nVIDIA GeForce Drivers v411.63 WHQL Findings & Fixes

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  1. saturnotaku

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    I had an MSI GX740 with the 5870 and was never anywhere close to overheating with it. Maybe I hit the silicon lottery, but I only saw above 85 under synthetic loads on both the CPU and GPU.
     
  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    Test MSI GX740 - 102°C on the graphic card of HD5870:D
     
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    That's rather surprisng as the GX740 has much worse cooling than the G73Jh:
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    And as mentioned in the NotebookCheck review that @Papusan linked, the GX740 peaked at 86C/102C on the CPU/GPU in the stress test, while the G73Jh peaked at 80C/93C on the CPU/GPU in the same test.
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  4. Mr. Fox

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    I never had any issues at all with ATI Radeon Mobility 4870 CrossFried or 5870 CrossFried. I had both in two different Alienware M17xR2. In fact, my youngest boy still has his M17xR2 and the ATI 4870 CrossFried is still kicking after all these years. I was not as fortunate with the AMD Radeon 6XXX series on notebooks or desktops. Went through multiple defective desktop and laptop cards before I finally threw in the towel and said to hell with the notion of running AMD graphics. I loved the old ATI GPUs so much I found it in my heart to forgive them and made the terrible mistake of giving hem a second chance with 7970M and regretted it almost immediately (after 4 defective GPUs) and again threw in the towel. Have never looked back, and AMD haven't given us any reason to look at their GPUs since then.
     
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    To be fair, AMD bought ATi in 2006, but it wasn't until 2010 that they retired the ATi brand name. So you were still using AMD products, just under the old name.
     
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    And, 2009-2010 was about the time their products started getting extra crappy, LOL. 2007 was when 5870 was released if memory serves me correctly, so apparently they hadn't had time to destroy the product yet.
     
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    2010, actually.
     
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    Nah, the 5870 came out late 2009/early 2010 depending on desktop or laptop version (laptop version was actually an underclocked desktop 5770). AMD was on the comeback trail in '09-'10, having finally recovered from their disasters in recent years (Radeon 2000 series in '07 and Phenom in '08). 5000 series was first DX11 GPU on the market and an efficient architecture while Fermi ("Thermi") was delayed and stumbled out the gate. Who remembers the dreadful GTX 480M. Phenom II offered more cores than Core 2 and Nehalem for the money while staying competitive in clocks and IPC.
     
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    I guess I should have googled it rather than trying to remember. Oh well, ancient history now. I believe I got my first Alienware M17xR2 with 5870M CrossFried in late 2009, so it must have been one of the first with 5870M CrossFried. It was an in-warranty replacement for an XPS M1730 with 8800M SLI that I purchased in late 2007-early 2008 and it had been nothing but headaches. The second M17xR2 with 4870M CrossFried was purchased second-hand from a member of this forum, and that is the one my youngest son still has.
     
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    what settings do you set the drivers to in the nvidia control panel? i always left it at default quality setting but trying high performance.
     
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