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Overheat? AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~1.6GHz

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August 20, 2013 9:26:20 PM

hello!. I own a AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~1.6GHz notebook and i have noticed it is overheating. like, real hot over 100c 110c. My question is. Is this normal considering i am pushing my system while playing payday 2 on High settings? Any input on this matter will be very appreciated. is this normal and i need to lower my settings? is this not normal considering (in my humble opinion) that my system has been tested to take any game on APU high settings? Thank you!

Here are my specs:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/20/2013, 23:20:01
Machine name: BLOCH
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130708-1532)
Language: Spanish (Regional Setting: Spanish)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
System Model: 305V4A/305V5A/3415VA
BIOS: AMIBIOS Version 06QN.MI13.20121101.SKK
Processor: AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3564MB RAM
Page File: 1967MB used, 5158MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
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August 20, 2013 9:59:04 PM

What you have to understand is that lots of laptops have overheating problems. I had a laptop that overheated instantly when stressing it at all. Your problem isn't isolated. The OEMs try to skimp on cooling and then the CPUs throttle. The problem is there is nothing you can do. Once the CPU gets that high in temp, it lowers voltage and clock speed in order to not fry itself. When temps are lowered it stops throttling and the cycle happens again. I wish there was something I could say but there isn't. If you aren't getting massive frame drops though I recommend you just keep gaming at your current settings. Hope this helps.
August 20, 2013 10:04:02 PM

I was concerned it could get damaged. You think its safe no matter how hot it gets?

Thank you for your promt answer.
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August 20, 2013 10:10:59 PM

Bloch said:
I was concerned it could get damaged. You think its safe no matter how hot it gets?

Thank you for your promt answer.


I think so. Laptop CPUs can run much hotter then desktop ones and they have much better throttling. The laptop I mentioned that used to do that is still kicking and I got it back in 2010, almost exactly 3 years ago.
August 20, 2013 10:23:18 PM

You think a nice cooler master notebook cooler could help me take off some heat or is that useless ? Was thinking on buying the Cooler master Ergostand. Thank you.

btw. p.s it looks like you are graphic card-savy so i want to ask you. Is it safe to overclock this laptop through AMD overdrive even tho i have this heat issue?

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August 20, 2013 10:29:02 PM
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Bloch said:
You think a nice cooler master notebook cooler could help me take off some heat or is that useless ? Was thinking on buying the Cooler master Ergostand. Thank you.

btw. p.s it looks like you are graphic card-savy so i want to ask you. Is it safe to overclock this laptop through AMD overdrive even tho i have this heat issue?


It might help a little at most. The problem is that the CPU would probably go way past that temp limit if it could. Even if the cooler did manage to cooler the CPU more, the same problem would probably still exist. In any case it will probably have more an effect on the laptops temps, not CPU temps. As for OCing, I know your APU is capable of it, but I wouldn't recommend it. All that will happen is that, if you do, it will never actually reach the max speed under load. Officially you might have clocked it higher, but due to thermal constraints it could probably never run that high. If you do decide to try it, which I don't recommend because of the lack of performance gain, then whatever you do, do not touch voltages. Only touch multipliers. Voltage boosts will make your machine even hotter. What I would recommend is not OCing, but undervolting. By lowering voltages your PC will draw less power and will also run cooler. This could help with your problem! Hope this helps!
August 20, 2013 10:36:56 PM

Thank you very much ! I'll follow your suggestion.
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August 20, 2013 10:38:04 PM

Bloch said:
Thank you very much ! I'll follow your suggestion.


Best of luck! Hopefully it helps with your overheating problem.
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