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Max temp on GTX 260m?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Nethfel, Nov 23, 2009.

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  1. Nethfel

    Nethfel Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,
    I'm trying to find some reliable info on the max operating temp at full load on a GTX260m.

    I know there is no temp sensors for the video ram, so some overclocking is hazardus at best.

    I know I can overclock my GPU some, but I'm trying to test a combined overclocking w/ 100% cpu usage to watch the temps to see if I feel i'm in too much danger.

    I'm using Furmark to get my numbers, with 100% cpu (OC'd to 2.4 GHz), xtreme stress test GPU I get 101c with the arc not flatlining (OC'd 600/900/1500) at which point I hit escape because the temps scare me. At OC'd 550/880/1375 I sit lower, but still not as low as I'd like (more flat / peak arc in the 99-102 range).

    Now, I know the chances of running a game that takes max cpu and max stress test of my GPU are highly unlikely, but as I'm sure everyone can imagine, I want to be safe, but I'd like a bit more then stock.

    I have no artifacts at any settings, but, as I mentioned, I don't want to push too high because I have no way of knowing the video RAM temps, and I read somewhere on this forum about not wanting to exceed 106c, but even that felt high... So any tips, or references that one can point me to with regard to max temps on the GPU I would most appreciate it!
     
  2. fuyuki

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  3. Nethfel

    Nethfel Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok, I should say OC'd from factory default :p

    The other question is - should I even be doing the xtreme test anyway or am I really just pushing the mobile GPU too hard and instead should I just use the regular stability test?
     
  4. fuyuki

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    anyways, try running 3d mark 06. If you get above 90c on 3dmark 06 with factory default oc, you should not use those speed. I oc to 550/950/1375, 3d mark 06 result in 88C while furmark went up to 98C at 300sec mark.
     
  5. Hydeo

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    I suggest you pick up a cooler for this laptop, I'm in the process of doing so (and getting coppers too!). That way you can at least safely clock the card to the stock settings without worrying it going over 100C
     
  6. ryn6

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    i have a g51vx rx05 and when i saw the max temp on hwmonitor it said 94C while playing call of duty MW2 is this normal?
     
  7. Hydeo

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    That's normal for all G51s, but its not a safe temperature as mentioned in a lot of threads.
     
  8. ryn6

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    so what can i do to lower it? except from buying a laptop cooler.
     
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    Since I don't have a cooler right now, I put 2 folded magazine on each side of notebook. The laptop sits on top of those magazines in order to allow air flow on the bottom. This poor man's passive cooling enable me to decrease my temperature by 2 degree.
     
  11. Abula

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    Im not completely sure here... i mean, given that furmark is really a stressful test, my max atm is 85C (stability/8xAA/1366x768/Extreme burn). And while i though no games would take it there, i recently seen COD:MW2 take it to 85C, i guess it depends on the cycles and thresholds,around 85C my second fan speed starts and takes it down to 77C in both furmark n COD, probably if the cooling wasn't enough and reach the 90s i would kick the 3rd speed fan and things might be different but atm both furmark and COD have the same behavior. I also seen some people go to high 90s with crysis, so i guess it depends on the game as well.
     
  12. Forge

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    Game shouldn't have anything to do with it. No matter what game I play, the fan kicks in at 86C and again at 94C.
     
  13. Abula

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    Well maybe i didnt explain it correctly, what i meant by games was toward not all games will stress it the same, for example the highest i seen in wow is 77C never touchs the 2nd fan speed, while COD takes it 85C where it does takes it as far as Furmark. Just trying to make a point into a game taking it as high as Furmark can under my conditions.
     
  14. ryn6

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    just a question. i opened my laptop earlier and i saw a circle plastic on the circle where the fan is supposed to suck air. can i remove it? its on the cover below the laptop
     
  15. Soviet Sunrise

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    That "circle plastic" is physically molded to the backpanel. You need to actually cut it out if you want to give direct airflow to your fan.
     
  16. ryn6

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    will it decrease the heat if i remove it? if so by how many degrees?
     
  17. Soviet Sunrise

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    Yes, it will "decrease" heat if you cut it out. It should shave ~5*C off your GPU load temp.
     
  18. fuyuki

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    Then why was it there in the first place? If it could shave off 5C, shouldn't asus take it off?
     
  19. ryn6

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    could i just peel it off? will there be warranty issues?
     
  20. Soviet Sunrise

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    Ask Asus. I'm not the one that designed the notebook. But I can eliminate the possible factors as to why they did block off the fan. The RAM, MOSFET's, capacitors, inductors, etc, all do not need active cooling from the fan. The HDD's do not need cooling, nor do they get any anyway since they are in a different compartment of the notebook chassis isolated away from the fan. I can go on and on. Asus slacked off. It's as simple as that. I've already ranted for months about this in this forum already and I am getting tired of seeing notebook manufacturers compromise so much that it leaves the notebook with nothing more than the bare minimum. So I won't repeat the already existing truth that I have engraved into the very bits of the Asus forum already. This makes the slogan of "you get what you pay for" true as one is really paying for a sloppily engineered notebook. But why do users complain? Because we always want more. We as a modern materialistic society always want more for our money. So we take it upon ourselves following the knowledgeable to pick up where the manufacturer has left off.

    Unless you have fingers of steel, then yes you can peel it off. You have to take actual power tools to it to cut open the "hole." Yes, it will void the warranty. But if you can find a spare backpanel as a backup, it won't "void" it.
     
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