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#11 8 years ago
n0e;5400239 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.

55C for a shutdown cap? I find that hard to believe. It probably idles at close to that if its a mobile version.




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#12 8 years ago
Graeme;5400203This 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.

It probably can be done without taking the chassis apart, but it's recommended to make sure you do a thorough job. And trust me, 1.5 years is more than enough time to build up a lot of dust. When my PC was only 7 months old there was nice layer on pretty much everything.


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#13 8 years ago

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#14 8 years ago
Graeme;5400057Hi, 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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Without knowing jack crap about laptops. Have you been tinkering in the power saving windows functions? dunno just a guess, suggestion. mess with that and see if it has an effect, .........good luck




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#15 8 years ago

You could apply new thermal paste, that might help a bit. Also check if your fans are working properly. If they produce weird noises the bearing might be worn out, that usually affects their performance.

Also make sure that there is enough space around the air intakes and exhausts and that they aren't clogged with dust. It could help to build a makeshift pedestal so that there is more space below your laptop when you put it on a desk.




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#16 8 years ago

70C is about normal for a duel core AMD turian chip offload.

It shouldn't exceed 90C on load, like the current intel chips they are specced to 100C and you'll usually find the thermal cutout on the motherboard set to 95C.

n0e;5400239I 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. [/QUOTE]

It's quite a sight (and smell...) to see a chip melt it's way through to the motherboard. It doesn't penetrate the board because it's effectively heatproof but anything plastic goes until it shorts and blows the fuse in the PSU. (of course, the only reason I actually saw it doing that was because the tit working on the PC hadn't reattached the heatsink) =p

I'm pretty sure the only thing the CPU supplies is the temperature measurements; I think the BIOS is meant to have the options for thermal cutouts. I've certainly seen cheap motherboards without cutoffs.

Mr. Pedantic;5400379Undervolting won't affect the performance of your processor. If anything, it will increase your CPU life.

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.

95C for an AMD mobile processor is towards the top of the accepted operational range, but it is actually within the spec of the chip. (100C)

It's worth remembering that the heat inside the processor and heat measured at the heatsink are likely to vary by 40 degrees or more. The heat measured at the exterior of the case is likely to be less than this.

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5400641]You could apply new thermal paste, that might help a bit. Also check if your fans are working properly. If they produce weird noises the bearing might be worn out, that usually affects their performance.

Also make sure that there is enough space around the air intakes and exhausts and that they aren't clogged with dust. It could help to build a makeshift pedestal so that there is more space below your laptop when you put it on a desk.

Something Mr. Fancypants kind of half said with his point about the air intakes is that some (most?) laptops are NOT happy with being put on your lap because it blocks the underside cooling ports. This is not an issue on a desk because the feet keep it far enough away from the desk to maintain an airflow.




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