High battery drain on Windows 11
Thanks - we are getting an extra disk so we can boot it soon.
All my "test machines" are apparently too old to boot Win 11...
herf last edited by herf
Okay so I am on 22000.184 (newer) with extremely low CPU usage....same Intel driver version - but no NVIDIA. So that leaves several possibilities:
- it's already fixed in .184
- it's nvidia-related
- it's multiple monitor related
If you can triage, it would be great: update to .184, and try unplugging one monitor. Otherwise we should suspect the NVIDIA/hybrid?
- The original issue (the one that inspired me to write this post) occurred during usage of the unplugged laptop (single screen)
- I've updated the Windows build to the newest one, no change. The CPU usage is still on the same level (currently 8% ish on the P15s)
- I've unplugged the screens, without any change in the CPU behavior
- I've defaulted for now to the native Windows "night light" and it's working fine, with no higher CPU usage
Therefore it looks like:
- It's not Windows build related
- It's not multiple monitors related
I do wonder if there's a way to disable the Nvidia graphic card in the BIOS of my XPS - couldn't find it.
Hey @herf - so what do we do now? :) I really miss my f.lux Hue integration :( Do you think you can get access to a similar laptop that I have?
Not sure where you're from, but in the worst case scenario you can probably buy something over the internet, and return it if a store has 2 week return policy or something. Thinking about the options.
Can you run a "performance test" from f.lux options? Curious if it shows up here.
- After the test popup shows "Average: 59.8 FPS. Worst=31.3 FPS. Missed 60hz: 0%, Missed 30hz 0%"
- During the test the CPU usage of flux.exe went up from 6% to 8%
- What is really strange for me, is that even after selecting "disable until sunrise" the CPU usage is still at a 6% level
What's there under the hood, the C++ or C#? Maybe there's some different runtime being delivered together with windows 11?
Well it is working on my Intel Xe fine, so hmm. We are C++ (old-school win32) under the hood.
If you can run process explorer, there is a view of "Threads" for each process. Will move to email....
@herf - before we'll dig deeper, I've done something crazy, just reinstalled the app. For now looks like the CPU usage issue is gone on both of the laptops (after reinstallation and restart).
I'll be observing the situation for the next 2 days, and I'll let you know.
Current machines were updated from Windows 10 to Windows 11, with f.lux being already installed on the Win 10. Maybe there's something that is causing troubles related to the update (the same issue occurred on 2 different machines).
@herf - not sure if you've noticed, but a while back I've sent you a process mini dump. Flux started misbehaving again.
@amerykanin Emailed you again