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Asus Laptop model Motherboards: Where are they to be found.

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October 12, 2010 4:39:34 PM

Recently, my computer has started overheating whilst playing Starcraft 2 on LOW settings. The model is an ASUS N81VG from newegg, and it has been well worth the money.
I changed the thermal compound, though I had trouble with the gpu since it had to be set overtop of the heat sink, upside down. It felt funky, but I think it ws at the very least beneficial. Anywyas, I'm still in the low 80s on the gpu end (70s on the cpu end) when playing SC2 for more than an hour (it seems to plateau at these temps).

I've been fooling around with SPEEDFAN in hopes of setting the fan manually to FULL SPEED when playing SC2. But speedfan is not sensing any control mechanisms for the fan speed. Even though the fan that I unplugged had FOUR Wires, which led me to believe that there might be way to configure SPEEDFAN for the task. So, I can't find my motherboard model to find the config I need for SPEEDFAN

HEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM

I have tried to find the motherboard model of the my ASUS laptop and it has been a fruitless search. CPUID CPU-Z has said my motherboard model is a N81VG. I find it hard to believe that my laptop had a specially made mobo just for its insignificantly small niche market.
I have checked out the bios and it just gives me my VGA/EC bios and bios manufacturer.

SInce I recently took apart my computer trying to remove the heatsink (it was much more straightforward then I initially thought, and it was far(astronomically) easier than the hp Dv2550se I practiced on earlier), I do not want to pry in there again to locate a sticker that might not be there. Instead I'm turning to the trusted minds behind screens at Tom's Hardware.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MY MODEL
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October 12, 2010 5:28:49 PM

First, if the fan is working but not operating correctly - my first thought is software and my second is the fan motor itself. If it were me I would MSCONFIG {Diagnostic Mode} and run Prime95 to see if the fan speeds up. There are alot of BIOS invasive apps that can cause this problem. Next, I wouldn't be opposed to a fresh reinstall of the OS {back-up data}. Then I would take it to an electronics shop to see if the FAN itself can be replaced.

After that it get 'cost fuzzy' I would compare costs of repair to replacement.

http://estore.asus.com/shop/
http://www.sumetech.com/

I just went though this with my Daughter; decided to get a new GW {$450 / NV55C03u} the replacement MOBO was $200 - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26...

Just my thoughts.
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October 12, 2010 8:49:47 PM

philapeter said:
Recently, my computer has started overheating whilst playing Starcraft 2 on LOW settings. The model is an ASUS N81VG from newegg, and it has been well worth the money.
I changed the thermal compound, though I had trouble with the gpu since it had to be set overtop of the heat sink, upside down. It felt funky, but I think it ws at the very least beneficial. Anywyas, I'm still in the low 80s on the gpu end (70s on the cpu end) when playing SC2 for more than an hour (it seems to plateau at these temps).

I've been fooling around with SPEEDFAN in hopes of setting the fan manually to FULL SPEED when playing SC2. But speedfan is not sensing any control mechanisms for the fan speed. Even though the fan that I unplugged had FOUR Wires, which led me to believe that there might be way to configure SPEEDFAN for the task. So, I can't find my motherboard model to find the config I need for SPEEDFAN

HEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM

I have tried to find the motherboard model of the my ASUS laptop and it has been a fruitless search. CPUID CPU-Z has said my motherboard model is a N81VG. I find it hard to believe that my laptop had a specially made mobo just for its insignificantly small niche market.
I have checked out the bios and it just gives me my VGA/EC bios and bios manufacturer.

SInce I recently took apart my computer trying to remove the heatsink (it was much more straightforward then I initially thought, and it was far(astronomically) easier than the hp Dv2550se I practiced on earlier), I do not want to pry in there again to locate a sticker that might not be there. Instead I'm turning to the trusted minds behind screens at Tom's Hardware.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MY MODEL
In all honesty, there were times when I though I might ahve kiled m


I'm betting that whatever is causing my pc to overheat is permenant, and I'd just like to be able to set the fan to its maximum speed when needed. How can I do this without know the motherboard config for SpeedTest?
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October 12, 2010 9:17:23 PM

Do you have the latest latest nVidia Drivers installed? The most recent Driver fixes a fan speed issue for the nVidia GeForce GT 120M.

D/L directly from nVidia - http://www.nvidia.com
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October 12, 2010 10:50:43 PM

Yes - what? I'm hoping Yes it works! Some nVidia Control panels enable Fan control and/or Application profiles - did you look there?

It's not that I don't understand your situation, what you're saying, etc - it is that I know if your fan is operating at all and if you replace your MOBO into the same environment {BIOS + OS/drivers} you'll probably will end-up at the same point, but really unhappy.

I also know that BIOS invading Apps, drivers, OS conflicts, hidden setting(s) can and do exactly what you're stating.

Therefore, if it were 'me' I would follow my suggestions as stated above. I might even uninstall the GPU driver and reinstall - http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_13955.html
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October 13, 2010 12:14:54 AM

Nothing like a clean OS install, followed by a clean drivers install.
Just make sure you save your important data.
Before you do all that, if you had system restore enabled, you may want to try a system restore to an earlier point. just for the heck of it, it may save you the clean install.
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October 20, 2010 1:16:20 AM

I almost want them to delete this thread because the only problem with my computer was a cat hair stuffed heatsink. I missed the mother lode on my first cleaning. Im at a cool 30 idle 50-55 when marathoning starcraft.

On the other hand, I still don't know the how to find the motherboard model of my laptop. For being such a good company, I'm kind of surprised that they don't specify something like that in any of their documentation.

Now I have another reason to hate cats.

Thanks everyone,

Admin, do whatever you like with this thread, its all good. :bounce: 
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