View Full Version : Normal GPU temp

01-23-2012, 03:16 AM
I'm playing SWTOR on my G53SX-XA1. My GPU is running at 86c most of the time, and occasionally kicks up tot he low 90s when running flashpoints (dungeons). I do not live in a hot environment, the exhaust ports are not blocked, I have used compressed air to clean out the vent several times, my laptop sits on a flat surface.

Is this a normal temp?
Can someone else with a G53SX-XA1 chime in on this one?

I still have about a week to return this for a full refund.

01-23-2012, 04:08 AM
Hello Kerspoink, you can compare the temps. with mine....

When i run the Folding@Home Application (GPU & CPU), I get thease following temperatures (100% load) on my G74SX-BBK7:

CPU: ~76c (i7 2.00 GHz)
GPU: ~67c (GTX 560M)
MB: ~79c
HDD:~35c (2 Seagate HDDs)

While in Idle mode (nothing running), I get these Temperatures:

CPU: ~51c (i7 2.00 GHz)
GPU: ~43c (GTX 560M)
MB: ~53c
HDD:~31c (2 Seagate HDDs)

I can tell you this, my G74 has a huge exhaust in the back and the higher the temp, the higher the fan speeds... Does yours
change the fan seeds according to the temp too? I also remember reading somewhere on a forum (forgot which one), someone called ASUS and asked what are the safe temperature ranges. The person got a rely say that "Everything under 85c is OK". I can't confirm that this is 100% true, just that i read it somewhere...... Hope this helps...


01-23-2012, 04:50 AM
Sounds like you may need to blow the dust out of it.

01-23-2012, 05:15 AM
Sounds like you may need to blow the dust out of it.

well, as previously stated in my original post. I have already blown any and all dust out of the vents multiple times. I hate to try to fix a bigger issue with a cooling pad, but i don't think my gpu should be running around 86 normally.

Am i wrong?

01-23-2012, 06:03 AM
Are you talking Fahrenheit or Celcius temperatures? Please report your temps in Celcius. 86 C is way too hot for an idle temp (i.e.running no applications). If that is what you're getting, return the laptop. Running 86 C while gaming heavily is another matter.

What GPU are you running?

You'd think some other users running G53's could weigh in here with some of their temp info....

01-23-2012, 06:29 AM
86c is while gaming.

Idle it is ~45 - 50c

01-23-2012, 06:29 AM
86c is while gaming.

Idle it is ~45 - 50c.

and it is a GTX560m

01-23-2012, 06:47 AM
The idle seems normal to me. 86 C while gaming doesn't seem excessive to me. What do the rest of you out there think?

01-24-2012, 05:46 AM
86 while under heavy load shouldn't be unusual for the g53, as its cooling system isn't as strong as the g74's. so that sounds normal to me, but i don't have a g53. the idle temps are fine. so unless someone with a g53 thinks that is excessive, i think you're ok.

01-24-2012, 11:25 PM
After playing Battlefield 3 for a few hours my GPU usually runs around 75-77 degrees. 86 does seem a little excessive and I do have a G53. My GPU never runs above 78 degrees

01-25-2012, 02:35 AM
85 c is the highest i've ever got, and thats folding 3 threads + GPU at 100%.
and thats on the processor, gpu never hits above 65c with 20% oveclock.

i have K53SV, not gaming series.
im not sure about the G series but Sandy Bridge's Tjunction maxes out at 85c