First, I don't know if I should post this question in the External Hardware category or Internal Hardware, so I think I'll post it here. Second, I noticed my Laptop's charger pin is getting warm. I had this Laptop and its charger for the past 2 years with no issues and I use it for 3D modelling and graphics demanding games.
I just noticed today, that the laptop's charger pin was hot, but not hot that it can burn my skin, but hot that it felt like another person's skin, after a session of using Blender. Since the laptop is almost 2 years old, I'm worried that my laptop's charger might be over-stressed with the task of 3D Rendering. I do have a habit of leaving my chargers plugged into the wall, except for the laptop charger. Every time I know I'm gonna be gone from my room for more than 5 minutes, I unplug the charger from the wall and laptop, to sort-of let it 'rest'.
As of the time of the writing of this post, the laptop charger is currently plugged in and charging the laptop. It's currently only slightly warmer than my computer mouse, with the laptop not doing anything resource intensive. There has been no issues regarding charging(no sudden disconnections, or battery errors of any form).
I did read around Google that a warm laptop charger is fine, especially when the laptop is being charged and used at the same time. But since I use my laptop for 3D Renders, mine might be different.
It might help to say that the Charger Port is next to the Laptop's Exhaust, where most of the heat are in an Alienware 17R3.
Please tell me if I'm just being paranoid(Not an exaggeration)
Edited by Andre_Castillo14, 18 July 2018 - 09:42 AM.