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May 2, 2013 8:20:00 AM

Core i5 2430m idle at 60 C,I can't play games, it crashes while playing,sometimes windows says "amd driver stopped responding", I m using asus k43sa laptop, on 100% cpu load test for 5 minutes make my cpu temp is 85+, and for gpu also it was ~80 C. I think this is bad for my computer, what can i do to make it run much cooler? I am already using a laptop cooling pad.

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May 2, 2013 8:23:38 AM

I would get a can of compress air and try dusting it out. IF that doesnt do anything i would take apart the computer and replace the thermal compounds on both the cpu and gpu.
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May 2, 2013 8:39:20 AM

Hari Krishna said:
Core i5 2430m idle at 60 C,I can't play games, it crashes while playing,sometimes windows says "amd driver stopped responding", I m using asus k43sa laptop, on 100% cpu load test for 5 minutes make my cpu temp is 85+, and for gpu also it was ~80 C. I think this is bad for my computer, what can i do to make it run much cooler? I am already using a laptop cooling pad.


firstly I sounds like your system is a laptop, so I wouldn't necessarily take it apart to clean the components, as this may invalidate whatever warranty you have. The first suggestion of using compressed air to blow out any dust that may be impinging on airflow is a good start. But yes, at 85+ on the cpu, that seems very high. Maybe a fan isn't working, in which case it may be better to get manufacturer to take a look or advise. YOu can always try and replace a fan, or reseat the thermal compound as the other poster has suggested. But, personally I wouldn't risk that, without some expert assistance, given it's a laptop.
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May 2, 2013 11:07:09 AM

Oh yes i forgot. If you have warranty, send it in. Good call keith.
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May 3, 2013 1:36:36 AM

thank you so much for ur advice guyz, my warranty period is over, so i guess i can open it and clean up with the help of someone who knows how to do it.I have tried underclocking my gpu by 50mhz but still not much change in temp at load was noticed, I cant find a way to underclock my cpu (my laptop model is Asus K Series K43SA-VX040D),is there any windows application that i can use? I will be building a new pc for gaming soon, so i can use this laptop for my work. so performance decrease is not much of a problem.
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May 3, 2013 2:35:04 AM

Hari Krishna said:
thank you so much for ur advice guyz, my warranty period is over, so i guess i can open it and clean up with the help of someone who knows how to do it.I have tried underclocking my gpu by 50mhz but still not much change in temp at load was noticed, I cant find a way to underclock my cpu (my laptop model is Asus K Series K43SA-VX040D),is there any windows application that i can use? I will be building a new pc for gaming soon, so i can use this laptop for my work. so performance decrease is not much of a problem.


I wouldn't worry about under clocking it too much. I would suggest though, checking the bios. Most bios have options, (I'm only really used to intel chips) where you can turn on power saving features like Halt C1E state, etc. If these options aren't already on, and I would be quite sure they are. It may help reduce the heat of the cpu. For example with C1E state on in the bios. when your computer is just idling, it dials the clock setting back by a third or so. So if you were running a 2.0ghz chip it might be clocked back to 1,4 or something. This is normal with all newer chips. And even ones as far back as 5 years. So if that's on, your chip will automatically clock itself up and down. and hopefully helping with the temps.
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May 7, 2013 12:10:39 PM

the guy opened my laptop, it was really dusty inside, cleaned up and re applied thermal paste..now idling at 50 and 80 on load..many thanks
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