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Astor
12-10-2011, 10:54 AM
Hi there,

I recently (a week ago) bought an Asus G53SX, and I've been worried about the temperatures it's been reaching. I specifically picked this model because of the excellent cooling system it's said to have, and because of previous bad experiences with an overheating GPU which I was keen to avoid this time around.

I've been playing several graphically intensive games, like Skyrim and SC Conviction, the the GPU temp has been between the high 60s and high 70's. The two large vents that stick out at the back get extremely hot to the touch too. The idle temp is around 40-45. Does that sound normal?

The CPU temp while playing those same games is also in the 70's.

On a side not, I've been playing the Saboteur and I suddenly encountered this severe graphical glitch. I'd like to know if it has something to do with the laptop overheating, or another factor, so that I can rest easy. I've been afraid to play any game for too long on it thus far, which kind of undermines it's whole purpose.
Pics attached

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/saboteur201112081828125.png/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/saboteur201112081828004.png/

Notice the green, black and red thingummies in the background.

JRd1st
12-10-2011, 12:23 PM
That's not bad. But vacuum your vent out whenever you vacuum your carpet. :)

380mcn
12-10-2011, 01:06 PM
which CPU and GPU do you have?

i have seen G53, G73 and G74 and i have come to the conclusion the G74 is the cooler. NFS The run at maximum peaked 63C i think it's about 144F

i7-2870qm + 'nvidiot'560m

Astor
12-10-2011, 05:13 PM
I have an i7 2670QM and an NVidia GTX 560M. But again, would those temperatures cause artifacting and other graphical glitches?
And are they normal in a week old laptop?

JRd1st
12-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Shouldn't cause any ill effects.

They are normal in a game,but too high for idling.

Astor
12-10-2011, 05:20 PM
And would the high idling temp be something to worry about? Don't know, might be because I'm in Singapore. Temp's in the upper 20's now.

JRd1st
12-10-2011, 05:32 PM
45c is a little high for a GPU idle. Its more important that it doesn't overheat in games.

Astor
12-10-2011, 05:53 PM
How's the CPU temp? It's also in the 70's. Any idea what might be causing the issue in the pictures I posted?

Thanks so much for your help so far.

fostert
12-10-2011, 10:43 PM
At an ambient of 21C (70F) my G74SX CPU (2630QM) idles at about 38-40C, so if your ambients are in the upper 20s, then 45C would be on par.
My GPU (560M) idles at about 1-2 degrees cooler than the CPU.

Of course, idles are not the temp readings we should be concerned with: load temps are much more revealing. One thread load on the CPU brings it up to 53C, and 8 threads to 70-73C.

Astor
12-14-2011, 11:54 AM
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/100/capturezvt.png/

These are the temps I get while playing especially intensive games. Can I play them games without fear of inadvertently cooking my components as I do so? Just a simple yes or no would do.

clarkkent06
12-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Those look fine to me

dstrakele
12-14-2011, 03:31 PM
I agree, they look well within the operating parameters of the components listed.

380mcn
12-14-2011, 07:28 PM
they are a little high compared to the g74.. but you have a g53, so i really think if that was super intensive 73c is very normal!

fostert
12-15-2011, 01:16 AM
Your maxes look fine to me. Those however won't be absolute 100 duty cycle maxes, but those temps are going to be unrealistically high. As long as you don't use the laptop to do prime95 calculations day and night, you're good!

Astor
12-15-2011, 07:32 AM
Bumping the thread.

Alilas
12-26-2011, 04:38 PM
loool my g74 gpu is overclocked and after 5 hours of playing cysis2 the temp is 50c

clinthill98
12-27-2011, 12:58 AM
i do a safe overclock 800 / 1600/ 1250 never get over 60 yet ur fine like fine dineing idle at 35C after playing a game from 2002 medal of honor allied assault u must understand the temps will get in the 60s at most they should and cool back down when they not being used.