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I've been noticing that my 11 inch Alienware has been getting pretty hot lately and it's starting to worry me a bit. I have the processor (i7-2637M) overclocked a measly 1 Mhz from 100 -> 101mhz and the GPU (GT540M) is oc'd to 810/1000/1620 from 672/900/1344.

CPu idles at about 47C when I'm just listening to music and browsing the internet, and GPU 35C. But when I get in game, especially Planetside2 we are looking at constant 85C CPU temps and I once saw it go to 96C. I was just wondering 2 things:

1. Im changing the thermal paste tomorrow and thoroughly cleaning the fan out. How much will this affect the temperature?
2. What is the recommended overclocking values for a small laptop like this? What temperature should aim for to the best performance and safety? What's a good middle ground?

Thanks in advance. Let me know if anything needs clarification.
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I can't quantify it, but I know that when I cleaned out the fan on my laptop that my temperatures shot down for a while. Since then it's had about 10mo to suck up more dust. I should probably blow it out again, because it is really hot.
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I have an Alienware M11x R2 and I have my CPU and GPU overclocked slightly. I would back off your overclock a bit on the GPU. You will not notice much of a difference, possibly nothing at all once you back it off. Cleaning out the fan will make a difference. I have done that to mine about once a month.

Each CPU / GPU O.C. differently. One might get higher O.C. on one CPU / GPU, and another person might not be able to reach those clock speeds. All Chips are different.

Keep us updated!
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No it's definitely time to repaste and blow out the dust. Odds are that's probably the issue you're facing. tongue.gif Also, lifting the back up with a book tends to help with the temps. biggrin.gif
     
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Also..you could add a notebook cooler..That always seems to help just a bit. It worked well with mine :-)
     
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Yeah it currently sits up on a Cooler Master x-slim laptop cooler, it had the biggest fan I could find but the fricken usb gets in the way of my HDMI cord. I even prop up the back of the laptop cooler so there's a lot of room between the desk and the bottom of the cooler.

I'll upload some pics tomorrow of the teardown and how ****ty of a job dell pasted my cpu/gpu, lol.
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I bought the Arctic Silver 5 on amazon btw, thats what i'll be using.
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Yeah it currently sits up on a Cooler Master x-slim laptop cooler, it had the biggest fan I could find but the fricken usb gets in the way of my HDMI cord. I even prop up the back of the laptop cooler so there's a lot of room between the desk and the bottom of the cooler.

I'll upload some pics tomorrow of the teardown and how ****ty of a job dell pasted my cpu/gpu, lol.

The temps you are getting are horrible.. Try some liquid pro to be honest.
That and fully disassemble the cooling system and clean it out with an air blower or a can of compressed air. etc.

Probably back off the OC on the GPU just a tad. See how it goes first because that is a great OC. thumb.gif
 
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The temps you are getting are horrible.. Try some liquid pro to be honest.
That and fully disassemble the cooling system and clean it out with an air blower or a can of compressed air. etc.

Probably back off the OC on the GPU just a tad. See how it goes first because that is a great OC. thumb.gif

I'm clocking it down as we speak. What is liquid pro? (nevermind it's a TIM)
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I'm clocking it down as we speak. What is liquid pro? (nevermind it's a TIM)

Good! biggrin.gif
What are you putting on it tomorrow? smile.gif
 
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