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Is a large drop in Max Gain Factor over a short time normal?

Question asked by mkpbphd on Sep 22, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 28, 2017 by mkpbphd

I had been messing around with the custom tune settings on my GC-QQQ trying to pass a DFTPP tune check without completely destroying my sensitivity. While I was looking at my last several tune reports, I noticed that my max gain factor has started dropping pretty dramatically. I know it's normal for it to drop over time but I don't know if it's normal to drop so quick.

 

In April after an Agilent PM, it was around 7 million.

In Mid-August after having hardly used it for several months, it was 1.4 million.

It stayed around 1 million for awhile, and was about 0.9 million on 9/15.

On 9/18, it dropped to 0.6 million.

Today, I tried re-tuning from default values (to counter any tweaking from trying to compromise between sensitivity and DFTPP), and it's 0.4 million.

 

I realize that it's still plenty high, but it seems to be dropping pretty quickly. Does anyone know if that is normal?

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