Just wondering if anyone with the i8600/Geforce5650go combo are having any problems with the heat generated by the Gpu.
The image isnt the best example of the situation i face, but the gist of it is:
When running graphic intensive applications (ok, games then, currently Battlefield Vietnam
) the gpu overheats.
The problem is that the temperature rises to 100°C rapidly, then it cuts back (so avoid catching fire). At this point I crash my helicopter in BfV.
I may be able to solve this problem by using omega or equivalent drivers and underclocking
the processor, but if at all possible I would like the Gpu replaced with one that generates less heat.
It seems strange that the factory settings are not only set too high, but they have also disabled the over(under)clocking menu, disabling my ability to fix the problem using the release drivers.
The heat has also caused the left side of the case to warp and in one place crack! Evidence again that the laptop is running a little
Does anyone have any comments?
Similar problems with the same Gpu?
Might I be able to get a replacement Gpu?
(would love the 128MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY® RADEON™ 9600 PROTURBO )
I installed FanGui to try to combat the heat, but without noticable effect.
Tony ReedDell i8600,
1.7Ghz Pentium M,
15.4" UltraSharp™ WSXGA+,
1024Mb 333MHz DDR RAM (2x512 MB)
128mb GeForce 5650 Gfx,
Intel 1400 truemobile Wlan,
80 Gb Hdd