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I have Asus G73-JH laptop with ATI 5870 GPU. It has some serious heating problems. I am running Windows 8. Is it possible to turn off the GPU and use the onboard graphics, like when simply broswing around?

The reason I am asking this is even at minimal load (0%), normal temperature is 105 Celsius.

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From what I could find, the G73-JH does not have Hybrid graphics, so no, you cannot turn off the GPU

Still, check the BIOS, if theres an option to use integrated graphics, or something of the sort

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Thanks for your reply. To tell you the truth, I can't even watch a movie, without the laptop going off due to overheating. Could you advise me on some other way to take care of this issue. The only solution I see is manual cleaning of vents and heatsink. – anirudha Nov 18 '12 at 5:45
@anirudha Manual cleaning should be done. IF you cannot do it yourself, perhaps you can take it to a service center. For light usage, you should be able to downclock the GPU using a utility such as RivaTuner or the included overclocking utlilty. do the same for the processor (as a 1st step, try running the laptop in max. battery life mode) – Akash Nov 18 '12 at 5:47
I ll try the RivaTuner utility. All this was on max battery settings, and the included overclocking utility is a joke. Anyways the servicing time had come, but this is a recurring issue. Thanks. – anirudha Nov 18 '12 at 5:50
Forgot to add, make sure the cooling policy is "active", though I guess the fan should be running at 100% anyways at those temps – Akash Nov 18 '12 at 5:53
Lol...Obviously I checked that before coming here. It's not even the CPU (they both have different vents). In comparison, CPU is running like a charm, but GPU cooling is not all that great. – anirudha Nov 18 '12 at 5:58

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