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208F ?? That's unheard of! At least to me The max I've ever had was around 130F i think. Isn't water's boiling point at 212 ? So that would mean,,, you are setting records? Maybe not..
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On a quick note.... I just installed me a Blueray burner and it works great
what type of blu-ray drive and how much did it cost? info please
Edited by stevegel - 2/10/09 at 7:38am
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How do you undervolt? I looked through the bios but there weren't really any adjustments other than boot sequence.

Yes, fans/vents are all clear, it did this from day one as a brand new unit.

I'll definitely be using some screenshots as proof that the unit is overheating. Basically they say they have to reproduce the problem in their shop, which they've never been able to do because they probably aren't getting the game to operate they way I'm telling them to.

Does this unit have a separate video card? Logic would tell you that would be the first thing to replace but they've never tried that, unless the video is integrated into the motherboard, which has been replaced.

Thanks again so much, this has been very helpful!!
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Does this unit have a separate video card? Logic would tell you that would be the first thing to replace but they've never tried that, unless the video is integrated into the motherboard, which has been replaced.
Everything has been replaced but the video card?? The card is seperate but it's soldered to the mobo I've read. I haven't read all your previous posts but did they just give you a brand new one yet?
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I do not know if the FX GPU is integrated/soldered to the MoBo or not. Which is overheating? GPU or CPU? 8xxx GPU's have a defect that is because of heat and then causes overheating.

Because others do not experience the same issues as you something is wrong with yours.

To undervolt there is a sticky at top of section good info. That said undervolting works on CPU not GPU while any heat reduction can help temps in the case your temps are way too out of control to benefit at this point.

When you get this resolved RMClock is the application for undervolting. You don't have BIOS options for that or almost anything else.
    
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Yeah they've replaced the mobo, CPU, ram, and harddrives. I can't speak to the technicians directly but I've printed out instructions when I send it in... "HAVE YOU CHECKED THE VIDEO CARD?!?!!?"

The CPUs are fine. It's crashing when the GPU hits 210F.

I've asked multiple times for a new one, and they've denied my request. I'm hoping with this proof of overheating they will finally honor the warranty and give me a new one. Because they've paid for Fedex shipping to/from the facility FIVE times now, plus labor and replacement parts, so that alone adds up to the cost of a new unit. Insane! This is my first and last time with a Gateway I'll tell you that much.

Thank you all for the help!
Edited by Paul L - 2/10/09 at 9:58am
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I bet they just stress test like orthos not the GPU. Does it work OK when not gaming? What temps? Run orthos does GPU stay OK? If so the techs are just not testing correct. I hope this does get it fixed for you.
    
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Everything runs fine except 3D gaming. I've also used this laptop for capturing video for hours on end and not a single problem. Just games, so clearly a GPU problem. But at least I have proof of it now so I don't hear the excuse "everything tested fine on our end." Thanks again!
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Wow, that temperature is whack.
    
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These are the same GPUs Nvidia was having trouble with. It's kind of involved to explain but basically it's a manufacturing malfunction that will eventually burn up the chip.

I have the same lappie and I am expecting that I will eventually be turning mine in for service too. For now it's working.
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