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    G74x Overheating?

    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.

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    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.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
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    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    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?)

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    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.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    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

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    GFX Card temps look good. CPU looks pretty high. My GPU sits around 46-50 C idle in LINUX without a chill pad.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    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.

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    I think a repasting job may be in order.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    What is your ambient room temperature?

    What are your idle temperatures (no applications running)?
    G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

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    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

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