Help with gtx960m throttling

8bitGuy

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So I have the ASUS G551JW-DS71 that has the gtx960m, and i have noticed that everytime my temps go near 75 the gpu clock goes down, therefore i cannot play any game comfortably, and this laptops is supposedly for gaming.
Could anyone help me with this issue

Do I need to change the temp limits, if so, how?
Should I keep my laptop cooler?

What should I do, please I just bought this computer 10 days ago and its driving me insane not being able to play even KSP.
 

fayari

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The GTX960m within the Asus G551JW has a thermal threshold of 74 degrees. Asus has basically said "Oh well" and have not done shit about this. The only solution is to kick the fans up to 100% every time you play, in an effort to avoid this threshold. You can do this using the Notebook FanControl application, which you can download here:

http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1070494

Use the Asus UX31A profile. Good luck with your laptop.
 

8bitGuy

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I am trying to RMA it but I still wanted to know if there is an option to change those limits, or would it be better to just keep the laptop cool at all times?
 

fayari

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The GTX960m within the Asus G551JW has a thermal threshold of 74 degrees. Asus has basically said "Oh well" and have not done shit about this. The only solution is to kick the fans up to 100% every time you play, in an effort to avoid this threshold. You can do this using the Notebook FanControl application, which you can download here:

http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1070494

Use the Asus UX31A profile. Good luck with your laptop.
 

Trismegistus

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Like fayari said, when ASUS made the ROG 551-JW, they set the thermal threshold at 74 degrees. They've uploaded a Bios update (risky) on their website that raises to threshold to 79 (big difference from results)

There's also a beta bios that raises it to 82.

At some point or another, both would have been posted on the Asus ROG forums. GL551 divison.

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?64295-G551JW-GPU-throttle-at-74-degree-celsius/page11
 
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