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    I noticed when I play games my laptop gets uncomfortably hot around the left of the track pad. I checked the temperatures using a program and seem to get an average temperature of 90 degrees on both the processor and motherboard. Is this too high? Can I reduce the temperature somehow?
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    I noticed when I play games my laptop gets uncomfortably hot around the left of the track pad. I checked the temperatures using a program and seem to get an average temperature of 90 degrees on both the processor and motherboard. Is this too high? Can I reduce the temperature somehow?
    Well it's not too far off the temperature where your laptop shuts down, but that's normal for a laptop, especially when your gaming, as the heat is also coming from the graphics card on board.

    It's all to do with ventilation, maybe get a stand to allow heat out on the bottom or a cooling pad.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    I noticed when I play games my laptop gets uncomfortably hot around the left of the track pad. I checked the temperatures using a program and seem to get an average temperature of 90 degrees on both the processor and motherboard. Is this too high? Can I reduce the temperature somehow?
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    Well it's not too far off the temperature where your laptop shuts down, but that's normal for a laptop, especially when your gaming, as the heat is also coming from the graphics card on board.

    It's all to do with ventilation, maybe get a stand to allow heat out on the bottom or a cooling pad.
    90 Degrees Centigrade is still much too high for a laptop CPU. I have no idea where you got that rubbish from.

    Your possible options:

    1. Cooling pad.
    2. Take the back cover off, and use it ONLY on a stand with the back cover off.
    3. Dust it out, compressed air.
    4. Replace the thermal paste on your CPU. (Hardest out of them all, only do if you know what you are doing.)
    5. Lower the ambient temperature. Surprisingly, it does make a small difference.

    The more options you complete, the cooler. Simple.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Well it's not too far off the temperature where your laptop shuts down, but that's normal for a laptop, especially when your gaming, as the heat is also coming from the graphics card on board.

    It's all to do with ventilation, maybe get a stand to allow heat out on the bottom or a cooling pad.
    No it isn't. You really don't want temperatures above 70.
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    (Original post by Sgt.Incontro)
    90 Degrees Centigrade is still much too high for a laptop CPU. I have no idea where you got that rubbish from.

    Your possible options:

    1. Cooling pad.
    2. Take the back cover off, and use it ONLY on a stand with the back cover off.
    3. Dust it out, compressed air.
    4. Replace the thermal paste on your CPU. (Hardest out of them all, only do if you know what you are doing.)
    5. Lower the ambient temperature. Surprisingly, it does make a small difference.

    The more options you complete, the cooler. Simple.
    Definitely normal considering if its quite a few months old and is extensively, the heat does build up underneath the laptop.

    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    No it isn't. You really don't want temperatures above 70.
    "especially when your gaming"

    plus sensors don't exactly give the best readings on motherboards and can be off quite a bit, hence the 90


    Plus sgt advice is pretty good, though it's actually quite hard to change the thermal paste on a laptop, there are a few guides on-line and getting good branded paste can increase performance cos of the better heat dissipation.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Definitely normal considering if its quite a few months old and is extensively, the heat does build up underneath the laptop.



    "especially when your gaming"

    plus sensors don't exactly give the best readings on motherboards and can be off quite a bit, hence the 90
    Wow, you really don't know much.

    CPU's temperature readings are almost ALWAYS correct to a WORST case scenario of +/- 5 degrees centigrade. And they are much, much more accurate at higher temperatures, even more so at blistering temperatures of 90C. It is the way they are designed.

    Quite a lot of CPU's start throttling around at 90C. If you think these temperatures are acceptable, you must get your head checked. Even if you don't burn out your system, it will shorten its lifespan by a VERY long way.
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    (Original post by Sgt.Incontro)
    Wow, you really don't know much.

    CPU's temperature readings are almost ALWAYS correct to a WORST case scenario of +/- 5 degrees centigrade. And they are much, much more accurate at higher temperatures, even more so at blistering temperatures of 90C. It is the way they are designed.

    Quite a lot of CPU's start throttling around at 90C. If you think these temperatures are acceptable, you must get your head checked. Even if you don't burn out your system, it will shorten its lifespan by a VERY long way.
    There not always almost correct, I recall the sensors can be off as much 10 degrees in some cases....and thats on desktops which usually come with the better motherboards, so expect laptops to slightly worse.

    Plus having a laptop on a table,etc does increase temperatures especially over a pro-longed amount of time because quite a bit of the heat isn't really being ventilated properly.

    Most laptop systems have higher cut off points around 100 degree, so under would allow it to continue operating......it's not ideal, but a laptop would reach the top temp under a short time if it's already going at that eventually in poor ventilated place.

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