just how concerned about GPU temp of 80-82 would you be?

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  1. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    Exactly this, reference Nvidia baords run at these temps.
     
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  2. cmacclel

    cmacclel Notebook Guru

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    Around 80c is actually kind off good. All the gaming laptops I have had easily hit 80c unless I re-paste and have the fans on MAX.
     
  3. equalizer2000

    equalizer2000 Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah, I guess the first unit I had was simply exceptional (either heat sink fit or GPU chip or both) - I was surprised at first that it only hit 73 even after hours and hours of 4k gameplay (and with overclock), then I kind of got used to it, so the new one was a bit shocking compared to what I had been getting, but yeah, now that I've been using it, seems normal again to be seeing low 80s.
     
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    Wow, 73C with OC at load? That is indeed exceptional. Unless you live in a country where your room is freezing during winter, I would say that you indeed got a little spoiled haha.
    It's exactly like the others have said though. 80-82 is completely fine for the GPU.
    Eventually though, if you use your 17 r5 through the years that the temps start to climb towards 90C, that's when you'll notice the real beginning of throttling and where you have to take countermeasures.
     
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    My gtx870m reaching 92C when gaming. Cpu temp also 90ish. So i think it's ok?
     
  6. equalizer2000

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    Wow that is getting up there! But also an older generation GPU, so I guess that was normal? Yeah, I have calmed down about my temps. I just ran a multi day stress test in an 80 degree F room and no hiccups, so definitely no stability issues with this one running at 83-84; was just lucky to have my last one running in the 70s like it was.
     
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    After repasting and clearing all excessive dust, mine runs at around 74C (GTX 980M)
     
  8. Deks

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    80*C sounds fine to me.
    Could be better probably... but you also have to keep in mind that most OEM's don't really optimise the cooling assembly, thermal paste application or voltages for individual units (which is something they should do - these days it would be a lot simpler to do that with automation/algorithms).

    In many cases, re-pasting the CPU and GPU with quality thermal paste such as Gelid GC-Extreme (along with cleaning the internals from dust) has done the trick in helping to run the laptop at lower temperatures, as some OEM's can be REALLY bad at applying them.

    Additionally, undervolting both the CPU and GPU also tends to help temperatures quite a bit (though this can be trickier in NV case because they usually lock the voltages and frequencies)... but, even if you undervolt just one component (such as the CPU for example), it will likely affect the GPU as well to a degree because its a small space/enclosure and a lot of laptop CPU's and GPU's share the cooling assembly.

    If the laptop is under the warranty, I would not advise re-pasting it as that frequently voids the warranty in question (since that would be easily recognised by the repair teams), and in that case, your best bet would be to focus on undervolting the CPU and GPU if you can.
     
  9. thegh0sts

    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That generation of GPUs had heaps of flaws in them and hence why they skipped that generation in the desktop line.
     
  10. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Deity

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    Desktop didn't skip it, 800M was simply Maxwell 1 and rebranded Kepler.
     
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