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Message 68684 - Posted: 4 May 2019, 6:32:31 UTC

First off, I'm sorry for all the recent threads here lately.

I'm taking possession of a Lenovo x1 extreme sometime next week and I'm just curious on recommendations to crunch with it? i7-8750H, gtx 1050ti. I think one stick of 16 gb ram which I plan on adding another to (so it has more ram than my desktop...go figure). That gpu should be pretty solid though I think?

Is there any way to not use all of the gpu, for instance? Since that would still be tons more powerful than CPU only. I'll be getting a decent laptop cooler and will probably end up repasting and undervolting the processor to help with keeping it cool. This will be my first beast of a laptop in a thin and light chassis. I'm pretty excited. This GPU crunching is all new to me.

That being said, Any hints appreciated so I don't end up swelling the battery or something in a year or two. I definitely don't have the physical space for another desktop.
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Message 68686 - Posted: 4 May 2019, 10:55:43 UTC - in response to Message 68684.  

First off, I'm sorry for all the recent threads here lately.

I'm taking possession of a Lenovo x1 extreme sometime next week and I'm just curious on recommendations to crunch with it? i7-8750H, gtx 1050ti. I think one stick of 16 gb ram which I plan on adding another to (so it has more ram than my desktop...go figure). That gpu should be pretty solid though I think?

Is there any way to not use all of the gpu, for instance? Since that would still be tons more powerful than CPU only. I'll be getting a decent laptop cooler and will probably end up repasting and undervolting the processor to help with keeping it cool. This will be my first beast of a laptop in a thin and light chassis. I'm pretty excited. This GPU crunching is all new to me.

That being said, Any hints appreciated so I don't end up swelling the battery or something in a year or two. I definitely don't have the physical space for another desktop.


I'll help with the battery first, just remove the battery and run it off the wall like a desktop, no more battery problems.

As for not using all of the gpu it depends on the OS you will put on it, if it's Windows then you can use something like MSI Afterburner to change the settings to slow it down a bit. I have no clue what program in Linux will do the same.
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Message 68691 - Posted: 4 May 2019, 18:25:02 UTC - in response to Message 68686.  

I'll help with the battery first, just remove the battery and run it off the wall like a desktop, no more battery problems.

As for not using all of the gpu it depends on the OS you will put on it, if it's Windows then you can use something like MSI Afterburner to change the settings to slow it down a bit. I have no clue what program in Linux will do the same.

I guess I could do that, yes. I'm not sure how much of a chore it would be to take the back panel off each time I wanted to be mobile and put the battery in/take it out. I think it's just held in by a screw.
I will be running Windows on it. I only use Linux to crunch and since this will be a machine for both work and play Windows is what I use.
Reading about Afterburner and I think it would allow me to undervolt the GPU too. I've never done that before, so this should be interesting.
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