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Windows 7: Asus G50vt-x5 GPU getting hot

06 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Asus G50vt-x5 GPU getting hot

Not sure if anyone here can help me with this, but i figured id ask.

My laptop gets hot while i play games on it, as most laptops do. But my laptop graphics card is getting so hot that i am getting green pixels all over my screen. I have a gut feeling the dots are from the graphics card getting hot. I noticed that this usually happens when i have it plugged in (Charging). I have a USB cooling pad on it but it seems like it isnt doin much. Any advice for fans, cleaning, or just stuff to keep it cooler?

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06 Jul 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

How old is the computer, and what cooling pad do you have?
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06 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
How old is the computer, and what cooling pad do you have?
The computer is about a year and a half old and i have a targus cooling pad.
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06 Jul 2011   #4

W7 Professional x64
 
 

have you blown out the fan port on the laptop? And has this been a persistent issue, or one that has come up recently?
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06 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
have you blown out the fan port on the laptop? And has this been a persistent issue, or one that has come up recently?
Well im gonna get a can of compressed air and blow it out tomoro (som1 has to get me the air, i dont have it on me). and this has been an issue for a couple months (wasnt as prominent), but it's just getting more and more persistent and frequent.
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06 Jul 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Italia366 View Post
Not sure if anyone here can help me with this, but i figured id ask.

My laptop gets hot while i play games on it, as most laptops do. But my laptop graphics card is getting so hot that i am getting green pixels all over my screen. I have a gut feeling the dots are from the graphics card getting hot. I noticed that this usually happens when i have it plugged in (Charging). I have a USB cooling pad on it but it seems like it isnt doin much. Any advice for fans, cleaning, or just stuff to keep it cooler?
A usb cooling pad isn't going to do much for your overheating problems since it is drawing power from your lap causing your laptop to run hotter.

Besides the normal blowing out all vents with a can of compressed air, then:
Install and run either Speccy or CoreTemp. If CoreTemp, then you will find the CoreTemp gadget useful.

Keep an eye on your temps. Watch you temps, with and without that Targus "cooling" pad. Point a desktop/ table top/ floor fan at your laptop and watch the temps drop.

Use WIN + X key combo and change your power plan to Power Saver. Watch the temps drop.

Usiing WIN + X reduce the display brightness and watch the temps drop.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

Links to speccy and coretemp in my sig.
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08 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Italia366 View Post
Not sure if anyone here can help me with this, but i figured id ask.

My laptop gets hot while i play games on it, as most laptops do. But my laptop graphics card is getting so hot that i am getting green pixels all over my screen. I have a gut feeling the dots are from the graphics card getting hot. I noticed that this usually happens when i have it plugged in (Charging). I have a USB cooling pad on it but it seems like it isnt doin much. Any advice for fans, cleaning, or just stuff to keep it cooler?
A usb cooling pad isn't going to do much for your overheating problems since it is drawing power from your lap causing your laptop to run hotter.

Besides the normal blowing out all vents with a can of compressed air, then:
Install and run either Speccy or CoreTemp. If CoreTemp, then you will find the CoreTemp gadget useful.

Keep an eye on your temps. Watch you temps, with and without that Targus "cooling" pad. Point a desktop/ table top/ floor fan at your laptop and watch the temps drop.

Use WIN + X key combo and change your power plan to Power Saver. Watch the temps drop.

Usiing WIN + X reduce the display brightness and watch the temps drop.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

Links to speccy and coretemp in my sig.
What do you mean by pointing a desktop/table top/floor fan at it? like just any external fan that isnt attached to the computer?

And the thing about changing my plan to power saver is it will cause my games to run slower, as they require more of the processor to run smoothly
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08 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Dude, if the conventional things dont work for you, you can try changing the gpu thermal paste or undervolting the GPU. Now, both these things are somewhat involved and can ruin your machine if not done properly, so try at your own risk. Theres a thread at notebookreview, you can also look around on the asus forums.

G50vt-x5 Replacing gpu thermal pad

G50VT-Undervolting 9800M GS
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08 Jul 2011   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Italia,

Yep, that's an external fan. Just follow the suggestions that you have received. You will be surprised and pleased.

you can also help us by filling out your system specs:
UPDATE YOUR SEVENFORUMS SYSTEM SPECS


User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
in left-hand column, under Your Profile, Edit System Spec |


Use Speccy - System Information - Free Download
and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.

Do me a favor and add the word laptop or desktop to the “system manufacturer” block.

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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23 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I am now only having this problem when my laptop is charging. once i unplug it the dots go away after a couple minutes. could it be my battery? could my battery while charging cause everything to get hot?
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