GPU overheating from playing WoW?

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    psydog31 Notebook Enthusiast

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    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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    Mormegil83 I Love Lamp.

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    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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    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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    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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    thats the first thing I did when I got my laptop =\.
     
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    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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