2010 Gaming - Throttling Issues Windows 7

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Maven1975, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008

    I received a new 2.13 4GB 256 Air yesterday and it is acting very strange under W7 while gaming.

    The game starts out fine with moderate settings, but a few minutes into it, the game starts to stutter/throttle.

    I have never had this issue under W7 with my old 2010 and am wondering if there is something I am missing.

    I have Lubos Fan Control, tried throttle stop, and am using stock clocks. I have tried both stock drivers and the latest from nvidia.

    The laptop stays cool compared to my 2011 running the same game. (MW3 & MW2)

  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Screenshot of the HWMonitor after some gaming.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Heres the report.

    Look at the GPU! This is after 5 minutes of MW3 @ Native Res / Native Image Settings. Everything else set off.

    MW2 does the same thing. Although, I dont remember seeing my GPU hit 95c after five minutes before either.

    Anyone else have this game or MW2 and want to compare 5 minutes?

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  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Opened her up, removed the thermal pasted and installed some Antec Formula 6.

    GPU temps dropped from 90s to mid 70s.

    Games great now.

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