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doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif Your battery is smart enough to prevent overcharging oh my god that is the oldest and stupidest myth ever. I'm sorry you had to deal with that lol... At worst it causes a bit more activity on the battery. IMO not worth removing it as there's bad side effects to that.
It could be a cause, I don't know though as I'm not there to diagnose symptoms. I think really its a combination of things

Your battery needs to have activity in it or it will go idle and die. I personally have had good luck doing a 100% to 0% drain once a month on my batteries... I've had my 12 cell in my toshiba for 3 years now and it gets used A LOT.

Keep HW monitor open while gaming/rendering, check temps, note high temps and report back. Random shutdowns may be due to heat or failing hardware. I seriously doubt its that monitor - try removing it and find out.

glad to help smile.gif

BTW I have an ASUS G73 and i have no heat issues. CPU tops out at 75C while doing Solidworks renders and 1080p transcodes, and gaming is max 60C
 
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I have G73 overheating issues i'm too lazy to open it up and clean out the dust and throw some ac5 on though.
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Originally Posted by magna224 View Post
I have G73 overheating issues i'm too lazy to open it up and clean out the dust and throw some ac5 on though.


G73 doesn't have heat problems, yours has airflow problems lol
 
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@TitaniumClocker, ahahhaha gawd damnit!! LOL well now i know right? XD

So I left the back of my laptop wide open, and have my fans from the cooling pad blow at it while i play Portal2 and StarCraft2 on ultra settings this time..and I gotta say, its a surprise! finally no lag or frame drops after a good 30min! the high temperature for the video card was still high, but remained under 92 around 85-88'c which is probably much better already compared to when it was covered up

Anyways I'll post up new temperatures after cleaning with the compressed air tomorrow
Edited by cg-sammu - 4/24/11 at 2:05am
post #15 of 16
Yep. Simple method of self-preserving, the laptop will cut CPU and GPU cycles to reduce heat. Cutting cycles sacrifices a lot of performance.

Recomendation: Crack it open, clean the dust out, reapply the thermal paste, and keep using a good cooling pad

I just have my physics book propping mine up and it stays under 85C during torture tests, but my ambient is ~70F lol pretty cold

And for future reference, keep that dang thing clean. That laptop costs around $1,000 depending on config. Take care of it for goodness lol, there's a lot of heat trapped in it! Blow a duster/canned air in there at least once a month. Not much will come out but it will prevent long term buildup. Take it from the guy whos got a G73 that doesn't overheat
 
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post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
Get some canned air and blow out the fans and heatsinks, laptop is def overheating

prop up the back so more air can circulate
I have to do this to my laptop once a month or I'm screwed. And I'm running a core 2 duo..
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