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Ney10Ney10 Posts: 53Member Troubleshooter
edited July 11 in Predator Laptops
Is it normal to have 91-95C temperature on both gpu and cpu while playing games?
Edit: I'm using helios 300 i5 gtx1060

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  • M4rdockM4rdock Posts: 84 Fixer
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    I have no idea, i use arctic mx4 but i think i can assume its definetly better than acer stock paste.
    If you have already repasted your laptop (and did it properly) then this temps are definetly too high.
    Try undervolting and using cooling pad and maybe do a clean install of windows.
    If this doesnt help then i have no idea what to do, you can either return it or accept it lol

    While cpu and gpu can get hot, they usually reach those temps only in benchmarks.

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  • M4rdockM4rdock Posts: 84Member Fixer
    Ney10 said:
    Is it normal to have 91-95C temperature on both gpu and cpu while playing games?
    Edit: I'm using helios 300 i5 gtx1060
    From what i gathered, these are "normal" temperatures for H300 units and many people have this problem.
    But this temperature is definetly unhealthy and will reduce performance of your laptop.
    You have 3 options -
    1. Buy good cooling pad, it can reduce temperature by 5-10C.
    2. Repaste it - best option, can reduce temp even up to 20C.
    Link - 
    3. In worst case scenario you can undervolt your cpu. 
  • Ney10Ney10 Posts: 53Member Troubleshooter
    M4rdock said:
    Ney10 said:
    Is it normal to have 91-95C temperature on both gpu and cpu while playing games?
    Edit: I'm using helios 300 i5 gtx1060
    From what i gathered, these are "normal" temperatures for H300 units and many people have this problem.
    But this temperature is definetly unhealthy and will reduce performance of your laptop.
    You have 3 options -
    1. Buy good cooling pad, it can reduce temperature by 5-10C.
    2. Repaste it - best option, can reduce temp even up to 20C.
    Link - 
    3. In worst case scenario you can undervolt your cpu. 
    I already repasted the my cpu and gpu. This is my thermal paste https://www.amazon.in/Cooler-Master-Thermal-MasterGel-MGY-OSSG-N15M-R1/dp/B01JME9ASC .
    Is it good enough?
  • M4rdockM4rdock Posts: 84Member Fixer
    Accepted Answer
    I have no idea, i use arctic mx4 but i think i can assume its definetly better than acer stock paste.
    If you have already repasted your laptop (and did it properly) then this temps are definetly too high.
    Try undervolting and using cooling pad and maybe do a clean install of windows.
    If this doesnt help then i have no idea what to do, you can either return it or accept it lol

    While cpu and gpu can get hot, they usually reach those temps only in benchmarks.
  • Ney10Ney10 Posts: 53Member Troubleshooter
    M4rdock said:
    I have no idea, i use arctic mx4 but i think i can assume its definetly better than acer stock paste.
    If you have already repasted your laptop (and did it properly) then this temps are definetly too high.
    Try undervolting and using cooling pad and maybe do a clean install of windows.
    If this doesnt help then i have no idea what to do, you can either return it or accept it lol

    While cpu and gpu can get hot, they usually reach those temps only in benchmarks.
    Thanks a lot for helping!
  • sri369sri369 Posts: 985Member Seasoned Specialist
    Ney10 said:
    Is it normal to have 91-95C temperature on both gpu and cpu while playing games?
    Edit: I'm using helios 300 i5 gtx1060
    Mine is a G3-572 (i7 and 1060).

    It used to go to 90 while playing most AAA games on ultra.
    What I did was:
    1. Use throttle stop, and set voltages a little lower - 0.125 to be exact.
    2. Lifted the laptop height by about 0.75-1 inch using felt pads under feet (could have been corrected by designing air intake to the sides of laptop than underside).
    3. Sometimes use a USB fan directed to area above the F1-F-12 keys, when playing high load for long duration.

    This got the temps down by about 10-15 degrees.

    Now my "normal load" (browsing, movies, videos, normal day to day work) temps are around 40-50C, and gaming temps are around 60-75, spikes to 80-85. And this is pretty reasonable.
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  • Ney10Ney10 Posts: 53Member Troubleshooter
    sri369 said:
    Ney10 said:
    Is it normal to have 91-95C temperature on both gpu and cpu while playing games?
    Edit: I'm using helios 300 i5 gtx1060
    Mine is a G3-572 (i7 and 1060).

    It used to go to 90 while playing most AAA games on ultra.
    What I did was:
    1. Use throttle stop, and set voltages a little lower - 0.125 to be exact.
    2. Lifted the laptop height by about 0.75-1 inch using felt pads under feet (could have been corrected by designing air intake to the sides of laptop than underside).
    3. Sometimes use a USB fan directed to area above the F1-F-12 keys, when playing high load for long duration.

    This got the temps down by about 10-15 degrees.

    Now my "normal load" (browsing, movies, videos, normal day to day work) temps are around 40-50C, and gaming temps are around 60-75, spikes to 80-85. And this is pretty reasonable.
    I already tried repasting and undervolting. I still get 95C :( I'm playing dota 2 at max settings and I get 60-90fps only with 95C temperature. Can reformating my laptop help?
  • Ney10Ney10 Posts: 53Member Troubleshooter
    UPDATE: I think it's my GPU that's causing this overheating. I did a stress test on my cpu and it's on 58-62C only. Any tips?
  • sri369sri369 Posts: 985Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited July 11
    @Ney10
    GPU...
    Witcher 3 on ultra: with nividia hairworks turned on GPU was at a constant 95% plus. With hairworks turned off, it got down to 70%.

    Try scaling down things you do not use nor notice much... also keep in mind, this is a laptop so we cannot push it to limits like we do on desktops.
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  • M4rdockM4rdock Posts: 84Member Fixer
    Ney10 said:
    UPDATE: I think it's my GPU that's causing this overheating. I did a stress test on my cpu and it's on 58-62C only. Any tips?
    If your gpu is overheating in games like dota and you did clean install of windows 10 with newest drivers i would consider sending it to repair.
    Especially since its usually intel cpu's that get MUCH hotter than gpu's.

    Also good idea is to try w3 as sri said, but when i was playing witcher 3 on my laptop with 1060 it was still cpu that was considerably hotter.

  • Ney10Ney10 Posts: 53Member Troubleshooter
    M4rdock said:
    Ney10 said:
    UPDATE: I think it's my GPU that's causing this overheating. I did a stress test on my cpu and it's on 58-62C only. Any tips?
    If your gpu is overheating in games like dota and you did clean install of windows 10 with newest drivers i would consider sending it to repair.
    Especially since its usually intel cpu's that get MUCH hotter than gpu's.

    Also good idea is to try w3 as sri said, but when i was playing witcher 3 on my laptop with 1060 it was still cpu that was considerably hotter.

    I used XTU to stress test my CPU and it was only 58-62C. When I play games like dota 2 and PUBG, I'm getting 93-95C temperature both CPU and GPU. It's so sad that I have this issue. :(
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