, artifact, or BSOD with the same error you mentioned. It turned out that the GPU was faulty and after sending it back to them, they replaced it and it's been working perfectly every...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Recoil 3 III Laptop Power throttling

    If you check my post history, you'll know Power Limit Throttling has been the bane of my existence with laptops. Sometimes everything works fine, then the next day your laptop is suddenly having PL throttles. Thankfully, I've noticed a few causes/solutions and ways to potentially improve it. 1)...
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    How did you install windows 11? Upgrade from Windows 10's update section or fresh install? I usually find the latter is the best option for fixing issues with the OS.
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    Is your laptop still under warranty? As frustrating as it may sound, I would personally suggest RMA'ing the laptop if it's having issues powering on.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST RTX 2080 Graphics card stuck on 300 on Octane VI

    Glad it's working better for you now! As for the other issues: 1) I personally would have the stress test running for 10-20 minutes. As long as the CPU doesn't get too hot or display any throttling issues, then you should be good to go. 2) From my experience, Control Centre has never been too...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST RTX 2080 Graphics card stuck on 300 on Octane VI

    I read through the posts and your system specifications, and we have the same system minus a different CPU + storage options (8700k vs 9900k). I can say from experience that my laptop has never had the temperature spikes you're dealing with. The absolute hottest my CPU has been was during...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Multiple issues with Recoil Laptop

    Stuttering every few minutes usually indicates throttling. Open Intel XTU and run a game for a while - it'll show you if/what type of throttling is happening.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Performance drop when plugged in on Fusion Pro laptop

    1) How old is the laptop? 2) Have you ever cleaned it since purchasing it? 3) Where is your laptop seated when playing games (e.g. cooling pad, bed sheets, table)? When your laptop charger isn't plugged in, the system limits the power of the components to conserve battery life. Your FPS is...
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    Just a few recommendations based on my experience with using gaming laptops 1) If you're ever concerned about heat issues, the first suggestion would be to use either HWMonitor or HWInfo64 to monitor your component's heat in real time (both idle + in use)
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ionico 11800h/rtx3080 Mode IGPU Big problem fréquence CPU/battery

    That changes a lot unfortunately. I'd typically ask them to perform a stress test to check for throttling and potentially change the PL limits to the CPU's actual PL (assuming something went wrong), but if altering anything with that CPU could cause bricks, then I'd personally avoid my previous...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Laptop crashing with blue screen of death

    What are your system specs? Also, does the BSOD provide you with an error code or anything text to indicate what it might be?
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 15.6" IONICO - Change screen refresh rate to 60Hz possible?

    I'm not sure how much changing the refresh rate would effect the battery life, but I know you can change the refresh rate itself in the NVIDIA Control Panel under the "Change Resolution" tab.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Defiance Laptop Overheating!!

    I can only speak from experience, but for whatever reason, opening the control centre seems to monitor/check temperatures seems to drive up the temperatures for reasons I can't explain. I'd personally advise monitoring your temperatures using HWInfo64. It's less resource intensive and it has a...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST General setup advice

    Check the battery icon and the bottom-right corner of your screen. When you left-click it, there should be a number of options to choose from. When your charger is plugged in: Better battery (lowers CPU frequency to preserve battery life) Better performance (adaptive CPU frequency to either...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Frame rate drops when gaming

    Are you only able to achieve those framerates on those settings? I play Apex on the highest settings (i7 8700K, RTX 2080, 32GB RAM, Samsung EVO SSD) and can consistently maintain 141-144FPS. From my own experience, what's likely happening is your laptop is throttling itself to prevent...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST High CPU use/temps after recent Win10 update

    My best assumption is either: 1) Windows is probably trying to download/install updates in the background (likely the same one you removed with the restore feature). Check the windows update in system settings + task manager to see if anything is running in the background more than usual 2)...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Laptop died within warrenty, being ignored now.

    I'm genuinely curious how long the process was from the initial report from the time taken for them to suggest an RMA, and how soon after the warranty expired they suggested a return. Hopefully this gets sorted out for you though. I'd be furious if I were in your position
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Bottom Part of Laptop Screen Suddenly Feels Hot

    I just got off the phone with PCSpecialist and I was told that this is normal in laptops, even though this heat issue has only began to occur yesterday. I was also told that it's fine to keep using it as long as the screen itself doesn't have any damage etc. I'm not 100% sure I feel comfortable...