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Windows 7: Are these temps dangerous?

08 Feb 2011   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Are these temps dangerous?

I know I know, it's another thread asking about individual temperatures. I just had to ask though

my CPU is pretty steady at 61 degrees C as it's possible max

my GPU is pretty steady at 80 degreees C as it's possible max

I have the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT

my processor is the Core 2 Duo P9500

These are the temps at what i would consider load levels on my laptop, namely when I am playing Second Life.

my CPU usage is 75 to 80% pretty much as well.

1. Are these temps okay for sustained game play?
2. Am I slowly killing my laptop?
3. Can you tell me what numbers to be worried about?

Thank you for your help and your opinion.

p.s. I am using CPUID Hardware Monitor Pro to get these readings.


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08 Feb 2011   #2
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

well.... laptop components are designed to run slightly higher temps that their desktop equivalents, 80c on your GPU is fine as long as that is your load temp & not idle, same goes with the CPU, 61c is also a safe ''Tcase'' temp (cores will run higher)

have you ever cleaned your lappy's heatsinks..??

this would be the best place to look at dropping your temps.
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08 Feb 2011   #3
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
well.... laptop components are designed to run slightly higher temps that their desktop equivalents, 80c on your GPU is fine as long as that is your load temp & not idle, same goes with the CPU, 61c is also a safe ''Tcase'' temp (cores will run higher)

have you ever cleaned your lappy's heatsinks..??

this would be the best place to look at dropping your temps.
I spray the vents once a month and a lil cloud usually comes out, but that's pretty much it. Should I be doing more?
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08 Feb 2011   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
well.... laptop components are designed to run slightly higher temps that their desktop equivalents, 80c on your GPU is fine as long as that is your load temp & not idle, same goes with the CPU, 61c is also a safe ''Tcase'' temp (cores will run higher)

have you ever cleaned your lappy's heatsinks..??

this would be the best place to look at dropping your temps.
I spray the vents once a month and a lil cloud usually comes out, but that's pretty much it. Should I be doing more?
no.....you do far more than most!!

it maybe worth exposing the CPU heatsink, but only do this if you've seen your temps steadily rise over the time you've owned the machine..

if you cant remember temps being any lower i'd say your lappy is ticking along to the best of its ability.
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08 Feb 2011   #5
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I found that my laptop temps will drop 5 - 15 degrees (depending on what tasks I'm doing) by using a cooling pad. And before anyone jumps on this and says cooling pads only mask poor laptop design - I agree!

In addition to compressed air to clean the vents I'll also remove the access covers on the bottom of the laptop to carefully spray around the memory modules and hard drive. I usually have some dust build up there as well after a few months.
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08 Feb 2011   #6
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I found that my laptop temps will drop 5 - 15 degrees (depending on what tasks I'm doing) by using a cooling pad. And before anyone jumps on this and says cooling pads only mask poor laptop design - I agree!

In addition to compressed air to clean the vents I'll also remove the access covers on the bottom of the laptop to carefully spray around the memory modules and hard drive. I usually have some dust build up there as well after a few months.
There is no way i feel comfortable doing that myself. What do you think a fair price would be if i take it to an IT shop to have it cleaned?

p.s. it has a three year warranty that is running out very soon.
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08 Feb 2011   #7
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I found that my laptop temps will drop 5 - 15 degrees (depending on what tasks I'm doing) by using a cooling pad. And before anyone jumps on this and says cooling pads only mask poor laptop design - I agree!

In addition to compressed air to clean the vents I'll also remove the access covers on the bottom of the laptop to carefully spray around the memory modules and hard drive. I usually have some dust build up there as well after a few months.
There is no way i feel comfortable doing that myself. What do you think a fair price would be if i take it to an IT shop to have it cleaned?

p.s. it has a three year warranty that is running out very soon.
Any access cover(s) are usually held in place with a couple of small screws so all you'd need is an approriate screwdriver to remove the cover(s). It's very user friendly. If you really want to take it to a shop I'd call ahead and tell them what you want them to do. Some may do it for free (and show you how it's done) just to build up a good customer relationship. Others might charge their hourly labor rate which in some areas could be as much as a car payment.
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08 Feb 2011   #8
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I found that my laptop temps will drop 5 - 15 degrees (depending on what tasks I'm doing) by using a cooling pad. And before anyone jumps on this and says cooling pads only mask poor laptop design - I agree!

In addition to compressed air to clean the vents I'll also remove the access covers on the bottom of the laptop to carefully spray around the memory modules and hard drive. I usually have some dust build up there as well after a few months.
There is no way i feel comfortable doing that myself. What do you think a fair price would be if i take it to an IT shop to have it cleaned?

p.s. it has a three year warranty that is running out very soon.
Any access cover(s) are usually held in place with a couple of small screws so all you'd need is an approriate screwdriver to remove the cover(s). It's very user friendly. If you really want to take it to a shop I'd call ahead and tell them what you want them to do. Some may do it for free (and show you how it's done) just to build up a good customer relationship. Others might charge their hourly labor rate which in some areas could be as much as a car payment.
thank you. I am going to do some research and see how difficult/risky it could be to take off the bottom panel of my notebook. Thanks for the help it's appreciated
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