M17xR2 Power Supply Shutdown with AMD 8970m

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by alexnvidia, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Kill-a-watt is really cheap
     
  2. BA0701

    BA0701 Notebook Geek

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    This became a major issue just about any time I would play taxing games, with my previous 780M. At that time, I also noticed my gpu temps lingering near, and sometimes slightly above 100C. So, I cleaned my gpu and cpu, repasted them both, and even through in a copper shim on each, and my heating issues dropped tremendously, and as a result, my power supply quit tripping as well.

    Not sure if it is related, or what the average temps should be with your gpu, and what they are, but worth looking at.
     
  3. alexnvidia

    alexnvidia Notebook Deity

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    thanks for your input. my temps are actually really good. GPU when not OC, leveled off at 71C when fans are on high. If i OC to 1GHz+1.35GHz TDP 81W, it will level off around 75-76C. CPU OC to 3.5GHz TDP 75W will max out around 80C.

    What GPU are you using now? is your 240W PSU still alive and working well?
     
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