2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 8, 2016 3:16 PM by Intel Corporation

    Intel 4200U, HD 4400 stuck on 200MHz - low performance




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      Provide a detailed description of the issue

      GPU stuck on 200MHz

      Please place an X to the right of the option showing how often you see this issue using specific steps. (Ex: 'Every few times a game is started it flickers.' <- This would be "Often")

      Always (100%): x

      Often (51-99%):

      Sporadic (20-50%):

      Very Sporadic (<20%):

      Hardware (HW)

      Brand and Model of the system.

      Acer E1-572-6497

      Hybrid or switchable graphics system?
      ie Does it have AMD or NV graphics too?


      Make and model of any Displays that are used to see the issue (see note2 below).
      = Local Flat Panel (Laptop panel)
      EFP = External Flat Panel (Monitor you plug in)

      LFP and EFP

      How much memory [RAM] in the system (see note2 below).

      6 GB

      Provide any other hardware needed to replicate the issue.
      ie: Cables&brand, cable type [vga, hdmi, DP, etc], dock, dongles/adapters, etc

      VGA-cable for EFP

      Hardware Stepping (see note1 below).


      Software (SW)

      Operating System version (see note2 below).


      VBIOS (video BIOS) version. This can be found in “information page” of CUI (right click on Desktop and select “Graphics Properties”.


      Graphics Driver version; for both integrated Intel and 3rd party vendors (see note2 below).

      SW or Apps version used to replicate the issue.

      Any application. Tested with Intel XTU, Rocket League and CS:GO.


      Single display, clone, or extended (see note2 below).

      All configurations. Integrated screen only, external screen only, extended over both.

      Display resolution & refresh rate setting of each display (see note2 below).

      1366*768(60), 1920*1080(60)

      AC or DC mode, i.e. is power cable plugged in or not?

      Plugged in and configured for maximum performance

      How to repro

      Please provide steps to replicate the issue.  These steps are very crucial to finding the root cause and fix.
      A screenshot to illustrate the issue is a huge plus. A video of the failure is even better! Attach to the post or provide the YouTube link.

      1. Open Intel XTU, HWmonitor to monitor frequencies
      2. Start game ie Rocket League or CS:GO
      3. Low performance, about 30% of normal
      4. Check log in HWMonitor, stuck on 200MHz.
      5. Same happens when executing stress test in Intel XTU
      6. Temperatures are normal 40-60C.



      I have tried a few different drivers but it doesn't seem to be the problem. Took a while before I realized the GPU was stuck on idle freq, 200MHz. I had no issues yesterday and it seems to have happened with out any software changes in my system. I'm running Windows 10 64bit. Usually I have 100-140fps in CS:GO but now I have around 35-45. Rocket League is also suffering even if I play on a low resolution. Ideas?