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Old 06-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the standard temp for laptop cpu's to be running at? What is too high?
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Well I got worried today since my laptop went up to 80C while playing games and 40C when im not playing

because of this im planning on selling the laptop and getting a new one
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Moved to laptops as this is not a high performance upgrade topic.
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Mine runs ~60 when just idling (though I run Folding@Home, when it's truly idling it's usually 40-50). When gaming, it goes up to 70 or so. I did a test to see how well my laptop cooler improved CPU temps when running dual core stress test. Here's what I wrote down while it was running:

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Originally Posted by laptop test notes

On desk:
Both CPU's past 71 deg C at 1:50
Both CPU's at 72 deg C at 2:00
Both CPU's at 73 deg C at 2:30
Both CPU's at 74 deg C at 2:40
Fan kicks up to high speed at 3:09
Both CPU's at 76 deg C at 3:20
Both CPU's at 77 deg C at 3:40
Both CPU's at 78 dec C at 4:05
Underneath desk feels slightly warm at 6:00
Core 1 hits 80 deg C at 7:05, 2 hits 80 at 7:20
both cores at 81 deg C at 7:35
Fan kicks up again at 7:55, both cores at 83
8:35, both cores hit 84 deg C
By 9:30, seem to level off at 83 deg (fan on high)
10:00 - TEST ENDED

On cooler (cooler fans off):
CPU cooled to 50/50 before placed on cooler
Test started, 56/53
Both cores at 60 C at 22 seconds
Fan increases at 33 seconds
Both cores at 65 C at 47 seconds
68/68 at 1:20
both at 69, 1:34
both at 70 deg C at 1:50
71/70 at 2:11
72/71 at 2:23
both at 72 at 2:34
at 3:00, 74/74
both at 75 at 3:35
fan kicks up again at 3:40
both at 76 at 4:03
both at 77 at 4:32
drop down around 75 at 4:50
76/76 at 5:20
76/76 at 5:45
6:25, 76/76
76/76 at 7:00
76/76 at 7:20
78/78 at 7:35
both 79 at 7:52
both 80 at 8:14
8:50, 80/80
9:00, 80/80
both at 81 at 9:10
both at 78 at 9:30
seems to average out around 78 to 80 at 9:30 to 10:00
10:00 - TEST ENDED

On cooler (fans on):
CPU cooled to 43/42 before test
Cooler fans powered on
Test started at 43/42
55/51 at 14 sec
57/53 at 24 sec
58/55 at 31 sec
59/56 at 43 sec
61/59 at 57 sec
62/60 at 1:02
1:20, 63/62
1:40, system fan speeds up
65/62 at 1:52
65/64 at 2:00
67/65 at 2:15
69/68 at 3:00
70/68 at 3:10
71/70 at 3:25
71/71 at 3:50
73/72 at 4:05
72/72 at 5:10
73/72 at 7:00
74/73 at 7:28
74/75 at 8:20
fan kicks up at 8:40
74/75 at 9:00
75/75 at 9:10
74/74 at 9:29
TEST ENDED - 10:00
If you are concerned with laptop heat, I'd suggest buying a cooling pad. I have a Rosewill 7000W 17" dual-fan USB powered cooling pad that I tested in the text above. Other laptop coolers elevate the bottom of the laptop to allow more air to flow through bottom-mounted fan intake vents. The Rosewill cools the CPU very well, but hardly cools the GPU at all. This isn't good for gaming, but everything else is great. My GPU gets above 90 when gaming.
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Right now my laptop idles around 53~55 but under a load it reaches just around 70 and sometimes passes that. So i think i might get a cooling pad. What is a dangerously high temp?
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Over 80 i think
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Default Re: Standard laptop CPU temps

Yes, laptop CPU's are designed to stand higher temperatures since it is hard to fit adequate cooling into less than an inch thick of casing. The general safe temps for a laptop CPU is between 60-80C.
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But isnt that also the temperatures that Desktop CPU shouldnt reach over 80C when it is overclocked
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70C is for desktops.
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OK, thanks for the replies guys, now i know i have some breathing room.
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