Topic Title: 13.11 beta causing terrible overheat on 7670M, switchable graphics.
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Created On: 12/26/2013 02:04 PM
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 12/26/2013 02:04 PM
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Due to the poor performance of my graphics card, I formatted my pc(Samsung notebook) and installed the latest version of 13.11 beta amd mobility drivers(without installing samsung stock display drivers), after reading that they offer support for legacy switchable graphics.

However, while the performance is dramatically improved, my pc now can't stand a demanding game more than 20 to 30 minutes, due to terrible overheat. The heat is so bad it becomes painful to even touch the notebook after a while.

Do you have any suggestions to fix this problem?

Thank you.

 12/26/2013 02:16 PM
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how hot is the video card getting in C? a  program like MSI afterburner will tell you. 

Sounds to me like either A. Thermal paste life is used up, or B. The samsung drivers were throttleing the card. 


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