Can ANYONE Help Me?! :(
Written by: Primo12345678 - 09:39 Oct-22-2013

Laptop Overheating Problems..

 

So here's the story, okay?

Last night, I installed Diablo 3 on my laptop, with these specs:

Intel Core i5 2410m 2.3ghz, no overclock

nVidia GeForce GT 540m 1gb, no overclock

6gb ddr3 1333mhz RAM

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit

 

When I was playing it, the temperature quickly rose as I started playing it.

I had these settings:

Texture Quality: high

Shadows: low

Physics: high

Clutter Density: high

AA: off

Low-FX off

Resolution: 1366x768

I was playing at around 30-40 fps, unless I was in a big fight, then the fps would drop to around 19, maybe 15 if there's 10+ enemies.

I realised that the gpu temperature was sitting at around 97 degrees C. Now I ignored it and kept paying, thinking, "oh, I'll deal with it later". But then when I got to Act II, Before I did anything, I decided I would compare Lowest to highest clock speeds, in the exact same spot.

 

I left the speeds the same, and after letting the laptop rest (I had been playing for a good 5-6 hours. mind you, the temperature hit 96 almost straight away), and i was sitting at 41 fps with the above settings in the town of act II. The temperature hit 95 almost instantly.

So I quit the game, and set the clocks to minimum (core speed 202mhz, memory clock 404mhz) and went back to the game. I was sitting at 19fps, but the temperature quickly rose, and I was sitting at 85 pretty quick. Is there something wrong with my laptop?

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10:42 Oct-22-2013

these are the easiest steps to do some serious temperature improvement:
1. take a vacuum cleaner and put it on where your laptop exhaust the air, then put it on where the air intake is, repeat this few times. this will remove most of the dust etc that is trapped in your lappy.
2. purchase a cooling pad which is ideal for your laptop, try to find one that has its fans aprox where your air intake are on you lappy.
3. download and install HWiNFO64 and open the sensors window, then navigate and find the fans icon. select all your fans (cpu and, if any, gpu fan(s)) and set a custom fan RPM settings. i set my to highest. then put respin period to 100ms and press "minimize all". voila! now your fans are probably running on around 4000-5000 rpm all the time, and your temperatures should drop between 15-20 degrees (what happened to me). my idle temp did go all the way down to 16 de

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10:46 Oct-22-2013

I tried the HWinfo on my lappy, but seems there is no usable sensor and fan controller at all in lappy mobo :/

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11:08 Oct-22-2013

this guy tries tho show how to use it... i would like to do a how to use video but i cant do it right now. just watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9a9CWoeIvA

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11:11 Oct-22-2013

how do i get to the fan bit? I just installed it

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11:16 Oct-22-2013

just exit the program and start it again. at the start it will ask you tu run the program, just make sure you have checked the box for "sensors only" so it opens sensors window straight away when you run it. then at the bottom it is a tiny button with a picture of a fan. press it and the fan speed adjustment window will be opened.

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11:54 Oct-22-2013

there's no fan button :( apparently that means it's factory locked

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10:28 Oct-22-2013

quick help:
1) clean your lappy fan using air
2) go to windows power settings, choose "high performance" profile
3) edit the settings of the profile:
- cpu cooling: "Passive"
- cpu max load: "90%"
save, restart, done :Đ
*if not then do the things as said below :)

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10:37 Oct-22-2013

so i pretty much did what you said, but to confirm, is this the same as what you said?
power plans>high performance> change plan settings> change advanced power settings>processor power management> system cooling policy=passive+ max processor state= 90%

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10:40 Oct-22-2013

yea should be the thing, check how much the temps change, for ex. on my lappy with i7-3630QM I just set the max cpu state to "75%" and temps got reasonable (keep in mind your lappy has ONE fan, so both cpu and gpu are sharing the cooling, so you can decrease cpu heat a bit such way ^^ :)

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11:02 Oct-22-2013

Cheers :)

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09:45 Oct-22-2013

So get your screwdriver, open your lappy and clean it from dust and other crap, clean chips with alcohol from old dry thermal paste and apply new one

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10:00 Oct-22-2013

Yep. A cooling pad would probably help, too. Proper ventilation is important.

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10:01 Oct-22-2013

So it's mainly the thermal paste?

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10:20 Oct-22-2013

Yup, replacing the thermal paste will most likely bring down the temps. Although, you must not do it alone if you have no experience with it. :)

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10:39 Oct-22-2013

I don't have any experience. But, if you read my specs, I can convince my mum to buy me these parts and build a desktop, if i give her the laptop. she won't use it for games, so is that a better option? (i'm only asking my mother because I'm still 15)

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13:32 Oct-22-2013

Desktop is best for gaming imo. Laptop is good for work/studies/surfing net etc. You should build a desktop instead if you can.
EDIT: Yeah, I know that feel. I'm also 15.

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22:56 Oct-22-2013

Hahaha. So do you think my desktop rig (the one registered on my GD profile) is good for around $400 AUSD?

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10:36 Oct-23-2013

Yup, its perfect-est with that price. Stop wasting your time on laptop AND GET THE RIG!!
:)

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12:44 Oct-23-2013

I will try. my mum can be hard to convince since she's pc illiterate, and doesn't see the need to upgrade from a desktop with win xp 32, 1gb ram, and a celeron 2.0ghz, with an integrated intel 82845g. yes, an 82845g.

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16:13 Oct-23-2013

Ah, all parents are like that. They see you playing one game, they think you can play all of them :D (as was the case with me).

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22:14 Oct-23-2013

My mum thinks she can get me a nintendo ds, and it'll do the exact same thing XD

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15:09 Oct-22-2013

Opening a laptop is always risky :/

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16:15 Oct-22-2013

what? there is one stupid screw holding keyboard and you say its risky? :-D

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16:22 Oct-22-2013

my lappy is opened from bottom, no removing keyboard needed :Đ

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18:23 Oct-22-2013

even more simple

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21:14 Oct-23-2013

You should have seen my old laptop after I opened it :D :D

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11:31 Oct-24-2013

How we could have seen it ? :P

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12:07 Oct-24-2013

there was hamster powering it? :-D

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