Nvidia 1050 and Overwatch

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  1. jaug1337

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    Enter the nVIDIA Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > Select the Program/Game/Executable and set it to use the nVIDIA GPU.
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you haven't figured it out yet, Overwatch puts more load on your CPU since it requires more draw calls due to the higher frame-rate that the game pumps out. In addition, there is no bug and you are, in fact, running off the dGPU as evident by the absurdly high thermals. The laptop overheats under heavy load (gaming) because it was never meant to handle such load. It was intended to be used as a productivity device with CUDA acceleration. Lasty, running the device above 90*C will have a negative impact on its life expectancy. There's a reason it throttles to 800MHz on the CPU side (which i why you have horrible performance after some time) - it does that so as to not melt itself.

    EDIT: TL: DR - you are using the 1050 and the machine is overheating because the cooling is insufficient.
     
  3. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    Yeah Overwatch is crazy in utilizing resources. You most certainly need a repaste.
     
  4. don_svetlio

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    Not sure that would help, but it may void warranty. (since Lenovo usually have warranty stickers on the cooling assembly)

    What I'd suggest is using Intel XTU to undervolt the CPU by about 100mV. Doing a similar thing with MSI Afterburner - limiting clocks on the 1050 a bit and going down with the voltage curve. If that still doesn't help, disabling turbo boost on the CPU (effectively lowering clocks to 2.75GHz) and undervolting further is the next logical step.
     
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    Or Throttlestop, undervolting does wonders.
     
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    It does help but I'm wouldn't oversell it - it's not a miracle :)

    Looking at the internal layout, it's an old design reminiscent of the G550/N550 - even back then with a less power-hungry 850M, it ran pretty hot. The CPU is quite far away from the heatsinks and that's likely part of the reason for the higher thermals
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    Here is the G550/N550 for reference - notice that Asus used 2 pipes on the CPU and a single pipe for the GPU - even that didn't produce magical results as the CPU ran in the 90s (though didn't throttle at least) under stress tests. It also had thicker heatsinks and larger fans - so that probably also helped.
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  8. MahmoudDewy

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    It sadness me to see that people now have to underclock to use their machines.
     
  9. don_svetlio

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    That's cause the machine was never marketed or designed as a gaming machine. When using the hardware for say video editing or photoshop - you won't encounter heat issues since using the 1050 as a CUDA accelerator for editing or rendering is far less stressful when compared to high-frame-rate gaming. If the OP wanted a gaming machine, there are cheaper and better solutions that are designed around the idea that the hardware will get pushed hard.
     
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    Try these settings.
     

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