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Windows 7: i5 3210m 90 degrees when gaming?

23 Sep 2014   #1

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i5 3210m 90 degrees when gaming?

Hi, I have an HP pavilion dv6 7050ca laptop with the cooling pad coolermaster notepal x3. Despite my efforts to keep the laptop cool during gaming (cleaning dust out included) when I play games like borderland 2 my i5 3210m CPU goes up to about 93 degrees Celsius. My idle temp isn't a problem (37 degrees) and playing lighter games like league of legends (70-80 degrees) but it is just the heavier games that my CPU goes up to 90 degrees. Should I be worried because I already have a laptop cooler?

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23 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

That is rather warm, have you tried lowering the game settings?
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24 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

While In most gaming laptops the CPU generally ranges between 85C and 94C, This one is unusual

I am not sure about the GeForce GT 630m though. It's pretty much an entry-level card in its family. If you are a bit adventurous you can attempt to replace the thermal with something better (like IC Diamond), but that means you will need to take apart the laptop to remove the heatsink and clean out the old thermal paste.

That can drop the temps a few Cs for both the CPU and GPU since it is basically one heatsink for both of them. If the thermal paste is going bad then it would be more than a drop of a few Cs. But it seems the thermal paste is okay because the CPU temps are pretty good.
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27 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I hate to be a party pooper, but a Gaming Laptop is an oxymoron. These problems prove it.
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27 Sep 2014   #5

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I hate to be a party pooper, but a Gaming Laptop is an oxymoron. These problems prove it.
This is also not in any way cooled for gaming. I'd also make sure its using your 630m and not your integrated gpu.
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27 Sep 2014   #6

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And how would I do that?
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