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    Default GPU overheating from playing WoW?

    So I finally got my P-173XL today. I installed and updated the new video drivers the stickied thread. Then I ran WoW, and after playing for about 5 - 10 mins, my laptop shut down on me.

    I knew this was a overheating problem. So I ran HW Monitor, and apparently my GPU core was around 91 - 92C after about 15 mins of WoW. I am running WoW on max settings with 1920x1200 res. Btw this is on a 8800M GTS.

    I am not sure what the problem is, should I downgrade the drivers to an older version? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated, as this is really depressing.

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    Default Re: GPU overheating from playing WoW?

    Do you feel hot air blowing out the left side vent of your laptop? (gpu fan vent) regardless you probably wanna start by either using canned air or a hair dryer SET TO COOL and blow through the vent on the bottom and side to push dust out. it has been the trick for a few also propping the back up an inch or so allows air circulation to the fans and cools everthing down quite a bit as well...
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    Default Re: GPU overheating from playing WoW?

    It is a brand new laptop, so there are no dust issues. And yes, I do feel hot air coming out of the left vent. It gets really hot when I am playing WoW.

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    the dust thing has happened with brand new out of the box FX's... heat leaving the machine is good at least its not stuck inside it...
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    Default Re: GPU overheating from playing WoW?

    gaming on a hard surface? couch bed and carpet all cause heat and dust issues..
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    Yep, I am using it on my desktop table.

    I am thinking this is an issue with my drivers or something? I am probably completely wrong, but I need something =\.

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    Default Re: GPU overheating from playing WoW?

    who know's, check the nvidia driver page out:
    The Defininitive nVidia Driver Upgrade Guide
    upgrade em' and see if that helps...
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    thats the first thing I did when I got my laptop =\.

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    Default Re: GPU overheating from playing WoW?

    Did this problem present itself before you changed the out of box drivers?

    I usually prefer to use out of the box drivers first. If the games you want to play work fine with those drivers why upgrade?

    EDIT: Run GPU-z and see what your GPU clocks are at.
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    Default Re: GPU overheating from playing WoW?

    Get a laptop cooler pad, or get something that props it up alittle in the back, that solved my problems

    Rolodex Laptop Stand $14.99
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