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mikezzz2012
07-11-2012, 07:51 AM
I bought a new asusG53sx at bestbuy last June 28 2012 and I noticed that while I was running a light game like Flight Simulator X(this has very old and low requirements btw unlike battlefield 3), I noticed that after 15 mins of playing that game, the bottom part or under the laptop where there are tiny holes or is that a vent or exhaust gets hot, I mean really hot. Is that normal? I heard Asus had really good cooling system but I'm starting to doubt that now. Can anyone offer some advise please? Thanks !

xeromist
07-11-2012, 03:22 PM
You can check both your CPU and GPU temp with something like Speccy. It doesn't matter how hot the heatsink gets as long as the chips are cool.

mikezzz2012
07-11-2012, 03:43 PM
xeromist what is Speccy and where can I find it?

xeromist
07-11-2012, 06:04 PM
It's a system information tool.

Where can you find it?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Speccy

mikezzz2012
07-12-2012, 04:34 AM
Thanks...SHould I get the home or business edition? or is free version enough?

mikezzz2012
07-12-2012, 08:46 AM
its okay I got the free version thanks!

mikezzz2012
07-12-2012, 08:49 AM
@xeromist I took your advise and got speccy and heres what it showed

So here is the temperature BEFORE gaming (after startup)

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 2670QM @ 2.20GHz 46 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. G53SX (CPU 1) 44 C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
2047MB GeForce GTX 560M (ASUStek Computer Inc) 47 C
Hard Drives
699GB Seagate ST9750420AS (SATA) 44 C
Optical Drives
Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Now these are the temperature AFTER 30 minutes of playing LORD of the Rings Battle for middle earth 2, a 6 year old RTS game

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 2670QM @ 2.20GHz 62 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. G53SX (CPU 1) 61 C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
2047MB GeForce GTX 560M (ASUStek Computer Inc) 56 C
Hard Drives
699GB Seagate ST9750420AS (SATA) 43 C
Optical Drives
Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


IS THIS NORMAL? Im worried because the bottom part or under my laptop gets really hot after, and Im more worried of this gets hot with a 6 year old game, what about more demanding games like Battlefield 3 or CODMW3?

PS I dont know if this information will be of any help, but heres the recommended system requirements of the game I just played (Lord of the rings)

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=287&game=The%20Lord%20of%20the%20Rings:%20Battle%20for %20Middle%20Earth%20II

Zygomorphic
07-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Those temps, especially the GPU, are what you would expect. Maybe the CPU is a little warm, but the GPU is beautiful. To be honest, my Seagate drive has exactly the same temps, so nothing to worry about there. The warmth is due to the CPU, 62 C = 144 F. 56 C = 132 F. Yes, that will make the notebook hot, but the system temps are not dangerous. The thermal shutoff for Intel CPUs is 100 C = 212 F. nVidia GPUs, I believe, are about the same. Hope this helps!

xeromist
07-12-2012, 03:19 PM
Temps look good. And the age of the game doesn't really matter, especially with the CPU. I've seen old DOS games that could max CPU usage because they were running a process constantly on a loop as fast as possible, even though it wasn't actually doing anything most of the time. That's a pretty extreme example but you get the point.

Zygomorphic
07-12-2012, 07:31 PM
Temps look good. And the age of the game doesn't really matter, especially with the CPU. I've seen old DOS games that could max CPU usage because they were running a process constantly on a loop as fast as possible, even though it wasn't actually doing anything most of the time. That's a pretty extreme example but you get the point.

Very true! Back in that day, the CPUs were so slow that you could not sometimes afford a frame-limiter. :) Times have changed, though.

mikezzz2012
07-13-2012, 02:44 AM
@xeromist and ztgomorphic thank you very much I really appreciate you help guys!

Zygomorphic
07-13-2012, 10:13 AM
@xeromist and ztgomorphic thank you very much I really appreciate you help guys!

Glad to help! That's what we're here for...and having fun too. :)