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How do I keep my Laptop from overheating?

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User Info: ChronoAce

ChronoAce
3 years ago#1
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.

User Info: TimePharaoh

TimePharaoh
3 years ago#2
You stop using a laptop
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#3
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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User Info: ChronoAce

ChronoAce
3 years ago#4
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.

User Info: ChronoAce

ChronoAce
3 years ago#5
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.

User Info: Voelger

Voelger
3 years ago#6
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.

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User Info: ChronoAce

ChronoAce
3 years ago#7
Just tested GPU temps. About 65 idle and 85 after a few minutes of Skyrim.

User Info: XNo_FearX

XNo_FearX
3 years ago#8
good thing my laptop has nice fans
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User Info: Bossdog421

Bossdog421
3 years ago#9
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User Info: ChronoAce

ChronoAce
3 years ago#10
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 :/
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