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Lazer77
07-08-2012, 09:05 PM
I have noticed that lately my G74-SX has been running abnormally hot during games which are not too demanding, like Diablo 3. For example just as an experiment now, I was looking at the auction house (does not involve anything intensive at all, no gameplay at all), and it was running at about 54-55. Is this normal but I just didn't notice until now? Or am I looking at an upcoming problem?

Thanks guys!

EDIT: The gameplay itself runs at about 59-60.

Cat
07-08-2012, 09:52 PM
That's a lot cooler than mine is running at. Of course, I run D3 maxed, which perhaps you don't.

But then again, mine has been idling rather hot too...

Lazer77
07-09-2012, 01:54 PM
That's a lot cooler than mine is running at. Of course, I run D3 maxed, which perhaps you don't.

But then again, mine has been idling rather hot too...

Interesting, I maybe never noticed. I always feel the laptop get really hot in the little patch above the arrow keys. It had me worried a bit.

VietViking
07-09-2012, 02:14 PM
Completely normal, or actually your running cooler than average. I am usually at 64-65 when I'm gaming on Battlefield 3.

xeromist
07-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Some games (notably Starcraft II) have taxed a GPU harder in menus and non-3D screens than anywhere else. How hard your system is working isn't always a function of how much you see going on. But in your case your temps are fine so I wouldn't worry.

380mcn
07-11-2012, 07:37 PM
Team Fortress 2 - 70C
Max Payne 3 takes it to 75 - 78C. Your system is fine!

n3tninja
07-13-2012, 06:32 AM
Excuse me, 'Diablo3 ' simple game ? Since when....

Peregrine
07-13-2012, 08:43 PM
THat's what I was going to say. D3 is not a simple game by any means.

scuk1nho
07-15-2012, 08:48 AM
Lol what a temps... Mine G74SX is only 1 month old and sometimes it can hit 80 C :D

Lazer77
07-16-2012, 12:48 AM
I think I am just concerned because it physically gets hot. Especially in that little open patch above the arrow keys, like its very hot to the touch. Its my first REAL gaming laptop so maybe I'm just not used to the heat. Dirt Showdown runs at about 60-65, and its very hot above the arrow keys.