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Windows 7: Overheating laptop, GPU temps at 130C

06 Jan 2012   #1
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Overheating laptop, GPU temps at 130C

Hi all,

Alight, so my ASUS G60JX has an overheating problem. A bad overheating problem. I created another thread a while back, but do to me getting busy( and ultimately forgetting about it) I marked it as solved.

Recently, I purchased Need For Speed: The Run (Limited Edition). It uses Frostbite 2, which is the same graphics engine as FIFA 2012, Battlefield 3, and some others . The requirements said that the game should work on my computer. It called for a 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo and a NVIDIA 8800 GT (a 512MB card). My specs being an i5 430M clocking at 2.66 GHz (dual core, quad threading), and a NVIDIA GTS 360M (a 1GB card), it SHOULD work.

However, after playing for about 2 minutes, the frame rate dropped to about 3FPS. I flipped over to HWmoniter, to find that my GPU was stressing out at about 125C, and my CPU at about 100C. My RAM wasn't maxing out, the CPU was at 70%, and the GPU was also at about 70%. So basically, I pretty ticked off that I spend $40 on a game that should have worked, only to find that it's destroying my GPU.

I tried cleaning out my heatsinks/fan, using a laptop pad, using a laptop cooling pad, and using a huge 25" vornado industrial fan. Placing the laptop directly on top of the vornado was the only thing that worked. The Vornado tactic kept everything running at full FPS, while pumping 1366x768 through a 36", and the temps never went beyond 64C. Obviously, it is not optimal to have my laptop in the middle of the room listening to that huge fan scream. It's loud. Like really loud.

I have come to the final conclusion that I'm 100% fed up with this. I have an idea of putting a small desktop GPU fan inside my case to replace the stock fan, along with some more heatsinks. Here is the fan I was thinking of using:

Newegg.com - EVERCOOL VC-RF Ever Lubricate VGA Cooler

Does anybody have any suggestions? Different fan, different cooling scenario, good party euntres, or really any thoughts at all? Help me Obi-Seven Kenobi, your my only hope.

Thanks in advance for the excellent responses I'm sure that I'll receive.
The Unofficial


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06 Jan 2012   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Ugh. Bummer. There is a problem with the thermal interface material (TIM). Repaste the gpu with arctic silver 5
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06 Jan 2012   #3
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, I did some research on Arctic Silver, and people seem to say that it only makes a 1C-3C difference. Don't I need something more like 20C-30C difference? Also, if you look at the link, the fan comes with it's own tube of Thermal Past + Heat Sinks + Fan. Doesn't it make more sense to buy the fan for $11 and get all that stuff, versus buying one tube of Arctic Silver and paying $14?
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06 Jan 2012   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

As well as replacing the TIM you could also add a copper shim to the gpu to ensure a good contact to the heatsink, many dedicated gamers/overclockers spend hours polishing the base of the heatsink to a mirror finish to enable good heat transfer
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06 Jan 2012   #5
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Okay, so basically making sure that my GPU has a good connection with the heat sinks is going to make a huge difference? Because it seems to be pretty well attached... I'm also getting the idea that I should scrap the fan idea?
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06 Jan 2012   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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06 Jan 2012   #7
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Watching...
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06 Jan 2012   #8
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hmm, this would be really effective... if my computer had that hole/grate/round thing. I'll post some pictures of my back panel and maybe internals a little later... Thanks for the link!
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