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Dell E1705: Normal Video Card Tempuratures?


I am curious as to what the normal video card temperatures should be for my E1705 with a Nvidia 7900 Go, 256M.

I am using CPUID Hardware Monitor to track the temperatures. Idle I am running about 75-80 C and while playing games, World of Warcraft with all settings to low for example, the temperature goes to about 95, almost 100 C.

I am seeing the same thing on Windows 7 and XP with the drivers from Dell and with the drives from Nvidia.

The reason I ask is that when running games like WoW, LOTRO, or Torchlight I am having system slowdown/freezes now and then. It's not a full lockup, but the entire system grinds to a halt when I am playing for a few seconds and then limps along for a while. I think it's thermal triggers firing to slow the system down, but I'm not 100% sure.

This started to happen after Dell replaced my previous video card that died on me. I think it might be the video card overheating, but the tech support folks don't seem to believe me or think it's an issue. Since I have not been able to get from them what normal operating temperatures are, I thought I would check here to help me pin down what's going on.

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Re: Dell E1705: Normal Video Card Tempuratures?

Welcome to the forums emoticon.Yes.title



I can't tell you what the normal graphics temps are for an E1705, but I can tell you that 95°c - 100°c is waaaaaaay above normal emoticon.Surprise.title

According to GPU-Z, the 8800M GTX card in my XPS M1730 is currently sitting at around 63°c, and I've never seen temps above 78°c - even after a prolonged FPS session in CoD: Modern Warfare 2, Wolfenstein, Batman: AA, etc etc .

But my XPS M1730 also has a 128MB PhysX card, a Core2Duo T9300 @ 2.50GHz, and a pair of 7200rpm hard drives in it, which further indicates you have a serious overheating problem!


Unfortunately though... apart from following normal procedures (checking for dust/raising the back of the laptop etc)... I can't offer any suggestions for how to lower your temps - other than maybe trying I8kfan GUI?

You use it at your own risk of course emoticon.Idea.title

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XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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