Archive | July 3, 2008

nVidia graphic chips have heat problems, turn on the fans!

The New York Times reports “Nvidia Reports Problem With Laptop Chips”

To tackle the problem, the company is releasing a software driver that will cause system fans to start operating sooner and reduce the “thermal stress” on the chips. The driver has been provided to laptop makers directly, said Derek Perez, an Nvidia spokesman.

Ouch! And for those of us who aren’t running the drivers the laptop makers provide us with? Darn. I just bought a laptop with an nVidia adapter, thinking I didn’t want the base Intel set of video adapters. Looks like I guessed wrong.

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