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Windows 7: Temperatures

19 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64

I have a laptop Msi FX600. It has:
Msi MegaBook FR600/FX600 motherboard
Intel Core i5 460m - Intel® Core
nVidia GeForece gt325m - The NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 325M GPU hits the sweet spot for mobile users who demand great performance and an awesome multimedia experience.
Western Digital 5200rpm sata 2

This laptop has been a hottie since I've got it. I bought it about 2010 mid-December. Maybe this laptop was designed for these temperatures? Even says that during stress test this laptop reached 97C CPU temperature (Review MSI FX600 Notebook - Reviews).
In this laptop bios I can change performance level. LV1, LV2(recommended), LV3, LV4 and LV5. Since this laptop is running hot, I use LV1 level.

Please, dont recommend for me to clean this laptop, or buy a pad for cooling it.
I can't clean it because of a warranty sticker, so i cant open this laptop.
I can't buy pad, because I use this laptop in different rooms, it would be very uncomfortable.

I think that it would be great if you would recommend any program, which would start stopping my CPU when temperatures would reach 80C.

This is laptops sensors shown by AIDA at IDLE:

This is when CPU/FPU was stressed for 1 minute:

And this is when CPU/FPU was stressed for 1 minute with MSI TDE (turbo drive engine) enabled:

And these are temperatures when my laptop was running call of duty modern warfare2:

Thank you, for your clever answers :).

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19 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Try using a differnet program like hwonitor.

Software temperture monitoring is not always accurate, try looking in the bios to see what the temps are like there, hw monitor says my cpu is idleing very low, sometimes like 14c, which isnt right at all, speedfan says that one of my componants, that isn't there, is at -128c and that i have a massive volatage drop on my 3.3 v, whihc i know it hasnt.

Laptop cpus do run hot, the i5 450m has apparantly got a max temp of 105c and ive read people palying games with the cpu at 85-90c for hours without problems, cpus have safe guards in place to protect against overheating, try bencing for at least an hour and see if the system remains stable.
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19 Mar 2011   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

You need a cooler though you said not to mention it.
They do make some that will attach or you can attach with velcro.

Also raise the entire laptop off its operating surface. Raising the level of the laptop an extra quarter to half inch off your work surface will allow more air to get to intake.
You may not want to do what was done in the following. He wasn't concerned about it being permanent. You will get the idea that it works and will lower temps 5-6*C.
Easy way to Increase Air Flow & Cool Your Laptop

How you do it isn't as important as the results. A DVD movie case slid under each side or front and rear to test the idea. That will give you about a quarter inch. Just don't block the intake or vent.
If it helps then figure a permanent solution.

Raise the rear about half an inch so it sits more like this picture?
NotePal U2 - Cooler Master

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19 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Thank you for your answers :)
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