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June 26, 2013 5:42:11 AM

Just purchased a new laptop, An Acer V3 571g - The specs seemed and are really great for the price. I can't really fault this laptop in any way, I'm pretty much in love with it, even though the specs seem average, it's a real step up from my old laptop.

The problem persists with the temperatures i'm getting from the CPU. It has an i5 3210m - 2.5ghz (Turbo Boost to 3.1ghz) and a Nvidia Gt 630m GPU (Which runs with optimus meaning I can switch usage to the integrated Intel HD 4000 when not running games etc). I believe I get 40-50 degrees idle CPU temps, but on high performance setting, and running a game such as Blacklight Retribution, I can hit up to 85 degrees. Even on the balanced power setting. Prime 95 stress test gave me at max about 79 degrees.

The worst of it all is, I do have a cooling pad (U3 Notepal), a very good one which lets me position the fans anywhere along the bottom to match the vents on the laptop. These temperatures were recorded while the cooling fans were at full blast. I'm just worried, I'm an avid gamer, all I pretty much do on my laptop really. The CPU's TJunction Temp is 105 degrees, whether that is useful to anybody, then great, but as to me it just means if I reach that number, my laptop is well and truly screwed.

To confirm, the CPU does not throttle down, no crashes occur, and to be honest you wouldn't be able to see a problem with it until having recorded the temps like I've done. (Using CoreTemp). There is no dust build up (about a week old), or any other processes running (Clean install of Windows 7 Home professional x64) so I can't think of anything to be at fault for that high temp of 85 degrees except for the CPU/Heatsink itself. Having searched as much as I have, I can't come to a conclusion that the temperature is indeed very bad, or normal for my laptop. Too many mixed reviews, hence why I'm asking here to get my own feedback as I can still get a refund for my laptop (am in no mood to send it in to be checked and then fixed, as that might take a decade). I'd really really appreciate any advice, and I'd like to say thanks on beforehand for taking the time to read this in the first place.
July 10, 2013 4:13:55 PM

make sure the cooling vents are not blocked or must be cleared from any solid or fabric metarials..thats one thing about your problem i guess..
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July 10, 2013 4:18:53 PM

That's normal for a laptop. Since all the components are extremely cramped inside a laptop, it gets pretty hot in there.
Laptop processors are made to withstand heat better and the processor has a max of around 100c.
I would expect most laptops to get into the 80-90c range when playing a game or stress testing.
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July 10, 2013 6:22:08 PM

It's normal temps for a laptop unfortunately.

I recommend you turn off Turbo Boost (TB) so that the CPU does not automatically overclock itself. I'm guessing doing so will drop your temps to a max of 78C - 80C when playing games. You can turn off TB by going into the Advanced Power Options of any power profile and scroll down until you see something like Processor Performance. Change it from the default setting of 100% to 99%.
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July 10, 2013 10:25:14 PM

Laptops have very limited BIOS options especially brandnamed one's. It would be a waste of time to Google above undervolting a laptop.
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July 17, 2013 6:03:49 PM

RMClock seems pretty antiquated.

http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml

The is no support for the Core i3/i5/i7 generation CPUs. There no support for Phenom or more recent FX CPUs from AMD. Yes, it does list "FX" CPUs, but that refers to the Althon FX series which predates the Phenom generation CPUs.

http://www.softsea.com/review/K10Stat.html

K10Stat is only for AMD CPUs, and it seems the last officially supported CPU series is the Phenom II generation.
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December 23, 2013 10:12:28 PM

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December 24, 2013 4:22:48 PM

Munir3600 said:
Just purchased a new laptop, An Acer V3 571g - The specs seemed and are really great for the price. I can't really fault this laptop in any way, I'm pretty much in love with it, even though the specs seem average, it's a real step up from my old laptop.

The problem persists with the temperatures i'm getting from the CPU. It has an i5 3210m - 2.5ghz (Turbo Boost to 3.1ghz) and a Nvidia Gt 630m GPU (Which runs with optimus meaning I can switch usage to the integrated Intel HD 4000 when not running games etc). I believe I get 40-50 degrees idle CPU temps, but on high performance setting, and running a game such as Blacklight Retribution, I can hit up to 85 degrees. Even on the balanced power setting. Prime 95 stress test gave me at max about 79 degrees.

The worst of it all is, I do have a cooling pad (U3 Notepal), a very good one which lets me position the fans anywhere along the bottom to match the vents on the laptop. These temperatures were recorded while the cooling fans were at full blast. I'm just worried, I'm an avid gamer, all I pretty much do on my laptop really. The CPU's TJunction Temp is 105 degrees, whether that is useful to anybody, then great, but as to me it just means if I reach that number, my laptop is well and truly screwed.

To confirm, the CPU does not throttle down, no crashes occur, and to be honest you wouldn't be able to see a problem with it until having recorded the temps like I've done. (Using CoreTemp). There is no dust build up (about a week old), or any other processes running (Clean install of Windows 7 Home professional x64) so I can't think of anything to be at fault for that high temp of 85 degrees except for the CPU/Heatsink itself. Having searched as much as I have, I can't come to a conclusion that the temperature is indeed very bad, or normal for my laptop. Too many mixed reviews, hence why I'm asking here to get my own feedback as I can still get a refund for my laptop (am in no mood to send it in to be checked and then fixed, as that might take a decade). I'd really really appreciate any advice, and I'd like to say thanks on beforehand for taking the time to read this in the first place.



cpu isnt to bad temp tjunction is max temp it can go without screwing damage

85 is very hot for gaming and 79 on prime is good to me as this pushes the laptop hard

my cpu is old but runs less hot while doing various tasks round 50-60. at most max 70c if im pushing it hard.

usually its not the heatsink inside yours probly has 1 copper pipe and plate for gpu and 2 copper pipe for cpu 1 is same for cpu and gpu fan is fairly small.

anyway usually its just bad paste the stuff that goes into laptops is like standard paste they use in the stuff the use in intel and amds stock heatsinks for pcs if reall concerned and want to break the warrenty open it up and clean of the cpu and gpu and apply mx4 paste that will knock the temps down by least 10c
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