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Victus 15L
Microsoft Windows 11

I need to undervolt the CPU but the voltage controls are locked. Need an unlocked bios so I can undervolt using Throttlestop. 

 

CPU - 12700F

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There are a number of things that come to mind.

First is a BIOS for a OEM is usually restricted and many items that would be unlocked or adjustable on a retail BIOS do not appear that way for OEM, unless it first explains that those features are present.

Second, a BIOS is extremely specific and must be fashioned for the motherboard, usually a specific motherboard series only.

The are more than one model in the Victus by HP 15L

Here is a sample of the line

Victus by HP 15L Gaming Desktop TG02-0032

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c08306459

Depending on the processor line - either Intel or AMD will also cause a BIOS change.

Here is a sample of that line to give you an idea of what appears for a model' support pages, where the BIOS files are listed under the Software, Drivers and Firmware

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/victus-by-hp-15l-gaming-desktop-pc-tg02-0000a/2101006743

Lastly, if the BIOS is not unlocked to give you the features desire from the BIOS files listed, then it will not be available through normal channels.  There are sites that maybe will do BIOS customizing for the user, but those would be at your own risk and not supported by HP, so would void warranty.

 

If you log onto the support pages for your model - let HP scan your PC to verify the model, it will then show you what is available.

https://support.hp.com/us-en

Click on the "Let HP detect your product" button to find out all you might need to know.

 


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This is the model I am talking about. 

 

https://www.hp.com/in-en/shop/desktops/personal-desktops/victus-desktops/victus-by-hp-15l-gaming-des...

 

I understand the factors why OEM locks BIOS. I do not want to unlock the whole BIOS or anything. My only requirement is to undervolt the BIOS by 100 mv, so the processor can run cooler, with no impact on performance.

 

Right now, 2 days old processor is reaching 97 Celcius on full load, which is little bit concerning, hence the requirement of Undervolting arises. 

 

Hence my request to community is, if somehow I can access voltage control which will allow me to set voltage offset, that would be great. 

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