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Before I ever started messing with OC and modded infs I tested my card under heavy loads like Mass Effect, Bioshock, 3DMark06, etc and found that it would top out at 91C in my HP DV9000 laptop. I've been told that's cause for concern, but HP says it's in operating parameters, not to worry.

Now I've had a card burn out in an HP, zd7000 series, thousands did it and they replaced screens and mboards well out of warranty. Should I get something in writing saying that the temp is acceptable because I hit 93C last night and I'm concerned. There's very little cooling that I can see and all laptop coolers are suspect at doing the job. Thoughts? Thanks guys

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That does sound too hot. I have never seen my 8600m GT get above 80 degrees.

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What driver are you using, and do you play any 3-D intensive games?

I have a FX 570M in my lenovo laptop (basically the same video card as a 8600 GT.) I have tried over twenty different drivers from this website. I play some very 3-D intensive games on high pixel settings (usually 1680x1050.) The highest temp I have achieved so far with most of the drivers I have tried is 87C. I would love to find a driver that runs my 3-D games with good speed, and keeps my temps low, but so far I havent found that driver.

For most laptop video cards, a temp above 80C is acceptable. Above 90C is too hot.

Like I said earlier, I often get a temp of 87C. To me, this is not acceptable, but neither is losing the ability to play my 3-D games with a good FPS rate. So, until I find a fast driver with a good temp, I will have to accept the 87C temp.

At this moment, I am using the 177.35 driver. If someone could guarantee me good frame-rates with a low temp from another driver, I would try it.

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yeah thats pretty much what we all want. My 8600GT runs at 93 Oc... speaking to dell at the moment about the heat, and framerate drop (nvidia fail safe)

They said its fine.. but thats bullS**t. Its an XPS so im giving it back and they can repace it... its not acceptable playing a game, 30 mins later it stutters at 93 Oc. (not over clocked as well) (over clocked it heats up faster)

sorry went off on my own tangent there. : )

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wow, u guys are a bit modest. lolz, i have hit 111 degrees celcius. some notebooks (such as the gs1's) have stock max temps of 90+ during 3-d gaming. now, keep in mind he said he overclocked; thus, the 90+ temps are hot but nothing that will murder your GPU since 8600m's are given a rating of 120 degrees celcius before the hardware will begin to fail. And chances are your driver will give you an error and downclock you before you card burns out << however, that's not to say you aren't to be concerned or push it more. if you're happy where you are, then you don't have to sweat bullets about those temps. your temps are hot but not hardware frying hot. dont OC anymore. things to try is undervolt your CPU (check http://notebookreview.com, they have the best tutorial around) << this can effectively decrease your cpu temps by 6-15 degrees and if you GPU is on the same heatsink, that can fall from 5-10 degrees (if its not not on the same heatsink, you should see a drop from 1-5).

-Amoney3

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I currently use driver 177.39, and I do play 3D games. I have also tried running multiple copies of rthdribl while benchmarking the CPU in order to get the temp higher, but it would not go up any more. I am considering overclocking the GPU. Has anyone had any success with this?

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I overclocked 177.26 worked fine appart from the heat issue i mentioned before. But other than that it was pretty good.

Can't comment on .39 as has not installed that as im still working on my heat issue. Which suffice to say is a hardware problem that needs replacement.. well... so i think.

Rivatuner (overclocking) is very user friendly, and hardware monitoring is really good also.

8600Gt can pretty much go up to 600- core and 900-ish - Mem

I'm using 540core 830Mem. but have just uninstalled rivatuner to see if my heat issue changes

(am currently not overclocking)

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I did a little research and lots of folk run in the 90s on these HPs so I don't feel so bad. My max temp is now 93 OC'd and 92 stock so it's running hot no matter what. I haven't lost framerate or crashed yet so I suppose that's good news. I guess I'm just jealous of all the cool running laptops people have. :)

Currently running 625/450/1250 on 175.19. Didn't even need a modded inf, ran straight from web download

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you don't get any downclocking/ stuttering or choppy game experience? if not dont change a thing! i was sitting pretty. changed to another driver, and now its running very average. even when i go back to original driver, or clean install, formatting hard drive etc...

so don't change a thing!!

I wish i didn't : ( haha

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