4940MX Undervolt. (Alienware 18)

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  1. Raja786

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    Hi guys ive recently purchased some upgrades for my AW18 (4940mx, 2x GTX 980m’s.)

    I’ve read that the 4940mx runs very hot at stock so was wondering if any one can help me with using XTU or Throttlestop to undervolt the cpu. Watched a few tutorials on utube and read a few posts on here regarding overclocking/undervolting but still am confused. Can someone who has undervolted the 4940mx give me a picture or something of their settings in either one of the above programs. Just worried with the dual 980m’s it’s going to get hot in there so want to undervolt to extent the life of my components.

    All replies appreciated in advance.
     
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    My 980Ms with liquid metal paste never pass 60C under Load.... Are yours really hot?

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    I’ve not installed them yet. Waiting on the heatsinks yet (coming from Canada). But from what I read they supposed to be hot in the AW18, so planning ahead for when I install. Isn’t using a liquid based paste dangerous especially on a GPU? I have CLU but wasn’t going to use because of the risks so was going to use Diamond 7 as this has good reviews. I won’t be overclocking the cpu or gpu just using at stock. What vbios you using for the cards pal? I’ve got dells 980m bios on my desktop ready to install when the cards come.
     
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    Premas vbios overclocked 100MHz on Core and 400 on mem.... It's thermal paste.... I don't think it's bad at all been running for a month fine. I used thermal grizzly solution

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    Is dells bios for AW18 980m’s good as I want to stay at stock?
     
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    I see very little difference between prema and Dell vbios except with prema I can OC the core 100MHz

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    Cool. So do you undervolt your cpu or leave at stock?
     
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    4.6GHz at 1.375V

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    Gaming 75 80C benchmarks well over 100C so I need to do a cooling mod with my cooler master U3 Plus.... But I think I'm reaching power limits from the 330W PSU... 4.8GHz and it should be a stock 7700k....

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    Wow those clock speeds are insane. Well I think I’ll leave mine at stock. If I need the extra horsepower I know it’s there. I also have the same cooling stand as you. Works wonders.
     
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