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Old 07-16-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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I have an MSI Notebook GX610 with AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 processor. During power saver mode, both cores are 50C degrees. When I switch to high performance mode, they both jump to as high as 80 degrees. Now I have checked inside, there were barely any dust but I still cleaned the fan up a bit with a can of compressed air. I've also checked to see if the thermal paste on my CPU has dried up but it has not. It is still soft. My fan is working perfectly. I always use a notebook cooler. I can not think of any other way why my CPU is overheating? Please help.

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I've also checked to see if the thermal paste on my CPU has dried up but it has not. It is still soft
To be able to check that you would have had to take the cooler off. When you do this you must re-apply new thermal paste.

Make sure you clean both the surface of the cooler and the CPU thoroughly before applying the new thermal paste.

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To be able to check that you would have had to take the cooler off. When you do this you must re-apply new thermal paste.

Make sure you clean both the surface of the cooler and the CPU thoroughly before applying the new thermal paste.
Thanks for replying. :) I've just reapplied new thermal paste on it. :| The temperature has still not changed. Just wondering, but on this website it says that my CPU's maximum temperature is 95C degrees.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD...L60HAX5DM.html

Is it not overheating after all?
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max temp will be when the system shuts of but the system will start to throttle i.e low the speed long before that to save power and reduce heat.
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Just for interests sake, try this. Instead of using the cooler, prop the laptop up by placing a book or something under the rear, making sure not to block any vents when doing so. This will allow air to circulate more freely through those vents. I've found that some of the laptop coolers that allow the laptop to lay flat are useless, and the fans usually just blow a bit of air against the laptop case, they don't do anything to aid internal ventilation. As an added bonus, the raised rear makes for a much better keyboard angle, and a nice typing experience.
If you notice a large difference in temps, then look for a cooler that does the same, but a little more stably than just propping it up.

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