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Old 08-04-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Question Seeking Temperature advice.

Hey all, I recently picked up a new laptop (Acer aspire 5552) for college. Now this fantastic computer is miles ahead of what I have been using (compaq presario 2200). However, I have a feeling the processor is running really hot for very little work. Its a phenom II 2x n660 and core temp tells me it runs idle 47-53c but under load it spikes up to about 68c. The thing has a record high of 82c. I keep my laptop elevated so the tiny fan has some air to catch but I have half a mind to reapply thermal paste to the thing.

So, any guru out there care to help a poor college kid who has been on google for the past hour?
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Seeking Temperature advice.

adding new thermal paste well definitely help. buy some quality paste and you will see those temps drop a bit.
i think 68 under load is fine, but going 82 is quide high. but by adding new paste i dont think you should worry too much about it as long you Remember to have the laptop elevated.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advise, I always hear people worrying about GPU temps and how they can safely float around 80. I just don't hear that much for CPU's. In a month or so when I replace the ram, I'll go ahead and replace the thermal comp.
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Still 82C is within spec, especially with laptops. Im sure it could take up till 85-90C, thermal paste would be a good idea. Get some shinetsu paste.
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