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Ok i have an Alienware M14X R2 with a 2Gb GTX650m.. i was wondering what the max temp for mobile gpus are, while gaming at stock speeds, it tends to hang around 57-60C , once it hits 60 or higher fans kick on higher to keep it below 60.

So i wanted to know once the max safe operating temperature to see how much oc headroom i have with my videocard
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i feel that OC'ing video cards is just NOT recommended. smile.gif
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i feel that OC'ing video cards is just NOT recommended. smile.gif

Why is that?? as long as it runs at a safe temperature everything's fine, and it gets you more performance..
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temps can be an issue with laptops but it being stable over time can be a bit of a hit and miss. just stay away to be safe thumb.gif
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Asking questions about laptops, especially regarding overclocking, tends to evoke negative responses from many around here. However, you can safely overclock a laptop just as you would a desktop. Your temps are more than acceptable as is, and you have plenty of headroom to work with. The general rule of thumb is to stay under 90 degrees celcius. Anything higher won't be too beneficial to the lifespan of the hardware. Now, the actual overclocking itself. Because you have an Nvidia card, your best bet will be MSI afterburner. Download it and run it. Set the clocks a little higher than stock (maybe 10 mhz faster) and test for stability with either a game, or a stress test. If you don't see artifacts (lines or pixels on the screen that shouldn't be there) or it doesn't crash, you can safely take the clocks up higher. Just be sure to monitor your temps. One of the things that will really help keep temps under control is a laptop cooling pad.
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I had a Alienware M15X and over clocked both the cpu and gpu ( though not at the same time) The laptop lasted me 2 years before it died and i was always careful with temps, i'm not sure if it was because i over clocked or i was just unlucky.

Anyway the reason i posted was to say if you are over clocking you really should repasted you gpu it helps a lot with the temps.
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