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Asus N73SM, While playing games like, say, Portal 1, suddenly drops fps from up high to like 15.

MSI AB Shows GPU usage at 15% and CPU-Z shows CPU clocks suddenly at 900mhz when i alt+tab to it.

Yes, I have the power cable connected, and no, I don't think it's overheating.

Doesn't seem to happen on the "Balanced" power setting.
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post #2 of 8
Bios setting might be causing the components to throttle upon hitting a certain temperature. The M18x used to have that problem. If the 580M hit 78°C, the chip would drop down to the 2D clocks. It's since been fixed, but this is a common problem among lesser laptops. tongue.gif
     
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Fairly sure the GPU hasn't been above 65C, and the exhausted air doesn't seem that hot..

I'll investigate on the weekend.
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Poor contact?
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Poor contact?

Contact of what to what, exactly? power plug? heatsinks?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post

Contact of what to what, exactly? power plug? heatsinks?
It's only clear about poor contact to the heatsink most laptops i know of have horrible contact issues
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post

Contact of what to what, exactly? power plug? heatsinks?
It's only clear about poor contact to the heatsink most laptops i know of have horrible contact issues

I kind of doubt that, but I'll install realtemp on it to see.
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Testing over, ran Prime95 and OCCT at the same time, apparently my CPU stays at the proper clocks 'till some GPU power is needed, at which point it drops to ~800mHz..

Emailing Asus about it now, but anyone has any ideas, I'd be happy to hear em.
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