SB i5-2450M overheat

Hi, I was just wondering, How hot are mobile Sandy Bridge cpu's supposed to get? on my laptop, it goes up to 90C when I use a cpu intensive program before it throttles down :(
The vents and fans are not obstructed or blocked, and it's quite new, don't think dust is a problem(yet)

Any tips?

Thanks :)
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  1. That is WAY too hot. Even desktop CPU's shouldn't get up that high!!!
    It's getting close to frying itself...

    If it's ONLY during CPU intensive applications, then maybe it's just a cooling design flaw in the laptop. I would keep an eye on it and get a cooling pad for it as well.
  2. ittimjones said:
    That is WAY too hot. Even desktop CPU's shouldn't get up that high!!!
    It's getting close to frying itself...

    If it's ONLY during CPU intensive applications, then maybe it's just a cooling design flaw in the laptop. I would keep an eye on it and get a cooling pad for it as well.


    Yeah, the problem is, my laptop runs distributed computing..... and the client?
    ...
    Prime95
    ...
    Yeah, I know... maybe I shouldn't do it :(

    it idles at 60C..
  3. Max temp for that CPU is 100c. Most laptops cut it very close to thermal specifications...

    reference:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/All-Core-i5-Models/943
  4. lafontma said:
    Max temp for that CPU is 100c. Most laptops cut it very close to thermal specifications...

    reference:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/All-Core-i5-Models/943

    Yeah, that's what CoreTemp said, max100C, but I don't want to get too close to that... :p
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