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Hello all!
I've looked around a bit and can't really find answers to my specific questions anywhere so I decided to just make a post. I recently just purchased an ASUS gaming laptop. It has an i7 2630QM CPU and an nVidia 460M 1GB mobile video card/chip. I've had it for a month or so and it works great, no problems or anything, but today I became curious as to just how hot it's running (as some more graphically intense games make the internal fans more audible and I wondered if that was bad) so I installed SpeedFan to check it out. Right now my CPU (all cores) and GPU idle at about 50C and under load go to 70-80c.... this seems kind of high even for a laptop... is there any cause for concern? Should I look into buying a laptop cooler? If so, any recommendations? Any other tips or advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!

~SQ
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  1. After letting the laptop sit for a while longer completely idle, and lowering the temp in the room the laptop is in, the idle temps are now 42-47c for GPU and 40-45c for CPU(s). Just thought I'd put that up... will test the temp under load w/ lower ambient temp now.
  2. OK so under load it looks like my GPU reaches up to 85c under load! My CPU however levels off at 60-65c. It seems like my GPU temp is really, really high then again I know mobile versions of things are made to run a bit hotter...
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    Hello SpoiledQueen;

    Idle temps @ 40-50C look high but are probably the result of a 'quite profile' to keep the fan noise low. And those temps are OK, well within design limits.

    Load temps:
    CPU: 60-65C is reasonable and well within the spec for that CPU.
    GPU: 85C under load is also looking 'normal'.

    I think you're good to go.
  4. From Nvidia forums: GeForce GTX 460M on ASUS G73SW-3DE...Idle temps?
    mentions 65C CPU and 85C GPU under load as being normal.

    As long as you don't block the intake or exhaust vents (like placing the notebook on a soft surface) you can probably hold off getting a laptop cooler till have run your usual gaming workload in the usual places. If you're staying pretty close to the 65/85 mark you can skip the cooler.

    HWInfo32 will let you monitor the highest temps during an operating session.
  5. Thank you soooo much WR2! I appreciate your feedback, I swear I looked at the nVidia forum for like 30 min and didn't find anything on my particular card =/ maybe I put a typo in the search... anyway I really appreciate your answers they took a load off my mind. I think I'm going to invest in a cheap laptop cooler anyway, just to see if I can't bring the temps down a little bit for the heck of it.

    Thanks again!

    ~SQ
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  7. WR2 said:
    Hello SpoiledQueen;

    Idle temps @ 40-50C look high but are probably the result of a 'quite profile' to keep the fan noise low. And those temps are OK, well within design limits.

    Load temps:
    CPU: 60-65C is reasonable and well within the spec for that CPU.
    GPU: 85C under load is also looking 'normal'.

    I think you're good to go.


    How would I disable this "quiet* profile" you speak of? lol :)
  8. The first place I'd look would be the BIOS.
    And the Asus models usually have custom apps to manage system functions, including fan speeds. A different fan profile would be a bit louder but would kick in earlier to keep idle temps down.
    I would prefer to have the laptop quieter, longer, as long as the temps are in the moderate range like your idle temps.

    I know there are more than a few Asus 'Owners Lounge' type forum threads here and there. You might want to look for one and see what other Asus owners are doing to manage their notebooks.
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