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#1 8 years ago

Hi,

So, I've downloaded Speccy as I was curious to the temperature of the CPU, because my laptop keeps making a giant noise once I perform intense actions (such as broadcasting desktop in FileFront's tinychat).

I installed Speccy and then looked at the temperature, and it seems that it was roughly ~75°C. The CPU usage at the time of checking temperature was around 21%. My guess is that it's a bad thing, no?

Any tips on trying to get the temperature down? I do want to keep the lifespan of this laptop as long as possible, of course.

Here's a screenshot:

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#2 8 years ago

Yeah, that's a bad thing, especially with AMD processors. My laptop idles at around 10C above ambient, and at load never goes above 40C above ambient.

If you can, undervolt your processor.

If your laptop has it, you should enable the power-saving profile. Most of them underclock and undervolt the processor as well as turn off Aero and whatnot. While it will take longer for you to do stuff with an underclocked processor, it should be more efficient and you'll get less power draw, meaning cooler laptop.

Clean out the dust from inside the laptop.

And 40C for HDDs isn't too bad. It could be lower, but unless it starts going into high 50s there isn't any real reason to worry.




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#3 8 years ago

@Graeme, could you tell me what's your processor? Just a bit worried about my own laptop since idle temps don't fall below 50. Ever.




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#4 8 years ago

See if there are any kind of automatic fan control settings in the BIOS. I don't know about laptops as much, but nearly every desktop has some kind of setting for that.

I'd hate to see how hot my laptop with its old Pentium 4 Mobile 3.2Ghz gets. Sometimes it actually gets to hot to set on my lap.




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#5 8 years ago

I'm guessing it doesn't have Cool 'n Quiet, but check the BIOS just in case. If not, then get a compressed air can and blow all dust out of the chassis.


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#6 8 years ago

Mr. Pedantic;5400068If you can, undervolt your processor.

If your laptop has it, you should enable the power-saving profile. Most of them underclock and undervolt the processor as well as turn off Aero and whatnot. While it will take longer for you to do stuff with an underclocked processor, it should be more efficient and you'll get less power draw, meaning cooler laptop.[/QUOTE] Is there no alternative to underclocking (and/or power-saver mode)? :uhm:

Clean out the dust from inside the laptop.

This can be done without opening the laptop itself, aye? This laptop is roughly 1.5 years old and I haven't done it at all.

Siddharth Gupta;5400101@Graeme, could you tell me what's your processor? Just a bit worried about my own laptop since idle temps don't fall below 50. Ever.[/QUOTE] My processor is an AMD Athlon x2 (Dual-Core) QL-64 @ ~2.1 GHz

[QUOTE=*The.Doctor;5400119]See if there are any kind of automatic fan control settings in the BIOS.

[QUOTE=computernerd;5400165]I'm guessing it doesn't have Cool 'n Quiet, but check the BIOS just in case.

I've checked the BIOS, and it seems that there's only one option in there labeled 'Always Fan Enabled', which was by default, set to yes.


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#7 8 years ago

Sorry for spamming a bit, but I just can't resist. =p

Graeme;5400057...because my laptop keeps making a giant noise once I perform intense actions...[/QUOTE] Really? What kind of "intense actions" are you doing with your laptop, hmm? :naughty: :lulz: Get a girlfriend and do those "intense actions" with her instead of your laptop. Then come back here and tell us what kind of noise she's making. :naughty: :rofl: [QUOTE=Graeme;5400203]This can be done without opening the laptop itself, aye? This laptop is roughly 1.5 years old and I haven't done it at all.

Maybe you can use the vacuum cleaner to suck (:naughty:) some of the dust out through the ventilation openings. ;)




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#8 8 years ago

70'C holy shit

While I don't have an AMD and do not know the temperature thresholds for one, the emergency shutdown cap for my i7 is 55'C. I know that some older AMD chips don't have that function and will run until they literally melt. We used to have a dedicated ut2k4 server when the demo was released for FileFront until the day happened that the dual cpu's in it literally melted under the heatsink to the point that it not only destroyed the cpu's but the motherboard as well. Derek thought it was hilarious and took pictures but never showed them to us despite us begging.

Anyway, have you done the usual steps to cooling your system? Dusting is a HUGE factor with high temperatures. Layers build up on the silicon and act as a heat blanket trapping in heat and keeping it on the board causing a buildup of the temperature.

Also check your power saver functions with AMD chips. Do a quick google search on "AMD Laptop temperatures" or something to that regard. If you have too much running that isn't being used, it's still generating heat and causing unneeded amounts of buildup.

Another thing to try is download cpu-id and post the images of the details about your cpu. We can then look it up and double check to see if your settings are set properly. As Mr. Pedantic said, sometimes companies like to underclock and overvolt cpu's. overvolting ALWAYS makes the cpu's ambient temperature go above normal. We could see if this is the case for you and offer suggestions to help cool it down with minimal loss in cpu power.


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#9 8 years ago
n0e;540023970'C holy shit[/QUOTE] It used to run much higher back then. E.g. 94°C when playing games or doing other intense tasks.
Anyway, have you done the usual steps to cooling your system? Dusting is a HUGE factor with high temperatures. Layers build up on the silicon and act as a heat blanket trapping in heat and keeping it on the board causing a buildup of the temperature.
I haven't cleaned out the dust as of yet. Never did since I bought the laptop. I guess I should use a can of compressed air per se?
Also check your power saver functions with AMD chips. Do a quick google search on "AMD Laptop temperatures" or something to that regard. If you have too much running that isn't being used, it's still generating heat and causing unneeded amounts of buildup.

Apparently, according to this page, the average temperature for Athlon CPUs should be around this:

AMD Athlon ----------- 90C - 95C AMD Athlon64 --------- 65C - 70C AMD Athlon64 Mobile --- 95C - 100C

"Page"The majority of today's desktop processors should not exceed temperatures of 95C and most will run between 70-90C. Below are some charts of many of the processors and their average temperatures. Keep in mind this is only to give our users a general idea of what their processor should be running at.
Another thing to try is download cpu-id and post the images of the details about your cpu. We can then look it up and double check to see if your settings are set properly. As Mr. Pedantic said, sometimes companies like to underclock and overvolt cpu's. overvolting ALWAYS makes the cpu's ambient temperature go above normal. We could see if this is the case for you and offer suggestions to help cool it down with minimal loss in cpu power.

I've downloaded it and here's a screenshot:

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[QUOTE=Tricorder;5400238]Sorry for spamming a bit, but I just can't resist. =p

Really? What kind of "intense actions" are you doing with your laptop, hmm? :naughty: :lulz: Get a girlfriend and do those "intense actions" with her instead of your laptop. Then come back here and tell us what kind of noise she's making. :naughty: :rofl:

Maybe you can use the vacuum cleaner to suck (:naughty:) some of the dust out through the ventilation openings. ;)

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#10 8 years ago
Is there no alternative to underclocking (and/or power-saver mode)?

Undervolting won't affect the performance of your processor. If anything, it will increase your CPU life.

Apparently, according to this page, the average temperature for Athlon CPUs should be around this:

AMD Athlon ----------- 90C - 95C AMD Athlon64 --------- 65C - 70C AMD Athlon64 Mobile --- 95C - 100C

Bear in mind that 95C for a mobile processor is not normal. You're supposed to be able to put these on your lap, remember. Putting something that's near boiling on your lap for any length of time, even shielded by clothing, would give you a pretty neat burn.

I've downloaded it and here's a screenshot:

I think he meant CPUz rather than HWMonitor.

Sorry for spamming a bit, but I just can't resist.

Really? What kind of "intense actions" are you doing with your laptop, hmm? Get a girlfriend and do those "intense actions" with her instead of your laptop. Then come back here and tell us what kind of noise she's making.

Maybe you can use the vacuum cleaner to suck () some of the dust out through the ventilation openings.

Tsk tsk tsk :cort:

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