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Windows 7: CPU & GPU WAY too hot...

17 Mar 2011   #1
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
CPU & GPU WAY too hot...

Hey everyone, are you ready to solve yet another one of my noobish problems?
It was not until recently that I started using Ubuntu (call me a trader if you like...), and liked it. (send me hate-mail if you like as well...) But I did notice that the fans were running significantly less than on my windows partition. So I used acpi -t -f, to learn that my cpu was running at 173* F. Yikes! So I went into my windows partition and installed Speedfan. I learned then that my CPU runs at 230* and sometimes crashes when playing games. My GPU runs at 270-290/300* F. I have looked around and learned that this is not normal at all. I have not overclocked or modified the case/cpu/gpu/anything. All is stock. Also the computer has a tendency to crash/lockup/shutdown/hard reboot because of the heat (I assume)
Thanks!
The Unofficial

PS. I can post CPU-Z pics too.


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17 Mar 2011   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Those temps are too hot for your hardware. Make sure the heat sinks, fans, and air filters are not clogged with dust. Use a can of compressed air, not a vacuum cleaner, to avoid frying components.
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17 Mar 2011   #3
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I think you seriously need to consider upgrading to higher performing cooling components.
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17 Mar 2011   #4
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Tried that...

Hello and thanks for the fast response!
So I did take it apart on Sunday, and everything was clean and perty inside. I don't think that I made this very clear, but I am using (and only own) a lapotp. Its an Asus G60J (or JX according to everything else other than the case), which is notorious for cooling problems. So as far as I know (which is very little) I can't drop a bigger fan in a laptop. I have seen a few mods to help cool it here (I know this is for a different computer, but they are very similar). Also my computer is NOT the one with the fake circular vent on the bottom. I would also like to keep case/internal differences to a minimum, and keep performance as high as I can. Also, if it is possible to install new fan/heat-sinks, how much would it run me, and are they hard to install?

Thanks again!
The Unofficial
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17 Mar 2011   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suggest you invest in a cooling pad for the laptop; that will probably be the cheapest way to go about lowering those temps. This one looks good: Newegg.com - Athenatech Notebook Cooling Pad Clear
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17 Mar 2011   #6
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Jonathan King,
Thanks for the Link! I am sure that a laptop cooler would certainly help, but do you thing that it would be powerful enough? I already use a laptop stand that props up the front end allowing heat to escape from the bottom. I guess I am just hesitant to fork over $15-$30 for something with no guarantee that its going to fix the problem. :-( Is it possible that there is no good solution to what I want? I guess I could take my case apart and install some custom heat-sinks, because I guess I am going to end up frying my board anyway, so there's nothing to lose.

Thanks for your help, it always makes me feel special,
The Unofficial
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17 Mar 2011   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The point of a cooling pad is to disperse the hot air coming from the bottom of the laptop, and replace it with cool air. If you have the laptop propped up, you could simulate the effects of a cooling pad by aiming a fan on the "low" setting at the bottom of the laptop.
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17 Mar 2011   #8
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Alright. I think I have a cheap one laying around here somewhere. that would make a good test to see if it will work before I buy a worthy one.

Thanks!
The Unofficial
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06 Jan 2012   #9
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This thread is dead, so I'm marking it as solved.
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06 Jan 2012   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome back, and glad to hear it!
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