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Message 24696 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 15:36:14 UTC

I would like to know if running this project will significantly decrease my GPU lifespan or the performance.
I'm using a GTX 1050 on a laptop, it never gets too hot, always below 60 degrees celsius and the fan is not even going at the maximum speed.
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Message 24697 - Posted: 6 Jan 2018, 15:57:06 UTC - in response to Message 24696.

Thermal Heat is always an issue specially on Laptops. Make sure you in a regular fashion blow out the heat pipes of the GPU and you should be okay. I have an older laptop running on CPU only some old projects and it has been working fine for 5+ years. I do a regular monthly a quickly dust blow out. I would say a better desktop rig handles heat better and well doing GPU work is much faster typically.
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Message 24700 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018, 13:30:50 UTC - in response to Message 24696.

I would also suggest you get one of those laptop cooling pads you put under your laptop to take any heat away from the laptop, something like this:

Also use a program like MSIAfterburner to monitor the heat and speed up the fan automatically if it does start to get too warm, Aterburner works for both AMD/ATI and Nvidia brand gpu's.

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Message 24704 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018, 17:57:28 UTC - in response to Message 24700.

Also, consider a program like TThrottle to keep things under control:

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Message 24706 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018, 2:18:23 UTC

I have an old MSI laptop (from 2013) crunching on both cpu (i7) and gpu (GTX 765M) and it's still running fine (despite running really hot). I would agree with cleaning the heat pipes/fans as they do get dust/hair/dirt build up over time.

I also agree with mikey on getting an accessory cooling device. I actually got an Opolar LC05 recently and its made a significant difference. Before my laptop would get almost too hot to touch; now its cool to touch.

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