3840qm Idle Temps M17XR4

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  1. remedy1978

    remedy1978 Notebook Evangelist

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    Wondering what everyone else is seeing for idle temps. I am getting around 50 to 55 degrees Celsius.
     
  2. ShirokenTech

    ShirokenTech Notebook Enthusiast

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    My 3740QM idles around 50 so that sounds about right.
     
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    That's normal, no need to worry about those temps... How are they during gaming sessions?
     
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    remedy1978 Notebook Evangelist

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    Ran 3Dmark06 last night. Processor reached 92 degrees Celsius. Seems pretty high.
     
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    kakaroth1977 Notebook Geek

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    my same temp 50 56 °c in idle , 57 59 in web browsing but is very hot .

    In game 69-78°
     
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    Hmm i never reached 92 when i had it . Though i never ran 06 i ran Vantage and 3dmark 11 plenty of times and even with the stage 3 overclocking i think the highest temp i saw was 88 or 89 on the hottest core.

    You can always just loosen and re tighten the screws a little without repasting since they are so easily accessible. See if that helps improve your temps. It has MX-4 on it now.

    The 3840qm is a hot CPU and it would be hot even with a 3pipe heatsink in the M18x.

    I also always ran the machine elevated in the back and never using a cooler.
     
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    I'd probably re-paste if I was seeing 90°C+.
     
  8. remedy1978

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    Repasted with Prolimatech PK-1 and all is well. Max temps are now around 80 degrees Celsius.
     
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    That sounds more like it, I use it on a flat wooden surface with nothing to elevate the back and it never gets above 78-82 while gaming.
     
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