I’m having some problems with my laptop overheating and shutting down after 15-40 minutes of gaming on any game..
Bare with me, I’m not computer savvy
Before I begin, my specs..
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz 2.13GHz (says ‘Mobile’ in advanced settings?)
Vista Home Premium 64-bit
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
My laptop has never had any problems with playing games at high settings at all, and had never over heated before, it only happened once when playing Mine craft, which I found weird since it’s a small game with meager graphics. Yet it made my laptop over heat and crash, and since then my laptop can’t handle any game for any length of time without getting incredibly hot and shutting down. I had been playing high end games for hours long before I had played Mine craft, apparently Mine craft stresses out Dual Cores but I’m not sure.. Anyway;
What I’ve tried..
- I’ve used laptop coolers that go under the laptop, but they aren’t powerful enough to cool it down.
- I attempted to clean the fan, but there is no independent casing for the fan, I’d have to remove the whole backing which I wasn’t willing to do. (I’m not knowledgeable enough to risk damaging it.)
- I’ve had my HUGE industrial fan that can blow tornado-like strength winds into the vent, which seems to make it last a while, but gives me a cold lol.
So I used CPUID to test the temperatures of my CPU and graphics card to see what temps they were reaching. In this test I was playing Total War Shogun 2 for about 15 minutes.
Resting CPU Temperature: 53C 53C (2 CPUs)
After 15 minutes of gaming: 79C 79C (2 CPUs)
Resting Graphics Card Temp: 53C
After 15 minutes of gaming: 96C
Resting RAM Temp: 35C
After 15 minutes of gaming: 41C
They all cooled down to resting temp after about 5-10 minutes once the game was stopped.
It seems the Graphics card is getting the biggest beating, and the CPU looks to be hotter than it should during game play, but my question is what is causing this? How do I fix this? And is this really bad?
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post, I know people need lots of info when it comes to computer help, so here it is Thanks