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Monitoring Notebook Temps: nVidia & ATI, CPU, HDD - Do your temps worry you?

Discussion in 'Notebook Dummy Guide Articles' started by Gophn, Oct 8, 2006.

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  1. GamerPro25

    GamerPro25 Notebook Consultant

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    That gives me even more reassurance, I think I should post a thread, and see what the average lifespan of a gaming notebook is, i think we might find some interesting answers.
     
  2. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    a lot of gaming notebook owners do not realize that they should take care of those systems more than a typical (non-gaming) notebook.

    I have heard many people complaining about their gaming systems (within 1-2 years)... usually do to their carelessness.

    A lot of my lectures are all over this forum... yelling at people for not taking of of their systems. :)
     
  3. jlasa06

    jlasa06 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got RivaTuner/Notebook Hardware Control

    but on NHC i dont get a HDD reading either? does it have to do with downloading Microsoft .NET framework? because i didnt install that. what does that do anyways?
     
  4. gonwk

    gonwk Notebook Deity

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    Hi JL,

    Is it asking u for the .NET ... if so, then you have to install it.
    I am still on Win 2K and have .net 2.0 and Riva and NHC run A-OK on mine.

    G!:)
     
  5. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    Yes, you need to install .NET Framework 2.0 to fully use NHC.
     
  6. ddayzd

    ddayzd Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey I tried to install the notebook hardware control and I have .NET framework 2.0, but when I start it up I get an error stating "Object reference not set to an instance of an object."
     
  7. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    Make sure that you disable UAC and/or make sure the program is "Run as Admin"
     
  8. jlasa06

    jlasa06 Notebook Enthusiast

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    can you control the fan speed on the ASUS M51sn, if so, what program can you use and where can you download it?

    thanks
     
  9. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    No, there is no general software that controls notebook fan speeds.

    Only a few notebooks have specific software/firmware that can control or toggle the fan speeds... namely:
    - Clevo gaming notebooks
    - Dell gaming notebooks.
     
  10. dio12

    dio12 Newbie

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    I've read the majority of this thread and I understand the basics of how to maintain my notebook, but I still have temps up to almost 102 C. The card at that point must downclock or something because no matter what I'm doing, either in a benchmark or a game, it goes to almost 0 fps and I can't do anything.

    Is there anything at all I can do? I've opened it up and cleaned the fans, the heatsink, everything that I can clean... I have even changed drivers updating and rolling back... It never used to do this, it only started 7 or 8 months ago.

    My system:
    Sager NP5720
    Pentium M 2.13Ghz
    2gb ram
    Geforce Go 7800 GTX

    The following image was taken after running 3DMark06, the peaks are during the graphics tests.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. dio12

    dio12 Newbie

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    so I took apart the entire notebook, more than just opening up the fan and heat sink. there were HUGE dust balls underneath different parts of the chassis. once cleaning those out it made a massive difference.

    I tried several different drivers with no success. It wasn't until I took the entire frame apart on the chassis that I was able to remove all the dust. Now it looks at though it will run as it is intended.

    The image that follows is after 3DMark06... AFTER it was cleaned of all dust.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. RaYYaN

    RaYYaN Back on NBR :D

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    Sick thread man
    I was given a link to this, and must say it is wicked!!
    Learned a way to benchmark that is better than FRAPS :D

    PS - Dio12 - Your image is huge, I have to scroll quite a lot. Can you re size it?? thanks
     
  13. jedisolo

    jedisolo Notebook Deity

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    I like the new Penryn CPU's. Both cores are at 33 C.
     
  14. angelicvoices

    angelicvoices Notebook Deity

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    Jedisolo, the cpu you have is Montevina not Penryn. At least assuming you're talking about the one in your sig..
     
  15. jedisolo

    jedisolo Notebook Deity

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    Montevina is the new platform. The CPU is the second generation Penryn.
     
  16. focusfre4k

    focusfre4k Notebook Evangelist

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    I made a guide to incorporate everest and rivatuner. check it out in my sig
     
  17. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    I have re-done the guide already, just havent updated it yet... too busy.

    I will finalize it soon.
     
  18. Cobraman10176

    Cobraman10176 Notebook Geek

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    Hey gophn sorry to bother you, I have the DV7T with the Nvidia 9200M GS 256 MB card, I'm seeing a max temp of 96 c under gaming conditions, I tried to run rivatuner, but no joy, has no temp monitoring option, any ideas? Any help at all would be appreciated.
     
  19. Gophn

    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    the 9200M GS is a hybrid on-board GPU... which pretty much means its not dedicated.

    It shares its memory with your system memory.

    RivaTuner and other temp monitors would not detect the temps of the videocard unless if its dedicated.

    You can try HWmonitor, but if your videocard does not come up, then it would mean that your videocard is really just integrated and not discrete.

    visit the NBR Cooling Central for look at safe temps and how to bring them down.
     
  20. Cobraman10176

    Cobraman10176 Notebook Geek

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    Um sorry to correct you, but it is 256 MB of "Dedicated memory" it also has a secondary pipeline that pulls from system memory, it's basiclly a dual processing GPU.
     
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