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    Default M11x r2 overheating

    I have an issue with overheating on my Alienware m11x R2. I am currently playing MineCraft (for about an hour) and looking at Throttlestop I am operating at 82 degrees celcius. I am overclocking at the moment.

    I have a cooling pad but it is fairly cheap ( one from Walmart that cost me $15.)

    I'm at a pretty stable 81 degrees celcius right now, all though it has gone up to 82.

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    Default Re: m11x r2 overheating

    I get max 58-63C while playing portal on max settings after 2 hrs
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    Default Re: m11x r2 overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by TKZ227 View Post
    I have an issue with overheating on my Alienware m11x R2. I am currently playing MineCraft (for about an hour) and looking at Throttlestop I am operating at 82 degrees celcius. I am overclocking at the moment.

    I have a cooling pad but it is fairly cheap ( one from Walmart that cost me $15.)

    I'm at a pretty stable 81 degrees celcius right now, all though it has gone up to 82.
    82 isn't exactly 'overheating'. The cpu/gpu will throttle back when they reach 90 and the computer will shut down when temps reach 105. So your m11 isn't exactly going to melt at the current temps
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    Default Re: m11x r2 overheating

    Alright thanks. It just freaked me out when I converted it to farenheit .

    Anyways, I noticed something somewhat interesting.

    I was just in Minecraft when I noticed after an hour+ of recording it was at 85 celcius. I exited out of it and it immediately dropped the temperature to 74 celcius by closing it. Since then it's not dropped to 68 celcius. Is it possible that maybe my throttlestop is glitching or does that sound right?

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    Default Re: m11x r2 overheating

    Give it a clean?
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    Canned air!
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    Cleaning never seemed to work for me, I have an m11x R2 and mine never seems to drop below 94 degrees celcius!

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    Default Re: m11x r2 overheating

    What specifically is getting to 82*C? The CPU or the GPU?

    If it's the CPU, it's very high, I would say pushing the boundaries of the safe limit. Even on a desktop 82*C is high for a CPU, if it goes higher consider reapplying the TIM. Anything higher is definitely not safe, a CPU should never get close to 100*C.

    However, if it's the GPU, its perfectly normal. It's not uncommon for a GPU to push 100*C during heavy gaming, it's not desirable, it's just what they do. My M11x R1 will hit 90*C on a hot day, my desktop 295GTX 103*C no problems, and I have never had any throttling issues or graphical artefacts.
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    My M11x R2 i7 used to overheat i.e. switched off after 10 mins of gaming because GPU went over 105c. The CPU also reached 101c.

    Having read other posts I tried both raising the laptop to allow better air circulation and applying high quality thermal grease. To my misfortune having spent 2 hours dismantling the machine and reassembling it the Thermal Grease seemed to do absolutely nothing to lower the temps.

    I almost gave up hope but decided to try one last attempt to lower the temps, so bought some compressed Air. Figured that a bit of air to remove some dust build up would make little or no difference. Having fired a few blasts into the back vents (whilst using a pin to prevent blades from rotating) then loading up the computer I was ready to see the temps raise back upto the crazy levels whilst gaming. To test the results I launched MSI Kombuster (GPU is overclocked to 585, 1404, 831 and CPU to 158), Throttlestop and MSI afterburner, amazingly the temps never went over 75c for GPU and 77c for CPU!!! Thats a 30c reduction from a little bit of air blasting!!!

    Compressed Air may not be the solution for everyone experiencing overheating problems with the R2 but it sure sorted out mine.

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    Default Re: m11x r2 overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by DELAMERIO View Post
    My M11x R2 i7 used to overheat i.e. switched off after 10 mins of gaming because GPU went over 105c. The CPU also reached 101c.

    Having read other posts I tried both raising the laptop to allow better air circulation and applying high quality thermal grease. To my misfortune having spent 2 hours dismantling the machine and reassembling it the Thermal Grease seemed to do absolutely nothing to lower the temps.

    I almost gave up hope but decided to try one last attempt to lower the temps, so bought some compressed Air. Figured that a bit of air to remove some dust build up would make little or no difference. Having fired a few blasts into the back vents (whilst using a pin to prevent blades from rotating) then loading up the computer I was ready to see the temps raise back upto the crazy levels whilst gaming. To test the results I launched MSI Kombuster (GPU is overclocked to 585, 1404, 831 and CPU to 158), Throttlestop and MSI afterburner, amazingly the temps never went over 75c for GPU and 77c for CPU!!! Thats a 30c reduction from a little bit of air blasting!!!

    Compressed Air may not be the solution for everyone experiencing overheating problems with the R2 but it sure sorted out mine.
    To anyone looking to reduce their temps, I recommend just opening it up and cleaning out the dust with a compressed air can first, you might be surprised how much it can help. I was hitting 75C (CPU and GPU) within 10 minutes of launching any game, and as high as 85C after that, it was uncomfortably hot for me. After cleaning the dust out a little my temps dropped to a steady 68C. I also applied new thermal compound while I was in there but considering the time it takes to set in and the amount of dust that was in the fan (my R2 is about a year and a half old) I'm thinking cleaning up the dust is mostly what made such an immediate improvement.
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