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Windows 7: CPU temperature constantly over 70 degrees Celsius

19 Mar 2016   #1
max18

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
CPU temperature constantly over 70 degrees Celsius

Hello guys,

This is my first post over here and I wanted a bit of help with an issue I've been having with my laptop for the last year or so.

Constantly its CPU temperature is over 70 degrees Celsius and the fans are always at top speed. It does not matter how long it has been turned on for. I could turn it on after several hours off, do nothing - just load the startup stuff - and have the fans working hard. I've checked the CPU temperature with RealTemp and it constantly scores over 70 degrees.

Does anyone have any insight on this? I have done some online virus checks and found nothing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks


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19 Mar 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Have you ever cleaned the laptop from dust buildup that might be clogging the exhaust vent, fan, etc ?
Can you feel hot air coming out of the exhaust vent ?
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19 Mar 2016   #3
max18

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Have you ever cleaned the laptop from dust buildup that might be clogging the exhaust vent, fan, etc ?
Can you feel hot air coming out of the exhaust vent ?
Yes I have, I have opened up the laptop and cleaned the fans. The air coming out is not precisely hot. If I put my hand in the underside of the case I can feel the heat coming out of the CPU.

Also, I had already taken out the heatsink, cleaned it out of thermal paste, reapplied paste and put the heatsink back in. Before that the temp would climb all the way up to 90+ and the laptop would shut down in some cases when it went over 110.
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19 Mar 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
In realtemp what is the cpu load say ?

There have been many high cpu load reports mainly caused by svchost.exe (netsc)
You can open resource monitor Overview page and see what is happening if you have a high cpu load going on.
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19 Mar 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Good idea Mike !

You could also try HWMonitor to see what it reports, it can display temps, voltages, fan speeds, etc. depending on your laptop sensors.
The ZIP download is a portable version.
HWMONITOR | Softwares | CPUID
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19 Mar 2016   #6
max18

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
In realtemp what is the cpu load say ?

There have been many high cpu load reports mainly caused by svchost.exe (netsc)
You can open resource monitor Overview page and see what is happening if you have a high cpu load going on.
The RealTemp CPU load is under 20% at the moment. I checked the Task Manager/Processes from all users and there are indeed a lot of svchost.exe processes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Good idea Mike !

You could also try HWMonitor to see what it reports, it can display temps, voltages, fan speeds, etc. depending on your laptop sensors.
The ZIP download is a portable version.
HWMONITOR | Softwares | CPUID
I ran the HWMonitor, attached the log.

Thanks again for your help.


Attached Files
File Type: txt HWMonitor.txt (40.8 KB, 6 views)
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19 Mar 2016   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

imho 20% CPU load should not cause an overheating problem.

I use the HWMonitor GUI to check things, so i know if my PC is working without issues.
You would have to know what the fan speeds, voltages, etc should be for your laptop, to know if they are within "tolerance".

Here's an example of what i look at with HWMonitor GUI to see if anything needs attention.

CPU temperature constantly over 70 degrees Celsius-hwmonitor_02.png


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19 Mar 2016   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

For what it is worth, a CPU loading hovering around 20% on this clean laptop takes the CPU temp to 80C.
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19 Mar 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That's messed up UNI
I'm at 25 load and sitting at 40c
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19 Mar 2016   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote:
For what it is worth, a CPU loading hovering around 20% on this clean laptop takes the CPU temp to 80C.
Then i guess the OP should use Resource Monitor to see why CPU is hovering around 20 %.
Or does this mean that's normal for the OP laptop.

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