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Drivers are up to date, had to do punkbuster update to even get the game to work right lol idk maybe its not cause that then? Seems to crash in like 30min-1 hr idk whats wrong then lol. Its only on BF3 that does it soooo... lol

Have you tried any other game? Maybe it's time to rma :-/ Also does it crash to desktop or give any error code?
    
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I have same laptop and do not have heat issues. After a couple hours of BF3 my CPU reaches low 80s (I'll check GPU for you tomorrow). Ask him to turn his fan on to efficient thermal dissipation (i think) which maxes it out. If it is still on the standard setting then yea it may not be doing a great job. Also like rob said, does it just crash to desktop? If so, it may not be heat or GPU related.

It is reallllly easy to change the TIM on these things. You take off the six screws underneath and voila, instant access to everything. I cannot praise this laptop enough.
   
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By the way, doesn't Lenovo provide a fan control program? Unless only specific models I'm thinking of (my friend's T60)
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Mine seems to work great in an XPS 17 and that is with a big overclock.

Maybe you could check a forum for your laptop, see if anybody else with similar problem.

 

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Its only on BF3 that does it soooo... lol

their is your problem... BF3 is very unstable sometimes and crashes for no reason lol

fire up like MSI kombuster or furmark and let it run for an hr and see if it crashes
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Alright ill check out the fan control settings, I was unaware that they were available since I have little knowledge of how laptops are setup. And what happens is game freezes then he opens task manager to close, there is no error codes or anything so im thinking its a problem with BF3 considering ive seen others with similar problems.
post #17 of 22
80C is not hot enough to cause problems, really thats' well within safe limits especially for a laptop.

And like wildcard said; what happens when it crashes? everything lock up (control alt delete doesnt do anything) or just the game crashes, or is there a blue screen, or just computer shut off? because each of these would have a different issue but all could be called "crashing".
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their is your problem... BF3 is very unstable sometimes and crashes for no reason lol
fire up like MSI kombuster or furmark and let it run for an hr and see if it crashes

Lol this is very true, I missed that he said its only BF3, because yeah... it is VERY prone to crashing for any and all reasons and no reason at all. If it really is ONLY BF3, then dont worry about it, or try reinstalling/installing the latest nvidia drivers, because I know that helped me with BF3 stability.
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I use NVIDIA drivers 285.62 and with overclocked GPU to 900/1800/1750, I hit 73C on GPU and 86C on CPU. No issues at all. BF3 runs great.
   
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post #19 of 22
Replace the TIM. It will help significantly.. alot of OEMs use POS thermal ppads that conduct heat poorly tongue.gif

Also, check the heatsink grill to see if dust has been clogging up the exhaust
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I made a custom laptop cooler out of 2 antec tri-cool 120mm fans and i dropped the max temp of my 5730m in my y560 from 85 down to 70. Get a cooler.
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