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Brand new high end computer overheating

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#1 stonecoldsleeper


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

Hi everybody I just bought a lenovo y580 laptop, it's got a geforce gtx 660m, and it gets really hot when I play games. The games run fine, but the computer heats up quite a bit for how powerful the video card is. I've updated the video and chipset drivers and had the heat sink replaced but it still heats up.

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

.....................and it gets really hot when I play games. The games run fine,............................

Sounds like it is working as intended. I have a previous generation 540M in my lappy, and it did get toasty when trying to game. I have worked on several notebooks recently, and you are not alone in thinking they run way too hot. Just for kicks, have you gone into the NVidia control panel and switched the game's .exe to use integrated graphics? Some less demanding games might run on the IGP and save some wattage/heat.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

I would buy a cooling pad for your laptop that may help to. Are you playing on a hard surface?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

This is why laptops are no good for gaming.
If you game a lot, that laptop will not have a long life span, until you buy a cooling pad like coxchris suggested.

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