Alienware 17 GTX 780M Temperatures?

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Bartlett, Jan 16, 2014.

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  1. j95

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    Thermal pad placement, "fill the gap" black metal part/580M heatsink.
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  2. Bartlett

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    You're saying I should follow that model?
     
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    Yep, since you're using the 6970M heatsink (75W) consider removing the c-clips (protection) be careful not to add excessive pressure, if temps are still high get the 580m heatsink (100W) try sending an email at alienwareupgrades@dell.com with your service tag# and phone number (insist if there's no answer), 580m htsnk $25 P/N V1K2G.
     
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    You're using a 6970M heat sink for the 780M? I didn't know that. That could be the problem. You need to get a 680M heat sink off eBay.
     
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    The 580m htsnk works fine and ebay prices are ridiculous $100 (Dell $25) 680m P/N 9CNMG (R4) you could try, but using the R3 service tag# probably won't work.
    3DMark11, room temperature 25C (580m heatsink) :hi2:
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  6. Bartlett

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    No no no, in my title I explicitly outlined "Alienware 17," as it was a replacement for the R3 in my sig. My sig now reflects the new AW 17 model.

    I have an AW 17 with a 780M using stock everything. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    I'm tempted the say that the problem is that you're using Furmark with T|I's vBios.

    The default vBios automatically down-clocks the 780m with Furmark.
    T|I's vBios lets the chip run at full speed. I even think there's a warning about how dangerous Furmark is with their vBios on their website.

    The temps during an hour long session of Crysis. TR, Bioshock or Metro 2033 would be more relevant. If they don't go over 75 C, then they are probably good enough.
     
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    Missed that :D never use Furmark, even more with mobile GPUs...run a demanding game like Voltran suggested, use HWiNFO or GPU-Z to monitor temps, report back.
     
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