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Laptop Overheating?

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February 17, 2013 11:20:58 AM

Hey,

I recently bought a N46NZ (i5 3210, 8gb ram, geforce 650m ddr3).

Whilst I am very happy with it I am concerned at some heating issues whilst gaming.

I'm currently playing Assassins Creed 3, happyily on full gfx, but my CPU is leveling around high 80's in the 90's degrees celcius.

I haven't done any overclocking or playing with it, I can see the CPU's run at turbo frequency but can't find any settings to downclock it (bios or OS). I also use it raised on a hard surface.

Is this something I should be concerned with and take it back? Or pipe down and just buy a cooling pad?

Here's a ss of speedfan:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/albeal/8481143249/in/photo...

Thanks
Al

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a c 248 D Laptop
February 17, 2013 11:23:29 AM

Hi :) 

Modern laptops run hot when gaming.... ALL of them... buy a cooling pad if it worries you...

All the best Brett :) 
February 17, 2013 11:36:47 AM

just a little concerned if its reducing the laptops life. I see Ivy Bridge have a max of 105. I've had 96, which is a little close to comfort.

What kinda temps do other people hit?
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a c 248 D Laptop
February 17, 2013 12:12:28 PM

Alb44 said:
just a little concerned if its reducing the laptops life. I see Ivy Bridge have a max of 105. I've had 96, which is a little close to comfort.

What kinda temps do other people hit?



Hi :) 

Most... between 80 to 95 when gaming... lappies don't have the spare air space for great cooling...as you noticed lol...

Cooling pad WILL help and its about the only option that will help...

All the best Brett :) 
February 17, 2013 4:32:36 PM

cheers Brett, guess im off to the computer shop!
February 17, 2013 6:57:53 PM

Other option which may drop the temp a bit is better thermal paste on the cpu, remove the old paste an apply some good paste. And while your in there clean out the laptop. Cooling pad may not be required just raise up the laptop so the fan can freely suck in air.
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