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Laptop reaching 100c when gaming

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February 29, 2012 11:27:33 AM

Hi!

I have this satellite laptop...

intel core i5-480m 2.67 ghz
3 gb ram
ati mobility hd 5470 512 mb

i've been playing games in my laptop for 7/8 months, and i'm unaware of my temperature... recently i download this hwmonitor, and when i see it, the temp reaching 100c when i play fifa 12..
i play few games like la noire (low i got 13-20 fps), saints row: the third ( med i got 30 fps), fifa 12 (med), mafia 2 (med), sims 3 (high) and just cause 2 (med) all games are playable... but the thing is it didnt even shutting down... and i'm als afraid that my gpu or cpu will melt... this things makes me afraid to play my games...
I'm a newbie so please be kind to explain to me what should i do now :( 

Thanks in advance!!
February 29, 2012 11:47:36 AM

100c seems rather excessive. I'd try a few other programs just in case its a faulty reading.

If your gaming on a laptop is generally a good idea to get a cooling mat. Its also worth giving the fans a quick spray of compressed air to clear any dust.
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February 29, 2012 11:54:28 AM

it'll throttle before it causes damage (unless there are any underlying issues like the nvidia poor joint issue that we are not aware of yet).

thats what laptops do.

check for a bios update, dell had one for the M1330 that tweaked the fan profile to stop it hitting those high temps.
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February 29, 2012 12:04:42 PM

joedastudd said:
100c seems rather excessive. I'd try a few other programs just in case its a faulty reading.

If your gaming on a laptop is generally a good idea to get a cooling mat. Its also worth giving the fans a quick spray of compressed air to clear any dust.



Ok i'll try compressed air.. How about mini vacuum cleaner for laptops?
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February 29, 2012 12:07:13 PM

13thmonkey said:
it'll throttle before it causes damage (unless there are any underlying issues like the nvidia poor joint issue that we are not aware of yet).

thats what laptops do.

check for a bios update, dell had one for the M1330 that tweaked the fan profile to stop it hitting those high temps.


When i'm watching movie, the temp is ranging from 52-65*c. Is it normal?
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a b D Laptop
February 29, 2012 12:13:52 PM

yes, its doing a reasonable amount of work.

you're using it on a hard surface or on your lap. the latter is bad news
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March 10, 2012 3:51:20 AM

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