Question Setting Temp Target Lower Than 75°C

SandShriner

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Hi,

The question is in the title:

Is there any way to set a temperature target of lower than 75°C ?

I have an Asus TUF FX516 laptop with and RTX3070. Tried many utilities as GPU TWEAK 3, MSI Afterburner and ZOTAC Firestorm, but failed to achieve that goal.
Tried even nvidia-smi.exe, same result. Not interested in tweaking Vbios/flashing/HW modding solutions etc...

Thanks for all who even try to help.
 
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Tech Junky

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Crack it open and use better paste or a graphite pad.

SW controls are ineffective when it comes to temps and they throttle the CPU/GPU to get to those temps you're setting and thus performance goes down.
 

SandShriner

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Crack it open and use better paste or a graphite pad.

SW controls are ineffective when it comes to temps and they throttle the CPU/GPU to get to those temps you're setting and thus performance goes down.
Thanks for trying to help. This solution seems like a really hardcore one. I am still not in that level of expertise.
I understand that fps may go down, however I can tolerate that and that is why I am searching for a software solution.
I can get max temp to 75° with GPU TWEAK 3, and it really does not go further than 75° (except hot point).
There must be a software solution out there that is able to crank it down to 70°. Awaiting more replies.
 

Tech Junky

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It's simple.

Remove the screws from the bottom.
Remove the screws from the heat spreader and any fan harnesses.
Clean the CPU/GPU and put pads or paste on and reverse the process.
Power up and use hwinfo to monitor the temps.
 

SandShriner

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Thanks for the encouragement, however I am still seeking another solution.
I might become a frequent visitor in these forums if a working solution (within parameters) will be given.
 

Tech Junky

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Well, I got sick of my ADL laptop running hot and finally cracked it and looked at the paste. Being that the system is only 6 months old I expected the OEM application to last a bit longer. I found dried and crusty paste to my dismay. Removed all of it and put the graphite in its place as I've done before. Now, it's just a matter of going on with using it and not having to think about the thermals becoming an issue again.
 

mindless1

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^ You have evidence that exceeding 70C causes crashing? I'd think drivers or game bugs were more likely.

It's your hardware, but I don't pay more for a higher tier GPU just to strangle it, would far sooner improve the TIM as already suggested by others, then if I set an upper limit it would be closer to 85C.
 

SandShriner

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^ You have evidence that exceeding 70C causes crashing? I'd think drivers or game bugs were more likely.

It's your hardware, but I don't pay more for a higher tier GPU just to strangle it, would far sooner improve the TIM as already suggested by others, then if I set an upper limit it would be closer to 85C.
I do not have strong evidence for that except the probability. However, crashes do not occure when GPU is on lower tempertures.
Recently I uninstalled the Asus Armoury Crate app and now the GPU does not crash. Maybe that's the reason for the crashes.
However, I would still want to set a lower GPU temperature target than 75degC.
 

Reven Das

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Why don't you try out some cooling pads? They will definitely help you achieve your desired temperature range. Generally, cooling pads help reduce the average temperature by 6-7 degrees depending on the condition.
 

ZGR

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Have you tried Nvidia Inspector batch files to lock voltage and clocks?

Code:
SET VOLT=793000
SET GPU0=-lockVoltagePoint:0,%VOLT% -setBaseClockOffset:0,0,236 -setMemoryClockOffset:0,0,-250 -forcePState:0,0 -setPowerTarget:0,72 -setTempTarget:0,0,80
nvidiaInspector.exe %GPU0%
I run this batch file for my 3080 which locks its voltage to 0.793 mV and its clockspeed is 1770 MHz core, 9250 MHz memory. I run another batch file or click revert on MSI Afterburner to go back to auto. I still haven't spent a lot of time tweaking this for the 3080, but power draw drops by about 50-70W in game while losing a small amount of performance.

This should work fine on a notebook, since I use batch files on my old Macbook Pro; the only way I can use the GT 650M without throttling.
 

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