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how hot is too hot

by KING_OF_SAND / September 28, 2009 10:50 AM PDT

i have a g71gx gaming laptop; (yes i have the 1201 bios for it). i just want to know on average how hot games like crysis get. and what temp i should be keeping my laptop at while intense gaming.

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by KING_OF_SAND / September 28, 2009 11:55 AM PDT
In reply to: how hot is too hot

im referring to the GPU

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Should be a lap burner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 12:06 PM PDT
In reply to: how hot is too hot

Many go get laptop cooling pads.

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cooling pad
by KING_OF_SAND / September 28, 2009 12:10 PM PDT

ya im going to be getting one but i want to know what temp is safe for a 260m and how hot games like crysis get while playing it.

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If you read other posts then you know
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 9:41 PM PDT
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That temps run high in the laptops. Expect 100C at the worst and enjoy the laptop for the few years these last. I'm still finding folk that didn't research how or why gamer laptops have short lives and run hot. They ignore all the warnings and after they buy they act as if no one warned them.

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I'm a believer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 7:31 AM PDT
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yes and no...
by pepsidrinker67 / September 28, 2009 2:31 PM PDT
In reply to: how hot is too hot

from what i've read, i just googled "g71gx overheating" and found alot of people saying it gets hot to extended gaming (a few hours or so) they've had their laptops overheat. the real question cant be answered as a temperature or anything and its really up to airflow also, would you be playing on a desk, or on have the laptop on a bed where it sinks down into teh blankets with less airflow? honestly from what i've googled, people are saying the exact same thing as they do for most newer laptops...:
1. buy a notebook cooling mat
2. keep it on a desk where the vents can actually hot air out
3. dont crank up settings so high just because the laptop can handle it, as it may cause more heat since more is being processed.
4. keep it clean..such as clean the dust from the vents and fans every so often.
and anything else im missing, but basically its all common sense.

as to how hot is too hot...i've seen laptops still perform under 90C temps, yes 90C, which is around almost 200F. but honestly i'd try to keep the temps around 60C max. you can find tons of free tools to monitor temps also, such as HWmonitor, and SpeedFan is a free software that lets you change your fan speeds easier, and there is a software called IO Bits Game Booster, it works slightly better than expected in temporarily shutting down background items not needed freeing up more ram for you game, and its customizeable.
hope my rambling on helped you at least a little Happy

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by KING_OF_SAND / September 28, 2009 5:27 PM PDT
In reply to: yes and no...

i appreciate the info but my laptop standby temp is about 67c. the problem with this laptop is that without the bios it drops the voltage to the GPU dropping your FPS from 60 to 2. but i have the bios update. and my pc running games like half life and counter strike gets to 90c and playing crysis goes to about 97c. and i have it on a dest but with no fan.

and another thing do you know anything about bios updates?

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by pepsidrinker67 / September 29, 2009 6:00 AM PDT
In reply to: wow

i know little about bios updates so im afraid to give advice since i dont want to mess anything up, but i would recommend a cooling mat.

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cooling mat
by KING_OF_SAND / September 29, 2009 6:36 AM PDT
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How helpful is a cooling mat? by that i mean how well does it drop the temp and or keep it down.

There's one at best buy I'm looking at but its around $50 bucks i just want to know if it's worth it.

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by pepsidrinker67 / September 29, 2009 11:08 AM PDT
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im not sure if it would be worth the 50 bucks, but you can buy decent ones that work well at keeping airflow and heat in check for like 30 bucks in some stores, and online (newegg and others) you can get them cheaper

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