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2020-01-12 13:06:24
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I have been gone for about 15 years and rejoined SETI@Home a few days ago.
My new PC is a MSI GE75 Raider Gamer Notebook (by CUK) with Intel I7-9750H (12 threads), 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 17.3" FHD 144Hz 3ms running Windows 10 Home.
Note: I am not a Gamer, just needed a fast, affordable 'office' PC.
Prior to installing SETI@Home, only one fan would run, at ~2400 RPM and it was very quiet.
The default SETI Project settings spun both fans at high RPM and my wife couldn't stand the noise.
I played around with various settings and finally settled on:
. No GPUs used SETI
. 75% of the CPUs (9 threads)
. 33% CPU Time
. 75% Memory usage
. Never Suspend, except on Battery
With these settings and forcing the second fan to run, I am able to keep fan speed below 3000RPM, very quiet.
My wife is happy.

Any suggestions for improving performance, while still keeping temperatures in check?

Jerold Schulman
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2020-01-12 17:44:05

I have the same experience with a much more modest MSI laptop.
Using the gpu alone (with the necessary cpu thread) both fans spin at or near maximum,. I can't find a way of limiting gpu activity, so I get only cpu wu's.
I limit number of threads to 5 (out of 8) in order to keep temperature and cpu-fan speed tolerable.
It's clear to me that laptops with separate gpu are not dimensioned to exploit theit full potential.
JeroldSchulman@gmail.com
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2020-01-12 19:28:01

Back at the BIONIC forum, they pointed be to TThrottle at https://efmer.com/
I reset everything to 100% and tthrottle is keeping my temperatures where I configured them.
Try it.
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