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Original topic URL: GPU is locked in 30 watts - HP Support Community - 8825236 

 

Hi, I have the same issue as him. Can you help me? It is really annoying that I can't use balance mode because it keeps locking my GPU power to 30 watts for no reason.

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Hi @juliuseinsteinc,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community.

Thank you for posting your query, I will be glad to assist you.

 

I see that you are facing an issue with your Laptop.

 

HP Victus gaming laptop with an RTX 3050 GPU that should have a power draw of 75 watts, but it's only drawing 30 watts. There could be a few reasons for this behavior.

 

  • Power Management Settings: Modern laptops often have power management settings that can dynamically adjust the power draw of components to balance performance and battery life. It's possible that the laptop is currently in a power-saving mode or is not utilizing the full power of the GPU to conserve energy.
  • Driver Issues: Sometimes, driver issues can lead to reduced performance or power draw. Make sure that you have the latest graphics drivers installed for your RTX 3050. Manufacturers often release driver updates that can improve performance and stability.
  • Thermal Throttling: Laptops are designed to prevent overheating, so if the GPU temperature rises too high, the laptop might throttle its performance to avoid damage. This could result in lower power draw and reduced performance. Check your laptop's temperatures and consider using cooling pads or adjusting your usage environment to improve cooling.
  • BIOS/UEFI Settings: Some laptops allow users to tweak performance settings in the BIOS/UEFI interface. It's possible that there's a setting that's limiting the power draw of the GPU. However, caution is advised when changing these settings, as it could potentially lead to instability if not done correctly.
  • Software Limitations: Some games or applications might not fully utilize the GPU's capabilities, leading to lower power consumption. Make sure that you are running applications that can stress the GPU adequately to observe its full power draw.
  • Battery and Power Source: Laptops can behave differently depending on whether they are running on battery power or plugged into an outlet. When on battery power, laptops often reduce power consumption to extend battery life. If you're testing power draw on battery, try testing while the laptop is plugged in.

 

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I hope this helps.

Take care and have a great day ahead!

 

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I'm using the d1095tx model that has i7-12700H and RTX 3060. All of those steps doesn't help and I can't change power plan on my laptop. Is there anyway to fix this?

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Hi @juliuseinsteinc,

 

Please follow the below steps to fix the issue.

 

Install all the pending updates for the Windows operating system following the below steps.

go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates. If the upgrade is available for your device and you want to proceed, download and install it. 

 

Kindly refer to the steps on this link to update the BIOS and let me know if that fixes the issue.

 

Make sure you keep only the charger plugged in while updating the BIOS for your PC.

Click on the + sign next to BIOS and then download the file.

Open the file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

 

Once all the updates are installed, try to change the power settings again and let me know if that fixes the issue.

 

Please click “Accepted Solution” if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution. Click the “Kudos/Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say “Thanks” for helping!

 

I hope this helps.

Take care and have a great day ahead!

 

 Irwin6

HP Support

Irwin6
I am an HP Employee

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