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While running games on my xps with the 525m my CPU and GPU temperatures can get into the low to mid 90s, but mostly stay around 87-90. However, they usually topping out at 95 degrees celsius. I've refrained from gaming on it for now unless the temperatures stay below 85 because this cannot be good at all for my computer. I already have it propped up and am looking into buying or building a laptop cooler. Do you guys have any suggestions and are these temperatures really bad for my laptop?
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Antec makes a good laptop cooler. Keeps my ps3 nice and cool
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post #3 of 47
Yeah thats not good. Get a fan...possibly take it apart and reapply the tim.
post #4 of 47
Try to the check the exhaust port and try to clean the best you can. If that doesnt work then you might need open up to clean that fan and heatsink a bit better because there could be a build up of dust; which happens all the time especially if the laptop is "old". And at the same time, you could try to replace the thermal paste with something better as a replacement and improvement.

For laptop fan coolers, I own several of them because i got them for free and my favorite one would be the COOLER MASTER Notebook Cooling Model NotePal U2 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-730-_-Product

However, if you budget is tight, then a basic cheapo laptop cooler is good too.
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Alright, well if this helps it is a 3 week old Dell XPS 15" L502x with the 2630QM processor and the GeForce GT 525m 1GB graphics card. It isn't old at all, but I've seen other people having problems with these laptops running extremely hot. I'm just worried that these temps have already partially damaged the processor and graphics card or are going to, but these computers shouldn't be able to damage themselves at stock settings and proper ventilation, it just doesn't make any sense.
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post #6 of 47
for a laptop, 90 during heavy load isn't uncommon.
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post #7 of 47
Alot of heat, not alot of heatsink.
Thats the answer. Besides, those mobile GPU's and CPU's are binned for their ability to be abused by heat.
    
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post #8 of 47
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Alright, well is it bad for the rest of the components in the computer if it is running that hot? And are those temperatures ok, or should I try and stay below 80 still?
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post #9 of 47
cooling fan mat thing will help like the other say.

obviously you want to keep it as cool as possible, but some times, that is not always an option.

I'd say anything under 95 is ok for a laptop. Most of them will run over 80 on heavy loads.
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post #10 of 47
this is why I believe hardcore gaming is for desktops. Laptops are for business applications.
    
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