what's a "dangerous" temperature for a laptop?

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what's a "dangerous" temperature for a laptop?

Post by peeddrroo » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:11 pm

mine is currently at 67°C
is that risky?

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Post by hoffman2k » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:25 pm

Dual g5 with eleven-ish ventilators is spinning like mad overhere.
Cpu's don't go over 50°C

67°C Sounds very hot though....
Europe is cooking, so don't fry your laptop ;)

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Post by hambone1 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:31 pm

It depends on which component it is. Some are more heat-sensitive than others.

Right now, my CPU A is 53º C, CPU B 52º C, and Memory Controller Heatsink 72º C.

The CPU temp goes up when launching a CPU-intensive function, though, sometimes up to 65º C.
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Post by forge » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:31 pm

it totally depends on your chip architechture

google it there are apps around for checking temperature and managing it, and a few charts that show you key known brands of laptop/cpu and what temp they run at

some run at 85% so I wouldnt freak out

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Post by forge » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:34 pm

and also, when I moved to queensland I started getting crashes - so I went and bought a laptop stand and it helped - but now it's winter and I havent needed it for a couple of months

so they do overheat, but being in northern europe you probably wont have to worry for too much longer, laptop stands are cheap though so you could get one for summer

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Post by peeddrroo » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:35 pm

when switching from "maximum performance" to "optimized", the temperature goes from 67° to 52° in a couple of minutes, without any app running... 8O

gonna try cleaning the heat sink...

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Post by hambone1 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:37 pm

Backup... backup... backup...

But then, I'm sure you're doing that already! :wink:

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Post by forge » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:45 pm

peeddrroo wrote:when switching from "maximum performance" to "optimized", the temperature goes from 67° to 52° in a couple of minutes, without any app running... 8O

gonna try cleaning the heat sink...
no it just means it's throttling down th ecpu probably from maximum to 2/3rds or something - that's like power management settings right?

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Post by DJ VAKIS » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:48 pm

Where can i dowload any software for the temperature for free?
For mac computer please.
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Post by peeddrroo » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:47 pm

just one word if you're experiencing laptop heat problem.
first thing, get a dry air blower, and blow your fans/heatsink, even from the outside of the laptop (no need to tear it open).

i did it, and the max temperature decreased by about 10°C!

good to know in this heatwave period....

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Post by sqook » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:54 pm

forge wrote:it totally depends on your chip architechture

google it there are apps around for checking temperature and managing it, and a few charts that show you key known brands of laptop/cpu and what temp they run at

some run at 85% so I wouldnt freak out
Ditto. My macbook regularly cooks at 85degC when running builds or other high-CPU tasks. I've found that setting my laptop up like a tent (so that it makes an upside-down V on the table) will cool it down to base temperature in a matter of minutes if it starts to overheat.

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Post by tomperson » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:03 pm

But then again, macbooks are like ovens. They don't even call them "laptops" anymore at apple, they are officially now "notebooks". :evil:
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Post by Angstrom » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:50 pm

my laptop gets up to about 80 degrees C , maximum, in this summer heat it is at that.

Been OK so far!

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Temperature monitor for Mac OS X...

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Post by joesapo » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:57 pm

If you put it on your lap and your penis catches fire, that is too hot.

Just FYI

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