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Old December 12, 2009, 12:29 AM
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Default Asus G51J A1 - GTX 260M Gets Toasty!

Well...decided to monitor Temps while gaming...whoa...this GTX 260M peaked out at 89c while playing CODMW2 - 1920 x 1080 - All Effects "on" no AA. Frame rates seem to bounce between 40 - 105 FPS depending upon what / where i'm at. Fairly steady 50 - 60 FPS.
Crysis - 1920 x 1080 All High No AA yields 25 - 30 FPS..playeable definitely, but I like smoother so
switch to all Medium No AA 35 - 45 FPS - feels a lot smoother!

In both games GPU seems to steady out at 88c to 89c...never did see 90c.
No ill effects so far from the heat, seems to expel out the side vent effectively. Not sure how the long term will be, but we'll find out!

Gonna see how FEAR2 runs on it!

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Old December 12, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Uh thats normal you do realize your stuffing a pretty good graphics chip into a tiny little package where it is basically suffocating right? Ive seen people have 100C plus on these notebooks so yours is fine.
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Old December 12, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Ya it's pretty normal for laptop temps to be pretty high. Still it is worth knowing and if you use your machine in a desktop replacement kind of way (not moving it around the house a lot during use) it's worth it to get a decent cooler stand. Overheating is always a concern with gaming laptops imo. Also just like a desktop, re-applying good thermal paste can help a little. But often with laptops removing the fan off of the GPU voids your warranty so maybe hold off on that till thw warranty is over.
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Old December 12, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Uh thats normal you do realize your stuffing a pretty good graphics chip into a tiny little package where it is basically suffocating right? Ive seen people have 100C plus on these notebooks so yours is fine.
Uh "yeah"...I'm aware....the Post wasn't to "ask" if the Temp was ok, it was simply to point it out to other "users" or potential buyers.

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This Notebook is completely Mobile..so no, not for replacing any of my Desktops. Gaming is still strictly casual....
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Old December 12, 2009, 12:24 PM
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I have the HP Envy 15, so think about how much hotter my chip is because of how thin the Envy 15 is...
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Old December 16, 2009, 08:32 PM
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The 260 in my G71 gets up that high as well. Had a throttling issue but it was fixed with a BIOS flas from Asus. It was only an issue on earlier models though.

Nice machine, I wold recommend a cooling pad though, it does make a noticeable difference. The NZXT Cryo LX has served me rather well and it folds down to fit into most laptop bags.
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