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How Hot should a Laptop run?

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#1 Kat91119


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

Tried posting this in an old old topic of mine, no takers, probably better off as its own thread I'm guessing.

Any idea how hot a laptop should run? My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5551-4200 with AMD Turion II X2 Processor p520 (2.3GHz) if that helps. I just downloaded and installed CUPID HW Monitor and I've attached an image to show what it says. Not sure if these are good temps or what any of this means. This is in a home that is currently 78 degrees if that matters as well.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:23 PM

It's definately warm, but not overly hot I would think. Laptops usually run a bit hotter than desktops because they don't vent as well unless they are on a hard surface (and even then most run pretty hot). To give you a good comparison, the video card on my desktop machine, which has 4 huge cooling fans, runs about 60 degrees celcius during a stress test.

Its always harder to tell with laptops because the venting is so much different. Is the machine thinking a lot? What do you have the laptop sitting on? If the machine is sitting idle, 55 degrees celcius is pretty warm, but it may just be that model of laptop. My desktop machine sits around 35 or 40 degrees celcius when its idle, but I have a lot of cooling in that machine.

Try sitting the machien up on a book or something without blocking any of the vents so there is about 2 inches of room beneath it. See what it runs at when it's sat idle for 30 minutes or so.

You can look at getting a laptop cooling pad on Newegg or amazon. They put a bunch of fans under the laptop to help cool it. I have seen Acers run hot before, so it wouldn't surprise me if this machine just doesn't have very good cooling.

#3 killerx525


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

Those temperatures are fine and it shouldn't be a issue. Also note, the AMD Turion II X2 generally runs pretty warm. There is a lot of "cheap" and ineffective laptop pad cooler on the market but there a few good ones and that are practical like thisone. What makes the NotePal U3 unique is the movable fans which will allow you to position the fans in certain sections of your laptop like the CPU area, hard drive bay and memory area which are the 3 hottest section.

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