Question Core speeds constantly dropping for no reason.

Sep 20, 2019
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My core speed drops when idle for no reason, and drops significantly when i do literally any action such as scrolling through the page or opening the startup menu. It's the worst when I play games.
Here is the model of the laptop: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05810483

Idle under minimal load:
https://streamable.com/1o96f
Laptop is plugged in. Best performance yields similar results: https://streamable.com/x999z

Have tried multiple things such as disabling all startup in task manager and adjusting for best performance.
 
Core speeds fluctuating from 800-1000 MHz, jumping several times per second to 3.x GHz, then justs as quickly back down to 1000 and 2000 MHz, etc, when under desktop conditions and fairly low load are all perfectly normal behaviors to conserve power.

All cores might hover near 3.6-3.7 GHz only under a heavy all core load....; you will likely only see a single core at 4 GHz briefly under assorted single core load scenarios....

In short: do not expect to see a constant core clock speed...
 
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However the problem is mainly during games. Even though the entire computer slows down at times (almost freezing), I get super frequent fps drops in games that are not terribly demanding (I'm running them at low settings).
 
Sep 20, 2019
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Core speeds fluctuating from 800-1000 MHz, jumping several times per second to 3.x GHz, then justs as quickly back down to 1000 and 2000 MHz, etc, when under desktop conditions and fairly low load are all perfectly normal behaviors to conserve power.

All cores might hover near 3.6-3.7 GHz only under a heavy all core load....; you will likely only see a single core at 4 GHz briefly under assorted single core load scenarios....

In short: do not expect to see a constant core clock speed...
Please look at both videos, where I simply open the startup menu and the Core speed drops to a whopping 399 mhz.
 

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