980M Temps

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  1. ac007

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    Generally speaking, how do people feel about this card hitting 92 degrees when doing heavy gaming?

    My system idles at 42 degrees when not in game and most games are between 75 and 85 depending on settings.

    I've used PK3 and high quality Fujipoly pads and would like to avoid re-pasting/padding the system if these temps sound reasonable..

    Thanks!
     
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    What notebook do you have?? GT 70?
     
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    Technically a GT780DX, but very similar layout to a GT70 (I have put GT70 parts in it - heatsink, fan)
     
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    Can you post a screen of the heatsink??
     
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    That is hotter than it should be, the 980M core runs quite cool and mine will sit in the 70s all day even when overclocked. Not sure about yours but mine begins to throttle if i go much over 80 degrees.
     
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    Weird, I don't get any throttling (no slowdown in frames at least)

    What system do you have Arrrrbol?

    @Danishblunt - don't have a pic handy but it's simply the GT70 980m heatsink (with extra CPU arm) in a GT780DX
     
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    This is odd then, usually this should easily handle the GTX 980M. I could make a custom vBios which would reduce your temps.
     
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    Thank you for your offer, I'm currently on Svet's custom vBios and I believe that he has already tweaked it in terms of temps. If I idle at 42 doesn't that mean my pasting/padding job is good? Or do I need to redo everything?

    **After reading other people's experiences they are saying that they get frame drops and very bad stuttering, I have seen none of this even when it is at 92...
     
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    svets custom Bios probably made it worse. Check your wattage of the card.
     
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    I have a Clevo P870DM-G.

    Honestly, if you aren't getting throttling issues, you might be better to just leave it as it is. The cause of your high temps is more than likely using thermal pads which are too thick. If you can verify that is the issue, then you can either replace them with thinner ones, or use a copper shim on the die. That has the risk of cracking the die though, so I would just leave it as it is. If the worst happens you can replace the GPU anyway since its not BGA.
     
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