Help Me! Laptop Heating Up

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

  1. Droplet

    Droplet Totally Ordinary Human

    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

    do the fans work?
  3. Droplet

    Droplet Totally Ordinary Human

  4. Maddo

    Maddo Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    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

    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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