MBP temps go up when idle on bootcamp

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  1. iVikD macrumors regular

    iVikD

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    Hey all, I have an early 2011 MBP (specs in signature) running Windows 8 pro x64 on bootcamp. I have Lubbo's Fan Control for temp monitoring and changing fan speeds, and have noticed that if I leave the computer idle for about 5 minutes, the temperatures suddenly ramp up, as do the fans, and when I start using it again, the temperatures lower. Any idea why this might be happening?
     
  2. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502

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    Well, only the discrete graphics are active when you are in bootcamp.

    Any chance you have a screen saver that runs when in Windows? If it's using OpenGL, that could account for it.
     
  3. iVikD thread starter macrumors regular

    iVikD

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    No screen saver, screen just dims when idle for more than 5 minutes
     
  4. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502

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    Boot Camp drivers or current AMD?

    Does it behave the same way with the fan control software removed?
     
  5. iVikD thread starter macrumors regular

    iVikD

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    I'm using the normal, up to date bootcamp drivers, and the newest AMD drivers. I haven't tried that, I'll get rid of it and keep an eye on it

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    Alright, got rid of the fan control, let it be for a while, it still went from 45 C to 75 C even though there was no GPU activity whatsoever.
     

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