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This laptop is a brand new laptop, Lenovo Y460. The temps were from a game of Starcraft 2 at medium settings with Ultra textures.

I'm just so use to having the temps of my sig rig and other desktop version parts which is < 70C. Seeing 84C is nerve racking. I know laptops are designed to handle heat, but I'm still a bit bothered by this. Should I take apart my laptop and redo the TIM with some MX-2 or Gelid eXtreme, and what kind of temp change would I expect from properly applied TIM?

Does Lenovo have any kind of reputation for laptops as far as TIM application/heat goes? Everything seemed to check out well in the professional reviews so I'm looking for any fellow OCNers with experience.
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Heh, thats got nothing on my macbook pro... lap tops will get way hotter than your desktop... only 1 - 2 tiny fans to exhaust air with no intakes. You should check max operating temps for your lappy but to me those temps look just fine while gaming.
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I wouldn't worry too much about it, just make sure the cooling vents have access to air and it should be fine, out of interest how long were you playing for at the time?
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Heh, thats got nothing on my macbook pro... lap tops will get way hotter than your desktop... only 1 - 2 tiny fans to exhaust air with no intakes. You should check max operating temps for your lappy but to me those temps look just fine while gaming.
I always hear it's like 95-105C or something for all laptops in general. Would hate to see my laptop burn and suffer.

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I wouldn't worry too much about it, just make sure the cooling vents have access to air and it should be fine, out of interest how long were you playing for at the time?
About 10 minutes followed by reviewing the replay at x8 speed. I'd say about 15mins total at the regular Faster speed. I wouldn't be surprised if the laptop jumped an extra 3-5C during extended play.
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About 10 minutes followed by reviewing the replay at x8 speed. I'd say about 15mins total at the regular Faster speed. I wouldn't be surprised if the laptop jumped an extra 3-5C during extended play.
Yeah it will be fine I'm sure...
If your still worried tho just grab one of those fan cooling pads for laptops, they are meant to help quite a bit.
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You're definitely fine. I've hit 90-105c on my laptops (One's Intel, other is AMD). They're tanks to high temps with no damage. I know at times when I've played some games for many hours, it'll slow down a little bit, but nothing effecting my gameplay much.

I didn't care for a cooling pad, but I'm sure it would be beneficial.
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Looks about right,i'm using a vaio with i5 420m and HD5650 and i'm seeing hot temps around 75c both cpu and gpu.
But you hardrive is pretty hot,i never seen mine go above 35c (its a hitachi)

I would suggest a laptop cooler if you worried that much.What are your ambient temps?
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post #8 of 12
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21 to 23C. I played in my room with the door closed. My sig rig and tv heats up the room fairly well. I heard these also run a bit warm compared to similar laptops. That's why I wondered if TIM reapplication is necessary.
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post #9 of 12
Yeah that's definitely nothing to worry about.
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That doesn't seem that unusual for a laptop. Even my atom netbook will hit 40 while under load.


I used to have this enormous hp laptop with one of the old i5 quad cores and the damn thing would get so hot that the keyboard would be uncomfortable to type on and the processor would overheat and shutdown itself down.
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