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Windows 7: Very warm, or hot laptop

24 Apr 2014   #1
dwdraw2

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit
 
 
Very warm, or hot laptop

My laptop sits on a pad with two fans cranking away to assist in the cooling.

I added a 3D wallpaper with motion. I thought that I would check the temp. since the fan is cranking away in the computer. Using "Real Temp GT" show four reading (Quad Core) at 171F.

Is this damaging to run these temperatures very long on a laptop. The surface temp feels a little towards very warm rather than just warm. It doesn't feel hot.

I do have two additional fans working on a pad, but. . .?

Thanks for your time.

dwdraw2


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24 Apr 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That's 77 degrees C.

High, but within specifications.

I don't use laptops, but they are known to run hot compared to PCs---that's why you bought the fan gizmo.

I wouldn't worry a lot about it. It may die in 30 seconds whether cool or hot. It may die in 15 years if hot or 25 years if cool. It's a tool that you are using within specs, so use it.
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24 Apr 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get rid of the 3d wallpaper with motion, it just makes the pc hotter, and don`t use a screensaver, just have the monitor go off after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Laptops get hot because there is no place for the heat to go, so the whole thing gets hot. Just another reason I hate laptops
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24 Apr 2014   #4
dwdraw2

Windows 7 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

I may go with dumping the wallpaper. I just picked it up at "3Plansoft." They carry a load of outstanding motion wallpaper. But if the shoe doesn't fit-I got to kick it off.

Thanks again

dwdraw2
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24 Apr 2014   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Tips here for dealing with overheating, as well as going over your laptop most thoroughly: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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