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    Safe operating temp for laptop

    hello,

    I own an ASUS F3JA laptop, and the temperatures (CPU, both cores) commonly reach 75C, when gaming. Is this a safe sustained temperature, or am I pushing it?
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    Whilst it's certainly hot... 75°c is still acceptable for a laptop CPU under load
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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    What kind of CPU is in it and where are you getting the temp from ?
    I'm running a X7900 Extreme 2.8Ghz in my Dell XPS M1330 and the temp is usually around 55-65c peak, so it does seem quite high to me.

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Poot1873 View Post
    What kind of CPU is in it and where are you getting the temp from ?
    I'm running a X7900 Extreme 2.8Ghz in my Dell XPS M1330 and the temp is usually around 55c peak, so it does seem quite high to me.
    You WHAT!? Did you upgrade that yourself?

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    You WHAT!? Did you upgrade that yourself?
    Yup, there is very easy access to the cpu underneith the laptop, not a hard job at all.

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    They wouldn't even sell me mine with the 2.4GHz I ordered meh lol

    Might look into that, running very kool I have to say. What thermal compound did you use?

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    hello,

    I'm using a x1600 mobility, and a Duo T2300E.

    EDIT: I'm using speedfan to get the temp readings.
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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Sorry for the post hijacking !
    I used Artic Silver, the CPU is right under the larger panel on the underside, 4 screws hold it on. Once opened you will see the below, un-screw the GPU heatsink and the CPU is where No.3 is.




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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by AD-15 View Post
    hello,

    I'm using a x1600 mobility, and a Duo T2300E.

    EDIT: I'm using speedfan to get the temp readings.
    I got my temps using Core Temp, I find this quite reliable.

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Thanks for that. And no stability issues?

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Thanks for that. And no stability issues?
    Mine has been installed since November and i've had no stability issues at all, it works like a charm. On normal usage I'm getting around 2-3 hours on a 9 cell battery. I've not really tested battery power gaming or video editing.
    Just remember to buy a Santa Rose platform CPU.

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    I'm not going to look into right away nice to know there is an upgrade path though.

    The 2.2GHz gives me a good compomise between performance and battery right now

    The 1.6GHz with integrated is even better, it gives about 7 hours lol

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I'm not going to look into right away nice to know there is an upgrade path though.

    The 2.2GHz gives me a good compomise between performance and battery right now

    The 1.6GHz with integrated is even better, it gives about 7 hours lol
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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by AD-15 View Post
    I own an ASUS F3JA laptop, and the temperatures (CPU, both cores) commonly reach 75C, when gaming. Is this a safe sustained temperature, or am I pushing it?
    I had similar temps on my vaio and even tho it ran well for an entire year i decided to use a notebook cooler seeing as the warranty just expired.

    I use the antec notebook cooler which can be found here:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/61069

    great cooler...never get temps above 55c...idles around 35-40c in comparison to idleing around 50c without the cooler

    great purchase imo

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    My X31 1.6ghz undervolted lappy runs at about 40C idle but reaches 65c underload gets toasty!


    Have you tried undervolting the CPU?

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    Re: Safe operating temp for laptop

    hello,

    Will undervolting the CPU reduce the clock speed?

    About the notebook cooler, do you find it to be bulky at all?
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