Help Me! Laptop Heating Up

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Droplet, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Droplet

    Droplet Totally Ordinary Human

    Steam:

    I got myself a Dell G5 15 about 5 months ago and everything was running fine up until the past week where my laptop started getting really hot.
    I decided to check out the temperature using CoreTemp. The temperature goes up to 98 Degrees Celcius while I'm playing Team Fortress 2.
    Would really help if someone has a proper suggestion on how to cool it down.
    Here are the specs of the laptop:
    Intel i7-8750H
    Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 with Max-Q Design
    16GB RAM
     
  2. JayDee

    JayDee Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    do the fans work?
     
  3. Droplet

    Droplet Totally Ordinary Human

    Steam:

    yes
     
  4. Maddo

    Maddo Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    First thing to check is airflow..
    Make sure air can get to the fans. Even a partially covered inlet or outlet can raise temp considerably.
     
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  5. Jermaphobe

    Jermaphobe Moderator Contributor Legendary Mapper

    Steam:

    Dust in the vents can cause heat to insulate and cause overheat. The thermal paste on the CPU/GPU may be dried out, needing a new coat of thermal paste
     
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