bachag Posted January 21, 2008 Report Share Posted January 21, 2008 Let me explain what is the exact problem. Toshiba P100 laptops with nVidia GPUs have serious issues with gaming or graphics related applications. You can have two situations: 1. The fan works (GPU temperature is around 60'C when playing games) but the 3d performance is very bad. Games stutter (sudden drop of FPS for 0.5-1 sec every 5 to 10 seconds) and you never get good average FPS. 2. 3D performance is amazing, not stuttering, average FPS of 50+. However, the fan does not work at all; it stays off and the GPU temp reaches 90'C. I don't think it is a good idea to stay with the second option since your laptop overheats and you can seriously damage your hardware. I'm using a Toshiba P105-6227. The only way of having the first option is using BIOS 3.3 with the original Toshiba driver "nVidia Display Driver for Windows Vista (v18.104.22.168; 01-05-2007; 50.95M)". Any other combination will improve 3d performance and stuttering, but the fan will not work. I have even tried the new nVidia driver with BIOS 4.2 and it didn't work. In conclusion, there is a serious problem with Toshiba P100-P105 laptops and it isn't normal that the GPU temp reaches 80-90'C. Dust inside the laptop is not the problem, even though Toshiba support will tell you to clean up the dust from the fan if you call them by phone. Finally, I hope Toshiba releases a good driver/BIOS upgrade that will remove the stuttering issue AND keep the fan working. This issue has been out for at least 1 year and Toshiba has done nothing to fix it. Thank you, Gabriel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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