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Very new Sony Vaio SVE15112 running hot...

Discussion in 'Sony' started by ollyoxenfree, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. ollyoxenfree

    ollyoxenfree Notebook Enthusiast

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    Or so I think. Under load, the temperature for the entire chassis unit rises to 62 or 63 degrees celsius. Normal operating temperature not under load is barely into the 40s. I do have a "raiser platform" to allow the fan access to fresh air.

    My question is whether I am doing damage to my Vaio by running it in the 60s?

    Thank you in advance!

    i3-2370
    4 gigs RAM
    15.7" screen
    HD graphics 3000
     
  2. ollyoxenfree

    ollyoxenfree Notebook Enthusiast

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    100+ views and not a single person has any input??
     
  3. ngvuanh

    ngvuanh Notebook Deity

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    You are also "hot" just like your laptop.
    In just few hours and you want people have to have an answer for you?
    If you think it's hot and afraid damages to the laptop, bring back to where you bought it to get an exchange or return it.
    You may also have a chance to test others to see if they are hot like yours.
     
  4. ollyoxenfree

    ollyoxenfree Notebook Enthusiast

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    Why bother looking at a thread only to not reply? It's not as though it's a particularly difficult question, particularly for you masterminds.

    Before I do something as crazy as returning it to the vendor, I figured you fine folks would know something!
     
  5. darxide_sorcerer

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    62C is not hot at all. you're worrying too much.
     
  6. ollyoxenfree

    ollyoxenfree Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you! At what point SHOULD I worry? 80?
     
  7. darxide_sorcerer

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    even 80C is okay, but if it gets there, then you should start monitoring it. i play Battlefield 3, and it gets up to 85C on my laptop (which is still okay, by the way). these chips are designed to throttle or shutdown once they reach their critical temperatures (which is at or around 95C-100C).
     
  8. ollyoxenfree

    ollyoxenfree Notebook Enthusiast

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    That is very good news! Thank you :) I am thinking that on my desktop, the i3 processor has a stated maximum temperature of 69.1* C, so I was figuring it'd be somewhere around there for the mobile version as well.

    LAST question... is there any upgrade I can make to the GPU on this E series laptop or am I stuck with the HD 3000 integrated stuff?

    Thank you :D
     
  9. darxide_sorcerer

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    ^ that i don't know, tbh. if it doesn't come with a discreet GPU already, then i'm afraid you can't do anything about it, unless you go with an external GPU solution (i.e., using a desktop GPU, connected to the laptop through express card).
     
  10. ollyoxenfree

    ollyoxenfree Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ah, so because it doesn't have an ATi mobility card (or something along those lines), I am out of luck?

    I have seen the Village Instruments external adapter. That is an interesting solution... But the price is rather prohibitive! When you mention a desktop GPU connected to the laptop through an express card, I assume you mean something similar to the VI device, or is it something completely different?

    Thanks for all of your help!
     
  11. darxide_sorcerer

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    yes, but as far as i know, VI is out of business. see this thread for more info on DIY e-GPU solutions.
     
  12. ollyoxenfree

    ollyoxenfree Notebook Enthusiast

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    Alright, I'll read through that, although a cursory glance shows that it'll likely be way over my head in terms of getting it going.

    Last question, for real this time... Is it possible to upgrade this E15112 from current 4GB of RAM to 8GB? If so... where do I buy it?
     

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