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[Help!] Confused About GPU Temperature

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#1 Soope


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:13 AM

Hi, I'm sorry to pose a question here, but (if it doesn't trouble you all), I would love some help:

Lately, my laptop (HP Pavilion dv9000) has been running hotter than usual. Granted, I don't know much about just how hot a GPU (Nvidia GeForce 7600go) sohuld run. At present, it's hitting 63 Degrees Celcius.

Speedfan (What I'm using to measure the temp) has a little fire symbol next to it, adn the computer gets warm under my palm. I'm sorry, I can't help but worry. This isn't my only machine, but this IS my only laptop.

So, basically, all I'm asking is:

Am I running too hot?

If so, what should I be running at?

Should I take it in to a shop?

What can they do for it?

Once again, I'm sorry for troubling you guys.

Thanks so much,


EDIT: Also, my Targus ChiilMat for Laptops came in the mail today. Not much of a contribution towards the temperature, but it should help at least a bit.

Edited by Soope, 21 August 2009 - 09:17 AM.

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#2 Sterling14


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:59 PM

Welcome to bleepingcomputer!

I would suggest blowing some compressed air through the vents to get the dust out.

Does it get this hot while using 3d intensive programs like games, or is this the temperature when just sitting at the desktop? While gaming my desktop gpu gets up to 80C, and my old one use to be reported getting up and beyond 100C in games! I'm not too sure about laptop gpu's, but if you don't notice any issues, I would really worry about it. If it was getting too hot, you would probably notice the system acting up anyway. Don't forget, if you leave a laptop on your lap or other non-flat/hard surfaces, you're probably blocking the fan on the bottom/side from blowing.
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