alienware m14x r2 gets to warm?

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  1. Mr.Snuffles

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    Hi all i think im haveing a strange issue with my alienware m14x r2 it was running slow lately (while playing some games) so i decide to chek the temps this was around 60/70 when idle so i decide to renew the coolpaste with succes, i also bought a cooling pad i hoped the issue was solved but i keep getting high tempratures around 40/50 when idle and around 105 or so when playing a game with unreal engine my fps keep around 32 or so

    are these tempratures to high for this laptop?
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    and if it is what can cause this problem?

    thanks in advance

    *edit* i think i found the solution my laptop used the intel chipset when i selected the nvidia control panel then select high performance nvidia processor and i set the texture filtering to High Quality it gave me 62 fps with medium settings i think this laptop just doesnt handle it to well but atleast it runs better then it did before XD
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Those temps are extremely high. I would strongly suggest re-seating the cooler again. The CPU shouldn't be going above 90*C under heavy load.
     
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    so it needs more coolpaste on the cpu? (dissasembly for this laptop took me a whole dayo_O) looks like i can plan in another day to put more coolpast on it? or is there another option that can resolve this problem?
     
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    Don't add a lot. The CPU only needs a small pea-size blob and the dGPU a bit more. Make sure you use good thermal paste and also make sure you have screwed in the cooler well. Contact needs to be good otherwise it won't work well.
     
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    alright thx in a few weeks i got vacation so i guess i will have a day to dissasamble the laptop (i will buy new coolpaste this time) and i hope that will solve this problem, because i remember few years back i felt like the laptop is more powerfull probably the heating issue is holding it back =-|
     
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    Well. Just as a warning - anything above 95*C is dangerous. Really, try to keep it under 90*C if possible. Use something like IC Diamond. A good quality non-conductive paste is vital.
     
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    alright thanks for the tips :) i will look into this i heard a friend of mine needs to clean a laptop to so in the vacation we will fix this issue and this time once and for all i hope :p
     
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