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robjacks
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Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.

When I don't play the temp is around 55. I try to play CoD Black Ops 2 and the CPU temp grows in an instant and I can't play the **bleep** game. The only moment I could really play the game was when I used it outside, its winter, so the laptop was really cool. A cooling pad wont help with more then 10 degrees but it really is not enough. I've seen many people have problems with this processor i3 2348. GPU is 635m nvidia. It's so frustrating for a laptop to seem to be so good but actually be quite weak fro its price. The specs mean nothing if you can't use them. Since I don't think I can fix it I would like to know what kind of different processor I could update to.

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Re: Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.

hi robjacks,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

You can try setting the maximum Processor state to 99% This can Prevent your system from triggering Turbo boost, which I believe is one factor of your system over heating and throttling down.

Follow this guide on how to get to the settings.

http://www.tautvidas.com/blog/2011/04/disabling-intel-turbo-boost/

 

 

For your CPU upgrade.

You can refer to your system's Maintenance Manual where your can also find this list

 

CPU/PROCESSOR 102500435 INTEL I3-3120M 2.5G L1 3M 2CPGA CPU
CPU/PROCESSOR 102500228 INTEL I3-2370M 2.4G J1 3M 2CPGA CPU
CPU/PROCESSOR 102500301 INTEL I5-3210M 2.5G L1 3M 2CPGA CPU
CPU/PROCESSOR 102500290 INTEL I7-3612QM 2.1G E1 6M 4CPGA CPU
CPU/PROCESSOR 102500290 INTEL I7-3612QM 2.1G E1 6M 4CPGA CPU
CPU/PROCESSOR 102500295 INTEL I7-3520M 2.9G L1 4M 2CPGA CPU
CPU/PROCESSOR 102500486 INTEL I5-3230M 2.6G 3M 2CPGA CPU

 

Hope this helps

Cheers!



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robjacks
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Re: Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.

Already did anything I could. This processor really sucks. A relative has the lenovo g500s the only diffrence is the processor. Mine is i3 2348 his is 3rd gen. He can play everything. He does not use a cooler. I though the only way i can do it is try to clean it, I wont do it yet because of the waranty conditions I have with the seller.

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Re: Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.

hi,

 

I see, Yeah cleaning and Re-Paste might help a bit,

 

Let us know your findings once you were able to upgrade,

 

Best Regards

Solid Cruver



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Re: Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.

Ok something intresting happened. I found a VGA cable since i boughy my display(a couple of years ago) and tried it on the laptop. I set it to only projector mode and the temperature in games went down with about 10 degres. From 85+ celcius and shut down to 71 max and no problem running games.

BNI89
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Re: Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.


@robjacks wrote:

Ok something intresting happened. I found a VGA cable since i boughy my display(a couple of years ago) and tried it on the laptop. I set it to only projector mode and the temperature in games went down with about 10 degres. From 85+ celcius and shut down to 71 max and no problem running games.


Is your solution still valid or was it just a fluke? I have the same laptop, same problem and tried it but didn't work.

I temporarily solved the problem by underclocking the CPU and managed to play Mafia 2 and GTA 4 at high quality on 66-69 degrees Celsius. But if i'll need the full CPU speed, i'm thinking about undervolting it.

So a question for the guys over at Lenovo: what's your advice regarding undervolting? downsides? how far should one go?

Thanks!

etss
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Re: Lenovo G580 overheating while playing games.

i think the best solution is to reduce GPU max frame rate a bit.. so that its less loaded..

 

by setting vsync on - this is 60 on an 60hz monitor...

if GPU still overheats you can get a program like nvidia inspector and set it lower.. to 40.. maybe 45 max fps...

 

you can test different settings so the frame rate wont be too low for your eyesSmiley Wink

 

by google ing 'nvidia max framerate' you will find videos and tuts on how to do that... this is one of:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH9D__g1yqs

 

bye...

 

P.S.

im posting this couse i really think is the GPU that overheats when playing games more than your CPU...

if your game is stuttering, most likely is the GPU.. especially with this model...

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