Help Me! Laptop Heating Up

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

  1. Droplet

    Droplet Totally Ordinary Human FF2 Balancer

    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?
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  3. Droplet

    Droplet Totally Ordinary Human FF2 Balancer

  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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  6. Darrion Tremblay

    Darrion Tremblay Unremarkable User

    Sometimes it caused by the heating of processor,
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  7. Snitch Bitch

    Snitch Bitch Spectacularly Lethal Soldier Contributor

    If you have the time, skills and tools, possibly look how to take it apart and blow out the dust in the fans and, if you can, reapply the thermal paste on your cpu and gpu
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  8. ♥Flandre♥

    ♥Flandre♥ Sufficiently Lethal Scout

    2 ways to cool down your Laptop & Desktop If Resolve.

    1. Clean your device storage and delete temporary files.

    2. Scan your anti-virus then remove virus so CPU gets cooling down.

    2 ways to fix your TF2

    1. Verify Files

    2. Uninstall and delete Team Fortress 2 Folder and Reinstall it.

    My CPU always cooler but sometimes i have same problem of my CPU keeps overheating while i was playing tf2. So, I decided to scan my virus and remove it and clean my device storage. but now I have 7% CPU running.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2021
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  9. Drezki

    Drezki Uncharitable Spy Contributor

    these are wrong, unless you're dumb enough to get a virus that specifically targets your hardware
    secondly tf2 had nothing to do with this, it was just the vice for what was causing the temps

    only commenting to clarify these "facts"
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  10. Jermaphobe

    Jermaphobe Moderator Contributor Legendary Mapper

    Mom help a PC virus made my CPU cooler dust up and catch on fire
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