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Is it normal for my laptop to be running at 75-80 degrees celcius?

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Is it normal? I'm not using a cooling pad or anything. I use my laptop on the arm rest of my two couches but it doesn't matter since it doesn't seem to change when i bring it to a table. Is it just my fan that's dusty?
post #2 of 9
If you are just browsing, that is really bad actually. Definitely clean it up.
   
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mobile cpus are designed to be able to run at a higher temp than desktop cpus but that does seem a bit high. with the fan's barely running my 2008 MBP maxes the gpu at 74C and the CPU at around 65C
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post #4 of 9
Worked on few notebooks in my day that were overheating.. Say hello to thermal shutdown.. lol.. Anyway, if your notebook is a little older maybe it could use some cleaning or even reapplying of the thermal paste..

FYI.. if you blow out the heatsink and fan be careful, the bearings in those small fans are somewhat delicate.
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post #5 of 9

I'd be worried if it wasn't running that hot. You could try grabbing a can of air and blowing it out. Make sure you stick something in the fan (paperclip, toothpick, etc)to keep it from spinning so you don't blow out the bearing in it.

post #6 of 9
Don't worry! haha
My runs 90-100 gaming, 70-73 idle
Clean your fans, replace thermal paste
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post #7 of 9
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Oh ok. Time to buy me a can of air and more thermal paste. biggrin.gif
post #8 of 9
That sounds like its definitely too hot, I would clean it out and see if it helps.
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post #9 of 9
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So I reapplied the thermal paste and cleaned the fan this morning. It's now running at 65-70 and 75-90 while gaming. Thank you so much guys! biggrin.gif
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