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Acer Aspire 5920G overheating

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Was playing NBA 2K11 like always on my lappy, because I sold my sigrig and bought an Xbox 360.(dont flame)

All of a sudden textures went mad and the laptop locked down. Thought the GPU was dead at first because the picture persisted but I couldn't interact. I tried restarting the system but I could only hear the fans running like mad with no screen. Then I thought that it was overheating and took it out to the balcony. Just a reminder, I always have my lappy on, around 7/24 to download movies and stuff. After around half an hour I took the lappy back in and it booted up nicely. Tried opening NBA 2K11 again, 2nd quarter and the same thing! This time I took the back cover out and cleaned the fan and the mobo, then I cleaned the holes of the cover I took out to make sure there was air ventilation. This time I only opened NBA 2K11 to check the temps out, and I was absolutely SHOCKED, Real Temp showed 75C when I was just at the menu!

I have closed every single app from the task manager a bit ago, and real temp still shows 65C. I am a complete novice on laptops, is this temperature normal? I'm thinking about buying a laptop stand with built-in fans if the problem persists.

Any idea what's going on?
Edited by aryuautku - 4/29/11 at 12:35am
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Don't bump the thread so much. It's annoying.

Are those temps. you posted the GPU temps? What GPU does it have?
    
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It's a 8600M GS.

Currently, after further tweaking power options and further monitoring, I managed to get the CPU temps down to 50C both and the GPU stable at 65C. Tried opening up NBA 2K11 and it only went up to 68C, 10 degrees less than before.

Now I have to try and get better performance with the same heat.

Edit: I forgot to mention that yesterday night I did the exact same stuff, NBA 2K11, background downloads and absolutely NOTHING happened after 3-4 hours. This time it crashed 15 minutes after. Weird, nothing had changed.
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It's a 8600M GS.

Currently, after further tweaking power options and further monitoring, I managed to get the CPU temps down to 50C both and the GPU stable at 65C. Tried opening up NBA 2K11 and it only went up to 68C, 10 degrees less than before.

Now I have to try and get better performance with the same heat.

Edit: I forgot to mention that yesterday night I did the exact same stuff, NBA 2K11, background downloads and absolutely NOTHING happened after 3-4 hours. This time it crashed 15 minutes after. Weird, nothing had changed.

The temps. look just okay. However, it could be a chipset issue. If you recall, NVIDIA had to pay a sum of money because of a class-action lawsuit against them because of defective GPUs in several of their series. It included NVIDIA's 6000,7000, and 8000M GPUs. So from what I'm seeing this problem is only in games or graphically-intensive apps, right?
    
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I have a similar model of the 5920g but with the 8600m gt. Unfortuatly the 8000 series in the mobile gpu world is plagued with a flaw of overheating. There's nothing we can do about it. Male sure that you have the latest BIOS update because it gives the fan a more aggressive profile in cooling. Eventually the gpu may fail on you altogether. Mine has been fine so far...
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