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Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

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Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

#1 Post by ko » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 pm

I'm looking to buy a fully loaded X1 Extreme (which is pretty cheap right now thanks to Lenovo's latest discount) for some mild gaming and video editing. My question is: Have you experienced thermal throttling with the X1 when pushed to it's limits?
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Re: Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:27 pm

I don't have one but guessing from big proccessor little heatsink I can say with 95% confidence a big ol' YES.
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Re: Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

#3 Post by dr_st » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am

No; The X1 Extreme throttles you. :twisted:
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Re: Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:19 am

dr_st wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am
No; The X1 Extreme throttles you. :twisted:
Well said....well said...
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Re: Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

#5 Post by exTPfan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:15 pm

It throttles, it fries, and it blow dries.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/le ... ,5865.html
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Re: Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:04 pm

exTPfan wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:15 pm
It throttles, it fries, and it blow dries.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/le ... ,5865.html
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Re: Does the X1 Extreme throttle itself?

#7 Post by w0qj » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 am

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