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Windows 7: Is my computer to hot? (Screenshot)


06 Sep 2012   #1

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Is my computer to hot? (Screenshot)

Hello W7F friends!

I have a question for you this morning!

I own a Pavilion Dv7 HP Notebook, Intel Core i5 M460 @ 2.53 GHz, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370, 6GB ram running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit.

I do play games on my laptop and have noticed that after a few hours of playing my laptop can get really hot. I took a screenshot of my computers temperature as soon as I got done playing for a few hours and here is what I saw.




Based on the image provided,.. do you believe my computer temperature is to high? Keep in mind that those temp's could rise while I'm playing a game. Thank you for any on formation you could provide! Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, I'm a newbie to the forums.

BlankZ



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06 Sep 2012   #2

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Are the temperatures when playing games?

Here's some information about your processer: http://ark.intel.com/products/50179/...Cache-2_53-GHz)

The TJ Max (Thermal Junction) is 105'C, which is the highest temperature your CPU will run at, until it starts displaying warning messages and desperately trying to cool your CPU.

Install CoreTemp: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

This program will monitor your CPU's temperature and it's TJ.Max

Hope this helps,

Harry
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06 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Are the temperatures when playing games?

Here's some information about your processer: ARK | Intel® Core)

The TJ Max (Thermal Junction) is 105'C, which is the highest temperature your CPU will run at, until it starts displaying warning messages and desperately trying to cool your CPU.

Install CoreTemp: Core Temp

This program will monitor your CPU's temperature and it's TJ.Max

Hope this helps,

Harry
Thanks for the quick reply x Blue Robot.

Good information that you provided I bookmarked it for future use. I have to say that unfortunately the temperature above is the temperature exactly a minute or two after closing my game down after 3 hours of playing.

I still felt like it was too hot after I shut down the game.. that's the reason why I'm asking. I know my computer has never displayed any warning messages, I sure hope I don't get to that point. So is my temperature normal typically after 3 hours playing for my laptop? I bought my computer new around March 2011.....
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06 Sep 2012   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The temps in your snip are fine. In fact fairly cool for a lappy.
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06 Sep 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlankZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Are the temperatures when playing games?

Here's some information about your processer: ARK | Intel® Core)

The TJ Max (Thermal Junction) is 105'C, which is the highest temperature your CPU will run at, until it starts displaying warning messages and desperately trying to cool your CPU.

Install CoreTemp: Core Temp

This program will monitor your CPU's temperature and it's TJ.Max

Hope this helps,

Harry
Thanks for the quick reply x Blue Robot.

Good information that you provided I bookmarked it for future use. I have to say that unfortunately the temperature above is the temperature exactly a minute or two after closing my game down after 3 hours of playing.

I still felt like it was too hot after I shut down the game.. that's the reason why I'm asking. I know my computer has never displayed any warning messages, I sure hope I don't get to that point. So is my temperature normal typically after 3 hours playing for my laptop? I bought my computer new around March 2011.....
You could purchase a cooling pad from a PC retailer, and just in case you do, don't have your battery charging while playing games, it generates extra heat from putting strain on the battery whilst charging (:
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06 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The temps in your snip are fine. In fact fairly cool for a lappy.

Phew! That is some good news. I will be back later on today after I take a screenshot of my temperature after a little while of playing. I'm still a bit weary about this whole thing.. I want to be on the safe side.

Thanks again! Sure am happy with this piece of technology.. LOVE IT!
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06 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlankZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Are the temperatures when playing games?

Here's some information about your processer: ARK | Intel® Core)

The TJ Max (Thermal Junction) is 105'C, which is the highest temperature your CPU will run at, until it starts displaying warning messages and desperately trying to cool your CPU.

Install CoreTemp: Core Temp

This program will monitor your CPU's temperature and it's TJ.Max

Hope this helps,

Harry
Thanks for the quick reply x Blue Robot.

Good information that you provided I bookmarked it for future use. I have to say that unfortunately the temperature above is the temperature exactly a minute or two after closing my game down after 3 hours of playing.

I still felt like it was too hot after I shut down the game.. that's the reason why I'm asking. I know my computer has never displayed any warning messages, I sure hope I don't get to that point. So is my temperature normal typically after 3 hours playing for my laptop? I bought my computer new around March 2011.....
You could purchase a cooling pad from a PC retailer, and just in case you do, don't have your battery charging while playing games, it generates extra heat from putting strain on the battery whilst charging (:

I was going to buy one, but I feel weird about connecting hardware device via usb while playing and charging my computer. Thing is my computer is not exactly on the "high high" end.. so when I'm playing & I don't have my charger connected my computer isn't exactly performing at it's best.

I want a cooling pad, but one that connects via socket. Any suggestions?

BlankZ
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06 Sep 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

You can remove the battery and then just have the charger plugged into the laptop, which is what I do (:

For the cooling pad, another forum suggested purchasing a USB to AC Adapter, but also you can purchase cooling mats which contain special crystals which in turn absorb the heat from the laptop; here's the forum:

Non-USB powered laptop cooling pad? - Super User
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06 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Here's an updated screenshot...

After playing for about 20 minutes. I'll be posting more later on tonight.




Temperature is higher, very close to the 107 mark. Seems pretty high imo.. I'm taking your suggestion on removing my battery and just use my AC adapter charger, hoping that helps with the temp as well. Note, I'm not even playing on the highest settings, because if I do the laptops fans sounds crazy.
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06 Sep 2012   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

You temperatures have increased considerably, and also you can lower your maximum processor state within the Advanced Power options, which can also lower your temperature without affecting the performance to a certain extent.

If the performance is affected then change the processor state back.

Hope this helps,

Harry


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