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  1. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Ehh.. when I run the exe for the first time got an error about cpu not supported.

    Not really what I'm looking for.

    I guess I'll just leave the task manager down in the system icons.

    Thanks
    09-18-2016 06:59 PM
  2. drmodify's Avatar
    Latest update for my SP3 made the fan more stable but it still kicks in a while, like whispering. I guess I can live with this although I prefer no sound at all for a lot of money. I guess it's just not the right time yet, who knows maybe SP5??

    My surface pro 4 only kicks in when

    I'm looking for a program that I can use to monitor cpu utilization say in the taskbar though. It's very annoying everytime I want to check cpu utilization I have to open task manager.

    Don't want to have to switch to any program, would just like to glance at the figures in the task bar (where the system icons are)

    Any suggestions?
    Rainmeter??
    Last edited by drmodify; 09-26-2016 at 07:52 PM.
    09-26-2016 07:32 PM
  3. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    Ehh.. when I run the exe for the first time got an error about cpu not supported.

    Not really what I'm looking for.

    I guess I'll just leave the task manager down in the system icons.

    Thanks
    Odd.. It should be
    10-06-2016 05:26 PM
  4. Nelesh Naidoo's Avatar
    I've made the registry change as supplied by Geo. Thanks Geo you rock. I'm a situation where I cant swap out my surface as there is no MS store in my country.

    My question is: What implication does this change have on processing power or battery life?

    Thanks
    10-07-2016 06:41 AM
  5. jabberwockdb's Avatar
    I went into regedit and changed the field from 1 to 0.

    I rebooted and clicked on power options.

    However, I do not see the options to reduce CPU percentages.

    Any suggestions?
    10-11-2016 07:53 PM
  6. jabberwockdb's Avatar
    Ehh.. when I run the exe for the first time got an error about cpu not supported.

    Not really what I'm looking for.

    I guess I'll just leave the task manager down in the system icons.

    Thanks
    I got the same error on my Surface Pro 3 saying that the CPU is not supported.
    10-11-2016 08:10 PM
  7. jabberwockdb's Avatar
    I went into regedit and changed the field from 1 to 0.

    I rebooted and clicked on power options.

    However, I do not see the options to reduce CPU percentages.

    Any suggestions?
    After rebooting a second time, the percentages showed up.
    10-14-2016 12:33 AM
  8. SETCOM's Avatar
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...ity-Intel-XTU-


    just download this- tune down the (active core) multipliers.

    It shows how much you clock down the cpu and you can do it per app, etc.

    FROM INTEL!

    You can't go wrong with this, unless you go and try over-clocking.

    DO NOT OVERCLOCK A SURFACE!!!!!****

    But this app will allow you to fully customize your CPU

    I set mine to 3.1 Ghz for now and have a 3.0Ghz profile. but depending on how often you hear that fan, set it down. note that it shows the turbo speed, but this WILL also reduce the default speed as well. So I'm running 1.5Ghz without Turbo, no lags, no fan noise.. yet.
    friedmjb likes this.
    09-06-2017 02:08 AM
  9. Adrian Lopez4's Avatar
    I made an account just to thank OP, now my Surface Pro 3 doesn't overheat. Thanks!!
    10-21-2017 08:50 PM
  10. Waleed bin waheed's Avatar
    Hey Geo,i am using a surafce pro 3 i7 8gb ram and i have set min power state to 1% and max power state to 5% cuz i only use it for school work, will it cause any harm to my pc?
    11-04-2017 07:51 PM
  11. nikta182's Avatar
    Hello Geo
    Is the subject of this conversation still relevant? And above all, what is the solution proposed by you during the first post still valid today?
    If this is no longer the case, a solution to find for the fan to stop scolding and that the Surface Pro 3 (me in i5) does not overheat anymore?
    Thank you in advance for your answer and excuse me for my english
    01-11-2018 07:46 PM
  12. StefanTr's Avatar
    A Few years ago, i wrote an article about Surface Pro 3 undervolting and efficiency.
    SurfaceInside | Surface Pro 3: Leistung, Energiebedarf und Undervolting

    stefan_6.png

    So the efficiency is NOT the best at low clocks! Most of your work will be done at a medium clockrate. My conlcusion was that the non turbo clockrate was the most efficient one (so better use the I3 those times).

    To get rid of the cooling noise, the best option is to limit the TDP and not the clock. When you limit the "long time TDP" to arround 5W, you get a high boost clock for short moments and a silent surface Pro.
    Unfortionally you need to use Throttlestop in order to do this.
    01-21-2018 08:41 AM
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