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Is 177 degrees ok?

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#1 Ubuntu_King


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:44 AM

I watch a LOT of online streaming TV on my Gateway MT6730 laptop. I have Speccy installed, and I noticed that when watching videos, my processor heats to about 180 degrees, and my motherboard heats up to about 190 degrees. Speccy even gives me high-temp alerts and it has me concerned. 


Are these temps normal or am I torching the insides of my laptop?




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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

 178 F is 81 C which is hot enough to shorten the life of circuits.  I suggest you get a can of compressed gas and blow it through the air intake ducts on the bottom of the laptop.  Be sure to turn the laptop off before doing that.


Good luck.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

And make sure any/all vents are free to breath (not closed off by lap, favorite quilt, sofa cushion, car seat, lint or pet).

Those temps are a bit high but for a laptop a little above normal for medium to heavy load.

Sounds like heat isn't getting dissipated correctly.

My advice? Open it up and clean it out.

Then reassemble it.... :deadhorse:

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