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Hi everyone, So my laptop's GPU is running really hot. I mean really hot. Sometimes it reaches 130 degrees Celsius. Right now it's at about 119 degrees. I think it ...
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    Underclcock a GeForce Go 6150 on Ubuntu 11.10


    Hi everyone,

    So my laptop's GPU is running really hot. I mean really hot. Sometimes it reaches 130 degrees Celsius. Right now it's at about 119 degrees. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I took the laptop apart (to try to fix something) a while back, and put it back together. I don't know. Anyway, I don't have the time to re-take it apart, so as a temporary fix, I want to underclock the GPU significantly. I tried the trick with CoolBits to the Nvidia setting utility would let me set my clock speed. It doesn't seem to work. Here is my xorg.conf:

    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Default Device"
    	Option	"NoLogo"	"True"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    Identifier     "nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce Go 6150]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option  "Coolbits" "1"
    EndSection
    What am I doing wrong? The "Clock Frequencies" tab doesn't show up!


    Thanks,

    Jordan

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    Post your question to the user forums or support pages on the nVidia web site. I am usually able to get answers to questions like this from their engineers who monitor those threads.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jforce93 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    So my laptop's GPU is running really hot. I mean really hot. Sometimes it reaches 130 degrees Celsius. Right now it's at about 119 degrees. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I took the laptop apart (to try to fix something) a while back, and put it back together.
    You didn't forget to reconnect the fan inside?

    That temperature sounds terminal...

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