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Hi guys I have a GT 330m in my laptop and I am overclocking it for Skyrim to get better framerates. Not overclocked it's at 80C, but when I do OC it gets up to 88C! Hot for a laptop no?


I really want to keep my laptop overclocked (but only when I am playing Skyrim) so is 80-88C for hours on end not good for my laptop?

Should I get a laptop cooler like this? Do they help?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834998921

Thanks guys!!
post #2 of 33
You might need to clean the heatsink out.

Try that first.
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Thanks, it's a MBP running bootcamp btw. I'm already voiding Apple's warranty by overclocking, and I'm doing it only because they can't tell if I turn it back to default clock speeds.

I feel like they'd know if I opened up my laptop, so I wanna stay clear from that. I've been gaming on it since last summer though, so I'm not sure if it needs a serious cleaning or not.
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Do you see those high temps when you stress test or play the game?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MacNcheese View Post

Do you see those high temps when you stress test or play the game?

Playing the game, I'm using MSI afterburner and I'm seeing steady 85-88C gpu temps, my CPU temps are about the same too (low 80's).
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Thanks, it's a MBP running bootcamp btw. I'm already voiding Apple's warranty by overclocking, and I'm doing it only because they can't tell if I turn it back to default clock speeds.
I feel like they'd know if I opened up my laptop, so I wanna stay clear from that. I've been gaming on it since last summer though, so I'm not sure if it needs a serious cleaning or not.

Well i had 2 laptops that would get so hot they would shut off. Finally, I took the covers off where the cpu was at. Looking at the heatsink fans vents, they were clogged with hair and dust.

Can't you take a few screws out to get to the cpu and it's heatsink? I don't see how that would void any warranty. Unless there is a VOID sticker.
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post #7 of 33
88C isn't good for your laptop especially in the long run.
If it is in warranty, just take it to the service centre and say its heating up too much. They'll clean out the heat sink(and the whole thing in fact).
Alternatively, you could find the intake vent of your laptop and blow pressurized air into it. That may take care of the dust(to an extent). But, it will be better to go with the servicing option.

If its not in warranty, get a friend who has opened a laptop before, lots of IPA, many q tips, and a tube of good grease. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 33
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Hmm I don't see any void stickers, here's a video of an opening of my laptop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hio0OG_AOnk

Still I can't help but wonder if they could tell if I opened it, even if only to clean it.
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Would you guys say that a laptop cooler is a temporary quick fix for cooling? Will I notice at least 5-10C decrease in my temps?

I am at school until December (and no Apple stores around for hours) so I'm wondering if this will hold me over until I can get it serviced. So it won't void my warranty even if THEY clean it? It's still opening the case.
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prop your laptop up off the table/desk by a half an inch....I used to own a gaming laptop and it got hot ...then i put a deck of playing cards underneath each corner so it propped it off the table more allowing more airflow underneath ...it helped out ....give that a try before you go spending money on a dumb laptop cooler:p
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