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Re: Betreff: Re: Alienware m17x R3 randomly dropping framerate for 30 seconds...

SkyKing76,

It sounds like the throttling issue. If your M17x-R3 is throttling within 2 minutes when running a GPU stress application, then the heatsink and thermal paste were not configured properly.

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Issue = M17x-R3 GTX580m throttling at 78C°
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RFYN9 N12E-GTX2 GeForce GTX580m Kit (Video card 3MF8R + Thermal Assemblies V1K2G)

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Re: Betreff: Re: Alienware m17x R3 randomly dropping framerate for 30 seconds...

Thank you Chris. I also found this thread: en.community.dell.com/.../19444897.aspx

I tried the suggestion that PhoenixBennu made about the fans and it seemed to have helped the issue I was having. But it also sounds like it could be the paste as you suggest. I'll contact them Monday to see about getting it corrected. Again, thank you for your help with this...its been driving me crazy.

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