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How hot should my Laptop (CPU and GPU) be?

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December 27, 2011 10:13:31 PM

Hello all!

I just got a Dell Latitude E6400 for Christmas and was wondering what the max temps for things are. I'm up to 130 F on my CPU and 155 F on the GPU. I have a:
Intel Core 2 (Centriono) T9600
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M

How hot should I be? Am I already too hot?

EDIT: I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section. I'm not really sure where I should put it...

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December 27, 2011 10:34:05 PM

155F is "(155-32)/1.8" or 68C which is a bit warm though still safe (but marginally). If I recall, laptops are designed to tolerate higher temps than desktops. I don't recall the thresholds for laptops but desktops start having issues above 72C. You're close, but still okay.

Edit: forgot quote and summarized.