The 2019 Blade Stealth Bible

Discussion in 'Systems' started by figrin1, Feb 19, 2019.

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  1. parac1oXX

    parac1oXX Member

    Ok. So im quite knowledgeable about desktop hardware. But I never tried undervolting/overclocking of laptop hardware before. This thing has been buggin me all around:

    So since the 65W psu razer supplies for the RBS13 2019 seems to be to weak overall any way (battery drain under heavy load) - Is it actually safe for the psu to play with any voltages or clocks? I am not sure how power draw works exaclty on these laptops circuits. But like if it "pulls" to much from the psu, doesnt that kill it, either fast or slowly... =/
  2. danielkoene

    danielkoene New Member

    Update: I managed to get the back panel off two smaller the thermal pads had unstuck from the case and attached themselves to the ssd and network ports I could still switch the ssd's and I just left them where they had gotten.

    An other problem I had was with the torx screws and the ssd mount screw they were stuck really tight I had to be careful not to strip the head (actually the first torx 5 bit I used destoryed itself but I think it's because it was a T5H the one with a hole in it, so i guess they are too weak to open tight screws. Use the T5 without the hole.

    also the screws have locktight on them to keep them in and not undo themselves. I'm thinking of putting a bit more on them now. I don't like the idea of loosing screws. more so that I felt like a couple might have stripped the threads when i put them back in.
    Basically I would advise anyone that is a novice at putting computers together to just pay the computer experts to do it at the local computer store.

    I didn't get any 2nd drives when it eventually booted it was exactly what I cloned. I did spend a bit more time getting macrium to correctly clone the drive and make the c:drive takeup the new space at step 3.
    In that link see here I did what it said for Cloning to a larger hard drive Cloned partition properties.
    so I didn't need to do the last steps.

    Thank you once again @figrin1 for the clear guide.
  3. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad the guide helped, and that the SSD swap went more smoothly than expected! :big_grin_:

    It's definitely imperative that you have a quality screwdriver and bit, as well as the right 'feel' when doing work like removing the back panel! Thanks for that reminder.
  4. UmbrellaFox

    UmbrellaFox New Member

    Hey guys, I've been following this thread since I got the RBS 2019 and it's been helping a lot. Thank you!

    Quick question, I know that the RBS 2019 idles at around 50C but I leave the fans on manual control at the lowest (2200rpm) it idles at around 40C. Just wondering if it's a good idea to keep the fans on minimum at regular use or will it be better off at auto settings? Give me your thoughts. Thanks!
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  5. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    It seems to me like keeping the fans on is just going to drain your battery faster and be extra noise. Unless there's a reason you need your CPU to be as cool as possible.
  6. Rizumu85

    Rizumu85 New Member

    Hi, I am here again. So now I have a question (problem) about the fan noises, the laptop has it when I first got it but I though that it just need some windows update, now used over couple of months, when I already got everything updated, still have fan noises when I am just browsing.

    And the noise is not consistent, it turns on for seconds then its in silent, this happens every 2 minutes and really annoys me. So I figure it out that whenever I open a new tap or click to a link, the browser CPU usage will increase from 4-5% to 10%, and just doing this I will turn on the fans for a second and it is off.

    If there is any solution please tell me :frown_: I will appreciate it a lot.
  7. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    Normally, the fans respond to the temperature of your CPU, so the obvious first question is why is your CPU getting warm enough to kick them on? 10% usage shouldn't be spiking the temperature that much.

    It's normal for the CPU to run on a higher wattage when plugged in, which means it will be warmer and the fans will kick on more often. Does this happen on battery power?

    Things you can do to keep your temperatures lower include undervolting, running on Low Power mode, or upgrading the thermal paste on your CPU (more involved than the other two).

    You might also make sure you have the latest version of Razer Synapse, and the most updated BIOS and EC firmware. It's possible that your temperatures aren't that high, and it's just an issue with your fan control.

    Before trying to troubleshoot too much though, I would use some monitoring software like MSI Afterburner to keep track of your CPU power, temperature and usage. Look at what's happening there when the fans kick on, and it might give you some more information about when and why the temperatures are spiking.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  8. Rizumu85

    Rizumu85 New Member

    Thank you I will try to do this
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  9. Valentine79

    Valentine79 New Member

    So even after all this time Razer hasn't resolved the speed throttling issue? That sucks immensely.
  10. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    I've found that it's mostly better with the latest BIOS + EC Firmware and Creator Mode. In general my CPU tends to stick to 25W in Creator Mode and boost up to 40W. Occasionally for some inexplicable reason it will go down to 15W and boost at 25W, but that's usually solved with a reboot.
  11. Valentine79

    Valentine79 New Member

    Boost seems to be doing only OS related things, like heightening the priority of the process to be boosted. This wouldn't really have much do to with CPU performance in general. Which is somewhat obscured by the fancy menu.
  12. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    When I say boost I mean the CPU's PL2. The 40W PL2 definitely has a big effect on games/benchmarks/stress tests that I've run.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2019
  13. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    I don't think there will be any issue unless you're trying to do something CPU/GPU-intensive. At that point you may run into thermal throttling. For light use, it definitely won't be an issue... but I don't really see any benefits either. I find the laptop stays cool and the fans rarely turn on when I'm on battery, in low power mode, so having the fans locked at low speed may just be wasting battery life and noisier than letting it passively cool.
  14. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One

    I kinda sorta maybe wanna stickie this. Very good information here!
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  15. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Good morning sir:smile_:
  16. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much! Good to know other folks are finding this thread useful.
  17. AlucardTepes

    AlucardTepes New Member

    Would this issue be present when using an AMD card as an eGPU ?
  18. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how the laptop would act bouncing between Nvidia drivers for the eGPU and AMD drivers for the eGPU. I haven't read much about people with a setup like that.
  19. fmaclang

    fmaclang New Member

    hello! thank you so much for creating this thread, currently thinking of buying the razer blade stealth 2019, and all this info has really helped me learn about the possible issues i might run into, so thank you thank you!

    i was hoping to ask; how has your experience been gaming with the whole issue of occasional, inexplicable cpu power limit throttling? does that power limiting regulate itself after a while, or do you have to do something such as restart?

    apologies for my noobness, and thank you again for this great post!
  20. figrin1

    figrin1 Well-Known Member

    I've found that it very rarely has a noticeable impact during gameplay, and when it does I just reboot. I only ever game on an eGPU, so I can't speak for how it acts with the MX150 also running.
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