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Re: Warning for use of 3D Graphics manipulation with notebook computers

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  • Subject: [mg91046] Re: Warning for use of 3D Graphics manipulation with notebook computers
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 03:25:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <g6kc4h$k6i$>
  • Reply-to: kuska at


that is not a problem of Mathematica, this is a problem of
the nVidia chips for laptops. Any complex 3d scene may burn the
chip. You don't need Mathematica for that, Crisis or Half Life will
burn the graphics chip better and faster than Mathematica *and*
for a more affordable prize !

*AND* if your VGA signal on an external monitor is still right,
you graphics chip is ok, but you lcd-display may be broken and this
has *nothing* to do with the overheating of the GeForce mobile chips.


Roland Franzius wrote:
> After installing Mathematica 6 and programming some group-mechanical 
> 3D-manipulations the nvidia go graphics chip of my Samsung laptop 
> stopped working at the performance of a complex 3d-manipulation. Its 
> internal digital lcd-part gave up with a crack noise. The external 
> analog VGA is still working.
> On the internet,  some hints can be found saying that certain laptop 
> computers are in danger to burn their graphics chips because of 
> insufficent cooling under high permanent load.

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