I recently purchased this laptop (Asus M51Sn-X2 NoteBook) with
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300(2.40GHz)
15.4" Wide XGA
4GB Memory DDR2 667
250GB HDD 5400rpm
DVD Super Multi
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Anyway, the problem I think I am having is regarding the temperature of my CPU and GFX sitting and gaming
Right now, the program I am using to monitor my temps is PC Wizard 2008.
Sitting temperature for the CPU is low 50s C. Sitting temp for my GFX is low 60s C.
Now last night when I was gaming. After about an hour I figured I would check the temp of my system.
I dont remember specifically what my CPU Temp was, but my GFX had hit 90 C and even I knew that was high. Now when I got this laptop I also bought a cooling pad (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Prod...) and this was in use when I got that reading.
Any other suggestions on how to keep the temp down or is this really not a big deal?
That might be normal for that card. It IS a laptop after all, so the space is pretty cramped and built-in cooling will be lacking. I'd say that it's probably normal and you don't have much to worry about, but it's probably a good thing you got the cooling pad. If there's any dusty ports, fans, etc. then you could try giving those a blow with some canned air. Might help a bit.
I dont think there would be much dust or build up because I have only had this laptop for a week. I was just making sure my laptop was not about to melt down on me or anything. By the way I already have RivaTuner and it says that I dont have the right version for my graphics card (too new) but I downloaded the newest one i believe (2.09)
ok here is a pic after i alt tab out of a game for 1 second
I have this same laptop and have been having some issues with it as well. The first issue was overheating for sure, I didn't use software to get the temperature but the computer was shutting down at random times and felt hot to the touch. I fixed this by using canned air. Now, the last maybe 5 months I've had a problem with a random beeping that started with just a chirp once and a while until about a month ago, then it became a constant BEEEEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEP and my computer would freeze up until the beeping stopped. One day it beeped until it shut itself down and I had to mess around to even get it to boot windows. Finally I got it to boot, but now it goes through a different loading screen right when I turn the computer on, a black screen with white text and a big red "American Megatrends" logo in the upper right. It went about a month with no beeps but then the last couple days im gettin it again. I used Speccy to get some temperature reading when it had its constant long beeps, and got 74 degrees Celsius for the graphics card, 46 degrees for CPU, and 38 degrees for the hard drive. Unlugging my extra monitor brings the graphics card down to 68 degrees, but I'm not sure if these temperatures are too high or not. Any advice?