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Elmomick
09-15-2012, 11:58 PM
I just noticed while gaming that my CPU had a 98 C peak. So I tought that I needed some information.

My first important question is; How high is the max temp on the CPU/Graphics cards?
Also how far can I go with cleaning, I don't want to throw away my warranty.
And yeah.. Help? I dont want to fry my laptop. They're pretty expensive.

kr,
Mick

Zygomorphic
09-16-2012, 12:04 AM
100 C is shut-down usually. That, or 110 C. Disassembling the laptop to clean it voids the warranty. However, blowing canned air through the fans - while holding them still! - is fine. If you don't stop the fans from spinning, you can destroy them by spinning the motors too fast. Stick a paper-clip into the fan blades or something like that before you blow the canned air through.

Elmomick
09-16-2012, 12:09 AM
100 C is shut-down usually. That, or 110 C. Disassembling the laptop to clean it voids the warranty. However, blowing canned air through the fans - while holding them still! - is fine. If you don't stop the fans from spinning, you can destroy them by spinning the motors too fast. Stick a paper-clip into the fan blades or something like that before you blow the canned air through.

Ok. Well I've been using this laptop for I think a year now and Is it possible that the thermal paste needs replacing? Also a month ago I went trough the pc (Batterytray , And that other lid) with canned air.. Also cleaned the holes underneath the screen with a small brush. It might be possible that my canned air isnt that great. (not topic related; Any suggestions for the amount of pressure for a compressor, to clean it?)

Zygomorphic
09-16-2012, 12:16 AM
Pressure from air compressor - 0 PSI. Do not use one! They spray micro-fine droplets of oil which can wreck havoc with your computer. If you have blown it out with canned air, try a repasting job. Good quality TIM (thermal interface material) is pretty cheap for the amount that you need. Arctic brand is good from what I have heard.

Elmomick
09-16-2012, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the warning.. Also I have a seperate fan blowing on my laptop since the space between the keyboard and numpad was getting quite hot. Now im not doing much and according to Game Booster 3 my CPU is on 60C and Graphics card is on 45-50 C

Zygomorphic
09-16-2012, 12:59 AM
GFX Card temps look good. CPU looks pretty high. My GPU sits around 46-50 C idle in LINUX without a chill pad.

Elmomick
09-16-2012, 01:04 AM
GFX Card temps look good. CPU looks pretty high. My GPU sits around 46-50 C idle in LINUX without a chill pad.

Any tips on lowering the temperatures? Could it be dust or thermal paste maybe?

Sorry im kind of a dummy when it comes to pc related magic.

Zygomorphic
09-16-2012, 01:22 AM
I think a repasting job may be in order.

dstrakele
09-16-2012, 01:33 AM
What is your ambient room temperature?

What are your idle temperatures (no applications running)?

Elmomick
09-16-2012, 12:07 PM
CPU 40-50 C VideoCard 33C Steady.. Some how?. Harddisk 28-32 C ( Just cleaned it with vauum and my left over air cans.)

My room is about 21-23 C and livings room mostly 21 C

dstrakele
09-16-2012, 12:22 PM
That looks normal to me. I don't see a repaste improving your temps.

Zygomorphic
09-16-2012, 06:54 PM
CPU 40-50 C VideoCard 33C Steady.. Some how?. Harddisk 28-32 C ( Just cleaned it with vauum and my left over air cans.)

My room is about 21-23 C and livings room mostly 21 C

That seems fine to me as well. The 98 C was an issue. Those are powerful components in that computer.

380mcn
09-18-2012, 09:31 AM
My g74 achieves 78C (173F) (package) after 3hrs of TF2 gameplay, i'm having 28C indoors (83F).