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CPU Temp: CPU reaching 90C (200F) At minimal load!

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September 15, 2013 1:33:50 PM

Im not sure if this is healthy for my cpu... I have an I7 2630QM... I am seeing very high temps under low load... Should I be worried?
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September 15, 2013 1:38:32 PM

It is not. Check to see that the CPU fan is spinning, but don't let it stay so hot for too long.

What brand/model computer?
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September 15, 2013 1:43:53 PM

how old, if it is under warranty then use it.
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September 15, 2013 8:35:52 PM
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It is not safe.

Try to clean out the dust that is blocking the laptop's intake and exhaust vents.

It could also mean the thermal paste used has more or less dried up and turned to powder. This actually happened to me once with the thermal paste that came with my Tuniq Tower (LGA 775). I believe they called it TX-1. Replacing the thermal paste more or less means you need to dismantle your laptop.

If you are scared to do so and your laptop is no longer under warranty (which I believe is the case), then you need to bring it to a repair shop and have them do it for you. I imagine this will be somewhat expensive though. While thermal paste is not very expensive, you need to pay someone to take apart the laptop apply the thermal paste and put it all back together. So whatever price they charge you is mostly going to for the cost of labor.
September 16, 2013 3:31:46 PM

jaguarskx said:
It is not safe.

Try to clean out the dust that is blocking the laptop's intake and exhaust vents.

It could also mean the thermal paste used has more or less dried up and turned to powder. This actually happened to me once with the thermal paste that came with my Tuniq Tower (LGA 775). I believe they called it TX-1. Replacing the thermal paste more or less means you need to dismantle your laptop.

If you are scared to do so and your laptop is no longer under warranty (which I believe is the case), then you need to bring it to a repair shop and have them do it for you. I imagine this will be somewhat expensive though. While thermal paste is not very expensive, you need to pay someone to take apart the laptop apply the thermal paste and put it all back together. So whatever price they charge you is mostly going to for the cost of labor.


Thx... I hate an Asus A73SV (intel) btw... Core Temp says the TJ Max is around 100C but I dont think it actually is, judging that is very hot... I recently did hear my fan start making some clicking noise, but it is still turning... Ill be happy to repair any (minor) things but I dont want to completely dismantle my pc... If I cant fix it, ill just try to not load it much... I am already getting a new pc soon...
September 16, 2013 3:37:04 PM

Btw atm as i'm typing this, with nothing but chrome open, and under 10% load, I am reaching ~60-70C... (CoreTemp readings)
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September 16, 2013 3:43:34 PM

You should really clean it out at the very least.
and taking a laptop apart is not that difficult honestly.
quite easy to do.
September 16, 2013 8:32:41 PM

-Update-

I (somewhat) took apart the pc... Cleaned the fan etc... (Which didnt have much dust on it in the first place) The CPU/GPU are on the underside of the mobo, so Ill have to take the mobo completely out... Imma see if what i have done will many any difference ( tho i dont expect it to) and tomorrow if the high temps continue, ill look at the cpu/thermal compound... Thx for the help guys...
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