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What are very safe temperatures for laptops?

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by nadizo, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. nadizo

    nadizo Notebook Consultant

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    My NP8170 gets from 40-55C idle
    and while gaming, 70-89C

    I wanted to knwo if the 80s and 90s is doing damage to the video card because 90C degrees is like over 200F degrees! If it is I can always lower the AA because i usually play on 8xAA and 4xAA looks the same to me... i have a 580m thanks.
     
  2. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    this is an old post but it gives an idea what to watch out for.

     
  3. Larry@LPC-Digital

    Larry@LPC-Digital Company Representative

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    Actually the factory has said that these new GPU's like the 580M and the 6990M can handle the temps you are posting above.

    Even 90C is considered acceptable when doing intense gaming or benchmarking :)
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  4. redrazor11

    redrazor11 Formerly waterwizard11

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    The worst temperature for a laptop can be is ambient temperature. Because that means you're not using it :p
     
  5. nadizo

    nadizo Notebook Consultant

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    I feel like 86C is too hot for a laptop gpu. Can someone proove me wrong?
     
  6. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Virtuoso

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    I can, my GPU has be running like that for 2 years, sometimes even hotter.

    This is not the average consumer laptop, this is a gaming laptop with a lot of power. It is designed to withstand more stress and higher temperatures. You simply cannot compare the two. True gaming laptops are in a league of their own.

    Now to answer your thread:

    - GPU - between 85 and 94 C is considered normal temperatures for GPUs in gaming laptops, but if you wish to be on the safe side, it's best not to go above 90C. So as long as you are below 90C even on a hot summer day, there is nothing to worry about.

    -CPU - Normal temperatures are considered as long as the CPU does not exceed 85-90C. Above 90C is no longer considered normal temperature. Again, if you never go beyond 80C with your CPU at full throttle on hot summer day there is nothing to worry about. Even if you go beyond 90C, the CPU/BIOS will automatically down clock for a few second in order to cool down.

    - HDD - Should best say below 50C, but in extreme conditions 55C is also acceptable, anything beyond that is bad.
     
  7. nadizo

    nadizo Notebook Consultant

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    Does high temperature have an effect on a video cards performance?

    Because when im gaming and my temps get to around 80-90C I feel like the Frames Per Second are dropped .
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan NBR Moderator Moderator

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    Yes and no.

    It is true for only the 580m, which is set to throttle at 80'c, which is IMO ridiculous considering that it is a flagship GPU.

    Your GPU is normal, it's just that nVidia made it so.
     
  9. Partizan

    Partizan Notebook Deity

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    In my experience: it depends on the card, or the brand (or both).

    With my nvidia 8600m gt (the 7 and 8 series are known for dying) I reached temps of 92-94 celcius, and got particles/artifacts/rainbow sparks/purple triangle lines. But only in cod4, and the card never died while I abused it insanely for 3 years (in the summer I put icepacks on my laptop to keep it somewhat from exploding xD).

    With my ati hd4670 (downclocked at 1.1v 600mhz) I get the same temps (when playing AC 2 and Brotherhood), but have no problems whatsoever.

    I have no experience with the nvidia 580m, but I'm surprised you have such high temps in one of the best cooled laptops. Being a bit sceptical towards nvidia's overal card quality, i'd repast the gpu (and if the cpu uses the same heatsink, repaste it too), even downvolt it a bit. It might give you a minor performance hit, but you will probably barely notice it and it might extend the life of your gpu significantly.

    Edit: about the cpu, my t7300 also reached temps of 92-94 celcius for significant periods of time, still works fine ^^
     

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