1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 29, 2016 3:03 PM by Intel Corporation

    i5 6260U stays at a low power consumption with low temps


      I have a Lenovo Ideapad 710s with an i5 6260U, 8GB DDR3 1866 and a 256GB PCIe SSD. In short bursts the CPU works as intended reaching Turbo frequencies and achieving great performance, however I have tried installing some games for casual gaming on the go (Doom 2016, Resident Evil 4 UHD Edition, Call of Duty 4) and when tuning the CPU with Intel XTU and monitoring with Throttlestop I have found something very odd: the SoC isn't reaching its TDP of 15W and instead hovers around 13, the temps are around 60ºC and the fan is barely spinning. (It's doing that thing where it constantly switches between spinning and not spinning) I believe this machine could be using 20W of power without issue for long periods of time. Throttlestop states that PL1 "TDP throttle" is keeping the package from using more energy.

      The CPU core is undervolted by 0.050V, the cache by 0.050V, the GPU by 0.080V.

      What can I do to unleash this processor?


      (For reference, Doom runs at 720P 30FPS at low settings, and at 40-45FPs at 540P, the GPU is at 649MHZ and I would like to have it at 800 or more)

        • 1. Re: i5 6260U stays at a low power consumption with low temps
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello :

          In regard to your inquiry, I just wanted to let you know that Intel® does not support any kind of customizations that can be done on the processor, that is why there are no information or documents showing how to downclock or overclock the processor, let me apologize for that, the information you are requesting is not available from our side, the support is done under stock configuratios.

          However, there are many pees that will have access to this thread and they might be able to provide further details on this matter.

          Also remember that on a laptop everything is customized by the manufacturer in this case Lenovo, so in order to get the information you are requesting to get in contact with Lenovo could be a good option, they might have specific steps t do this, maybe a BIOS update is needed or a BIOS setting needs to be change.

          Lenovo’s support site: http://support.lenovo.com/uu/en/

          Lenovo’s phone number: 855-253-6686

          Another option will be to submit this inquiry on a overcloking forums, the peers in there should be able to provide the details you are looking for:




          NOTE: These links are being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.


          On the following link you will find the recommended settings for some of the games you have for that processor:


          Hardware Games

          Any further questions or if there is anything else that I can assist you with, please let me know.