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Windows 7: 90C safe temp?

22 Apr 2010   #11
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My system is close to yours and my temps never seem to reach higher than 46c under a heavy load... 90c is just not possible if your vents are not plugged... Have you checked to see if your cooling fan is running?? GL :)


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22 Apr 2010   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I have an HP and they run alarmingly hot. I find that switching from the "High performance" power option to "Balanced" helps.

I also have a chill pad (a Targus, cost $30 at Office Depot) but its a drag to move the thing around esp. if you are like me and never use the laptop on a table (always the lap, sofa or bed).

Also, blow out the debris from the case from time to time using a can of compressed air. If your Toshiba opens up easily, then open the case from time to time and cleanup. Lol..some people even use small vacuums.
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22 Apr 2010   #13
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

You've gotten all the advice you need, your platform is just old, and runs hot, but also, 90*C is FAR too hot, under any circumstances. Any notebook should be on a "Balanced" power scheme, never high performance. If you set it to recommended, it will adjust dynamically and automatically depending on whether you're running on dc battery and ac wall outlet.

Regardless it's far to high to only be a matter of you blocking the vents, as mentioned, clean it the best you can. You're in the extreme range for your Cpu, and everything else is going to heat up with it, this will also drain the life of the parts.

Also keep in mind, using a powered heat remover such as posted will run off the notebook itself and will be a drain on battery life. Depending on how you use the notebook, this may not be the best solution. I simply suggest cleaning it, and try not to use it on your lap, or if you absolutely must, buy something to place between your lap and the notebook as suggested, however I recommend against the powered one's, with fans, unless absolutely necessary, it's a power drain, if you're often mobile, this is not a great idea. If you're very often plugged in, then it can be a great solution. Regardless, you're running way too hot, you need to fix it asap.
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22 Apr 2010   #14
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
If you read my specs WHS, you would see its a Toshiba, but i do see slits on the bottom in various places, like i the ram cover.

And I do have a pad. It is plastic on one side, and a cusion on the other. will that help?
As long as it's a hard surface that won't flex up against the bottom of the laptop, you'll probably be ok...

Even though Toshibas exhaust hot air out the side... the cool air has to get into the case somehow... those vents on the bottom are air intakes.
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22 Apr 2010   #15
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Ok, well im going to use my hard laptop pad from now on.

And my system isnt old, its only about 7 months old.
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23 Apr 2010   #16
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I didn't mean old in age, platform old. But it's not...bad. It's just fine, keep that temp down, ur good :)

For example my new HP 144DX, the i3 330m runs idle at 24*C, full load 38*C, pretty amazing. Just an example of how different technologies compare. However, your system is capable of FAR lower temps, and nice temps honestly, you just had a temporary problem, that's all.

Peace
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23 Apr 2010   #17
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Ok, well im going to use my hard laptop pad from now on.

And my system isnt old, its only about 7 months old.
Another trick if you're up to a minor case mod...

Head on down to the hardware store and get some rubber feet that are a little bit taller than the current ones (but not ridiculously so) and using a couple of drops of good ole crazy glue mount them on the bottom of the laptop. This will create a bit more air space and should bring temperatures down a few degrees...

My Toshiba has about 1/4" inch clearance (1/8" originally) underneath and it runs a LOT cooler...
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23 Apr 2010   #18
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

It runs at around 50c when just sitting around. Would that still be a bit high for just doing nothing?
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23 Apr 2010   #19
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I would still at least buy some canned air, make sure everything is off and blow the thing out. You'd be surprised at how easily they get clogged up. Also don't turn the can upside down and cause it to blow condensation in it. My 2ct's worth. Oh and you never want to spin your fans up too high either. Fabe
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23 Apr 2010   #20
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

It depends, IMO, yes. But I'm not familiar with that model, some models just run hotter because of poor thermal design. It's 65nm, it surely could idle in the 30's, but it's tough to say. If there's a Toshiba forum, perhaps you can get some insight there as well. But in short, yes, that is a little warm for idle, especially if you have the power scheme set to "Balanced" or "Recommended".
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