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Ive been noticing my laptops dedicated gpu hitting 99c after 1 minute or less of gameplay. Which in turn has been killing my FPS. My question is, could bad thermal paste be causing such an overheat? I disassembled the laptop and noticed that the paste had pretty much dried up, but i didn't have any new paste at the time to reapply it. I dont see how a new application of paste could really drop the temps significantly from 99c, but thats what im here to find out. Thanks.
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dust, thermal paste or defective fan is the issue, how old is the laptop?
Also make sure the vents are cleared but you probably know that
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Laptop is probably just shy of being a year old. I did check the venting when i had it apart and it seemed clean. The fan works fine as well, speeds up slows down as necessary, but the overheating is just killing performance.
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do you have a laptop cooler?

I use one with my Sager and it is night and day difference.

I would start with new thermal paste and then see if you can get a replacement fan.
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How old is the computer? Sounds like the thermal paste is your issue.
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No, i don't have a laptop cooler, but I will try applying new paste and i'll report back with results.
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post #7 of 7
I got this one and it is life changing for Laptop tempatures

http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/74-cryo-x60-notebook-cooling

I also use a separate Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse.

The cooler is basically a docking station for my laptop
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