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How do I keep my Laptop from overheating?

#1ChronoAcePosted 9/5/2013 4:04:41 AM
I notice after about 15-20 minutes of playing games I will get weird stuttering/FPS drops and occasional static coming through my headphones (not a headphone issue as it happens even with the speakers) and I notice that the right section of my laptop (about where the arrow keys are and everything to the right of that) gets very hot to the point where you can't touch it for more than a few seconds. Skyrim for example plays very smooth for about 15 minutes and then starts having issues right when the laptop starts to overheat. The laptop is on top of a hard surface and not a pillow/couch which blocks air flow from what I understand.

It is an Asus G74sx laptop which I have had for over 2 years now.
#2TimePharaohPosted 9/5/2013 4:06:18 AM
You stop using a laptop
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#3MasterDonGeroPosted 9/5/2013 4:09:54 AM
1. Are you actually monitoring your GPU and CPU temps, and not just touching the laptop?

2. Have you cleared out all the dust?

3. Have you tried a cooling pad?

4. Have you tried reapplying thermal paste on the GPU and the CPU?
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#4ChronoAce(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:20:51 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
1. Are you actually monitoring your GPU and CPU temps, and not just touching the laptop?

2. Have you cleared out all the dust?

3. Have you tried a cooling pad?

4. Have you tried reapplying thermal paste on the GPU and the CPU?


None of the above.

How can I monitor the temps? I am convinced it is a heating issue though as the FPS drops and heat occur at the same time.
#5ChronoAce(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:53:11 AM(edited)
Well I just monitored CPU temp using throttlestop. Without anything going on its at 60 degrees celcius and then less than 20 minutes of Skyrim took it to 90+ degrees.
#6VoelgerPosted 9/5/2013 6:11:38 AM(edited)
It would be your gpu overheating not CPU- 90 for a CPU isn't that horrible, but 60 idle is bad.

Buy a can of air and open the bottom of your laptop and clean out the fans and vents. That should work fine.

Buy cooling pad- cooler master U2 (20.00$) and aline fans up to your laptop fans.

Only repaste if these things don't work and try to get someone who knows what their doing to repaste

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#7ChronoAce(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 6:23:37 AM
Just tested GPU temps. About 65 idle and 85 after a few minutes of Skyrim.
#8XNo_FearXPosted 9/5/2013 6:25:13 AM
good thing my laptop has nice fans
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#9Bossdog421Posted 9/5/2013 6:29:37 AM
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#10ChronoAce(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 6:37:50 AM
XNo_FearX posted...
good thing my laptop has nice fans


Mine is supposed to as well and I didn't have any issues until recently, just haven't cleaned it apparently :/