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Windows 7: Something with High Altitude? Any Graphic intensive Power ERROR 41

29 Mar 2013   #1
Guerilla Tactic

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Something with High Altitude? Any Graphic intensive Power ERROR 41

Hey guys i don't know what is wrong with my computer. I bought this ASUS notebook about a year ago, and its fantastic, but it appears to be over heating at high altitude? If i play Starcraft 2, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, or use ANY form of streaming software, my computer shuts down instantly after a little bit. I don't know what it is, Microcenter couldnt tell me either. I have a cooling pad for it. At this altitude, ~7000ft, it does it with any graphic intense things. At denver elevation and lower, i can run furmark on MAX settings and it will never shut down, but if i try to run it up here at ~7000 ft, its done within 10 min. Can anyone help me? I can provide what ever information you need to help me fix this, i leave back for college where this isnt a issue on sunday, but i will be back home this summer and need this fixed.




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30 Mar 2013   #2
nilank

 

Altitude? Does that matter? I have no idea.

What about heating? Is it getting too hot? Monitor the temps and report back.

Use this tool for temps.
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30 Mar 2013   #3
Guerilla Tactic

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

i believe it is overheating, the temps are getting into the 90s+ C. The air at higher altitude is thinner, so in theory harder to catch. But the fan i dont ever hear actually running at its max speed
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30 Mar 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If my high school science is correct. The air at 7000 ft. is thinner therefor has less capability of absorbing the heat from the card. The only way to compensate would be moving a larger volume of air across the card cooler.
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30 Mar 2013   #5
Guerilla Tactic

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

That highschool science doesnt apply with this sort of thing. Similar to cars, computers have issues cooling at higher altitude. I am wondering how/if there is a way to change how my fan scales with temp? Because its not coming anywhere close to maximum use on the fan.
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30 Mar 2013   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Fan control is in the BIOS. I don't know if you'll have access to it being an OEM machine but you could try. Check your owner manual for access to the BIOS at boot time.
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30 Mar 2013   #7
Guerilla Tactic

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

What would i do though when i got in them?
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30 Mar 2013   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

There may be a max rpm set or set to a fixed speed so that the laptop remains quiet. Change it to allow a higher speed if possible. Most of the fan controls use a percent of maximum speed. Set it to 100%.
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30 Mar 2013   #9
nilank

 

See if the following helps, just copy-pasted from a previous post of mine (I've done this many times already):

Most of the heat is generated by your i7 CPU as compared to GPU and HDD/SSD. Lots of heat is generated when you run a CPU/GPU intensive application like a game, for instance. To prevent this overheating follow this:

1. Go to control panel -- Power options
2. Click 'Change plan settings' link present against the selected power plan.
3. Now click on 'Advanced power settings'.
4. Now expand 'Processor power management' and select 'Maximum processor state'.
5. Now select a lower-than-100 value in the range of 80-95 (start with higher and decrease if required).
6. Click OK. Done.

Doing the above underclocks the CPU depending upon the value chosen.

In my case, I chose the value as 99 on Core i5 480M. This just disabled turbo boost and the cpu ran at a maximum of stock clock speed.

The performance difference is NOT noticeable at all (for lower than 80 value, it might be noticeable).

Choosing the value as 99 reduced my cpu's temperature by around 20 deg C (that's a big big difference) and totally cured overheating.

If you're still wondering about the performance dip (which you shouldn't at all), then create a seperate power plan and apply the above settings to that plan. Now you can switch between normal power plan and this newly created optimized plan when you want. Just select the optimized plan from the taskbar before starting a cpu intensive application such as a game.
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31 Mar 2013   #10
Guerilla Tactic

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

At my home, when i have ran the Furmark+Intel burn on maximum settings, it takes about 5 minutes and then the temperatures begin to reach 90+ and continue to rise. Here in pueblo, at 4500ft, 3000 ft less then my home. I can run the same settings, and after 15 min, the temp never really surpasses 90C, and when it does the fan immediately kicks in to a much higher noticeable speed and the temp drops down between 85-90 again, and maintains this. At my house, i have never heard the fan kick into that high speed that i hear down here. Here are the settings i use to test it. This laptop is a performance laptop, top of the line ASUS and can handle anything the burn in tests can do right now, without over heating. But at the higher altitude the fan doesn't work like it should. Input welcome!

Thanks
Dan


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