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Hello Overclock Forums and Laptop users,

I am new to the forums and have experienced a lot of driver problems and general software problems after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my MSI laptop, But that's not the problem that I want to discuss.

I believe that my laptop is running hotter and hotter since I got it a year ago, and I am wondering what some safe temperatures are for my hardware, and what some possible solutions are for getting down to cooler temperatures so that I don't brick my one and only system.

I attached some pictures of my hardware temperature readings taken from Speccy after running CS:GO for about an hour.

Thanks.


post #2 of 13
Official Intel cpu temps are 100'C. But I would be happy below 80.
Also laptops have crappy airflow
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post #3 of 13
Although temps could be better, the temps you see arent cause for alarm.

I would recommend a repaste of thermal grease, and ensure the vents are free of dust

EDIT: Laptops have appropriate airflow for their systems. Its just more pronounced when the exhaust is covered in dust.

Also another note, elevating the laptop by about 1 inch on the back end will also increase the cooling capacity
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post #4 of 13
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So I shouldn't fear the temperatures that I am getting?

Thanks guys.

So if I go past 80C should I start getting worried or what?
post #5 of 13
Its different for everyone, now-a-days the system would automatically shutoff if it hits the threshold limit.

I would be concerned after 90C personally
    
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TBH, if you havent getting those temps before in the same game, it means something is an issue.

either thermal paste starting to wear off,
or dust in your vents.

(or some other issue but i doubt that)

but as of now, yes, no problems at all.
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post #7 of 13
I would venture more on dust than "thermal paste wearing off"

In any case, welcome to OCN!
    
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post #8 of 13
As mentioned elevation will help increase airflow. What type of surface is your laptop sitting on when you play? If you are playing on a soft surface temps will be higher. There are a few laptop coolers with movable fans that some people highly recommend, and it is probably even possible to rig up your own.

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post #9 of 13
Allowing the notebook to breathe is going to be priority number one if you want to get cooler temps - there are plenty of notebook coolers out there or notebook stands out there. To do more than that replacing the TIM would help slightly but nowhere as much as allowing it to cool itself easier.
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post #10 of 13
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Well the apartment that I am currently living in is kept at 80 degrees (so my roommates are cheapskates), also I have been playing Civ 5 on a hard plastic table for the past 3 hours and my graphics card has reached 80 C.

As you said earlier, I shouldn't be too worried, but I am just because this is the only computer I have and I really don't want it to crap out on my due to my own negligence.

So I guess I am going to look into the fan area and see if there is any dust. I feel like that would be the most effective and least invasive form of help right now!

Thanks everyone.
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