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Windows 7: Changing documents folder from D: and its effects

28 Mar 2013   #11
cannondt

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, its actually my bad. I noticed that while moving I had screwed up one folder (yeah, yeah - I know, doofus!!) and now I need to reinstall a particular DVD again and blah blah blah. So I kind of dug this pit myself, hence the request for the extra day (not to mention that the DVD is right now at my friend's house )
Also I would like to clear my HWMonitor values and do a fresh test starting from a reboot. It would yield better results.

Also should I do anything on the nVidia GPU front? Like I said I am only worried about the HDD temp breaches, I know the CPU and GPU have higher tolerance values (105 right?!)

Once again - thanks for following up, I will surely test and let you know on the morrow.

Peace


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28 Mar 2013   #12
nilank

 

The only way to lower temps is underclocking (other than cleaning your machine), which NO gamer on Earth would like to do with his GPU, though can be temporarily done with CPU as I already described since CPUs these days are far more powerful than a modern game actually needs.

You should note that your CPU/GPU may not at all be responsible for your high HDD temps, but still you can give my solution a try. That will surely cool your CPU atleast. Check the CPU temps before and after conducting the experiment and report back the temps. Let's see how all it goes.

Cheers,
NH
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29 Mar 2013   #13
cannondt

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Nilank,
I am back with some results. I had a tough time setting these options the reason being with resets - every time I did a restart the values got back to 100%. I did some digging around and I think some energy management software was responsible for it (so I stopped Lenovo Energy Management and Energy Cut software from the start up). Then after restart the values stuck, but I am still not convinced about it - what if they are reset while playing, I am really not sure. Is there anything here you can help me with?

Having said that I think it does work. Now why do I say think is that I can see a 5 degree drop in the avg temps - while it was raging at around 70 degrees now it peaks at around 65 or so. I can see that this drop is due to me setting the values at 95% but like I said I think my power options are resetting themselves and I am not sure if all is well because you said I can expect a 20 degree difference - should I try it lower?
Please let me know your thoughts / recommendations

Peace

PS : A link for some stuff related to this - http://forum.notebookreview.com/idea...ml#post9020345
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29 Mar 2013   #14
cannondt

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

One more round of testing and the temps now are peaking at 76, so I think I am back to square one
HDD went to 54 and I shut down before fries were cooked
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29 Mar 2013   #15
TwoCables

 

This is the way cheaply-made laptops are that have the 3rd Generation Intel i5 and i7 CPUs. There isn't much that can be done. Well, you could try to fix it yourself, but that would require opening the laptop up.
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29 Mar 2013   #16
cannondt

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

How does one go about fixing it? What should I be aiming for? Please give me some tips if you can, I can always get someone who is experienced to do it for me
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29 Mar 2013   #17
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cannondt View Post
How does one go about fixing it? What should I be aiming for? Please give me some tips if you can, I can always get someone who is experienced to do it for me
Oh. Well, I'm not 100% sure about the details. I think you can start with fixing the thermal paste application. It's probably a poor contact with whatever kind of heatsink or cooler is in there.
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29 Mar 2013   #18
nilank

 

While you're playing the game, press Alt+Tab and check if your power settings are really saved. Try setting it to a lower value like 80. This is bound to reduce atleast CPU temps. This solution is very popular for reducing temps. Maybe your power management software that you mentioned about is changing the value back while you play. Also make sure you have turbo boost service turned off. I had the CPU raging to 92 deg, after doing these changes (setting value to 99!), temps were peaking at around 75 deg.

Also make sure you don't place your laptop on your lap or bed while playing. Place it on a flat surface like a table so that it can breathe. I see you're from India. Is the weather hot there?

Also, HDD's fine upto 60 deg C.
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29 Mar 2013   #19
cannondt

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

@TwoCables
I am actually trying to find someone who can help me apply some thermal paste - I got AS 5 with me, so I need someone who can apply it for me

@nilank
Yeah, I did do that several times and after I disabled both those services at startup, it was sitting pretty at 95. A couple of restarts also left them at 95, so maybe that has done its work - I am just paranoid I guess. I will dial it down further to see if the peaks get down further. Also is turning turbo boost off a registry thingie or is it somewhere else? I can always search for it, just asking in case you already know.

I actually have my laptop sitting on a notepal U3, so it has a 2 inch clearance, so it can breathe. Also I placed the 3 fans of the U3 right under the 3 vents of my lenovo, so I think thats ok.

Yeah - you got me. I live in an oven . 3 seasons for me here - hot, hotter and hottest and I am right now in the 'hotter' season - so things are only going to get worse...

Well, if you have any other suggestions for me please do let me know.

You guys have been of immense help already, so here is another thanks from moi

Peace
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29 Mar 2013   #20
nilank

 

Get into the BIOS and search for "Intel turbo boost technology" or something like that and disable it. Save and exit.

Lower that value down to 80.

Thanks for keeping in touch.
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