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July 31, 2014 11:23:57 PM

Today while doing some light gaming on my laptop (i7 3632QM, HD4000, 8GB Ram, Windows 7 Pro) I noticed the area around the CPU was hot. I downloaded a cpu temperature monitor. It said my CPU was 80-75C, and 3 of 4 cores had 75% load on them. I figured that this was about normal, but just to confirm this I looked it up and the results agreed with my assumption. So then I fired up Prime95. After 30 seconds all 4 cores were topping high 90s-100C. After about three minutes system crash. I had previously opened up the laptop and reapplied thermal paste and dusted should I do this again? Or is this normal?

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July 31, 2014 11:41:58 PM

Prime95 is also quite a bit more intensive than your usual applications, but still, your CPU should throttle before it crash due to overheating.

I'd try to reapply the thermal paste and clean the fan(s) to see if you can improve your temps. You could also try raising the back of the notebook (by putting something under it) by a few centimeters to improve the airflow.

However, many laptops have insufficient cooling, so it might be "normal" for this model.
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August 1, 2014 12:45:28 AM

amcneil98 said:
Today while doing some light gaming on my laptop (i7 3632QM, HD4000, 8GB Ram, Windows 7 Pro) I noticed the area around the CPU was hot. I downloaded a cpu temperature monitor. It said my CPU was 80-75C, and 3 of 4 cores had 75% load on them. I figured that this was about normal, but just to confirm this I looked it up and the results agreed with my assumption. So then I fired up Prime95. After 30 seconds all 4 cores were topping high 90s-100C. After about three minutes system crash. I had previously opened up the laptop and reapplied thermal paste and dusted should I do this again? Or is this normal?


Hello,

The high-quality thermal compound don't need to be changed often (what kind of paste did you use?).

I would go for a cooling pad, that will definitely help (you just have to pick the right one, depending of your laptop's venting holes) .
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August 1, 2014 9:29:06 AM

Cristi72 said:
amcneil98 said:
Today while doing some light gaming on my laptop (i7 3632QM, HD4000, 8GB Ram, Windows 7 Pro) I noticed the area around the CPU was hot. I downloaded a cpu temperature monitor. It said my CPU was 80-75C, and 3 of 4 cores had 75% load on them. I figured that this was about normal, but just to confirm this I looked it up and the results agreed with my assumption. So then I fired up Prime95. After 30 seconds all 4 cores were topping high 90s-100C. After about three minutes system crash. I had previously opened up the laptop and reapplied thermal paste and dusted should I do this again? Or is this normal?


Hello,

The high-quality thermal compound don't need to be changed often (what kind of paste did you use?).

I would go for a cooling pad, that will definitely help (you just have to pick the right one, depending of your laptop's venting holes) .


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August 1, 2014 9:41:11 AM

I had a Ivy Bridge I3 3217U INTEL HD 4000 Graphics. 60-75c is about the gaming temperature your get but after a while it can shoot up to 80c depending on your room temperature.

This is a Ivy Bridge/Haswell fault. I've seen numerous people on line complain about I7's.

Best advice I can give is:

1. Don't skimp on Thermal Paste price. Use the best.
2. Get a USB Port replicator so all your accessories are powered else where.
3. External screen = temperature increase. Especially if its in a higher resolution. Use your native.
4. Get a cooling pad.
5. Get a usb laptop hoover. Clean your machine regular.
6. Try and down-clock your I7 by putting it into power saving mode or putting the multipliers down.
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