Laptop temperature check: Your opinion please

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by phillo86, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. phillo86

    phillo86 New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a question concerning temperature. I use my laptop, a ThinkPad T460S, on a daily basis, mostly for basic statistical analyses. During work, I barely ever hear the laptop fan. However, when I play League of Legends (an online multiplayer game with 3D graphics), the fan gets very loud and the laptop gets hot. Since "hot" is not so specific, I measured the temperature in normal mode, using the freeware tool CPUID HWMonitor. I don't want to measure it in gaming mode as I want to hear your opinions first. Basically I want to ensure that playing doesn't destroy my laptop over time: It's my bread and butter for work and I don't have the cash currently to buy an extra gaming system.
    In normal mode (this means: I have Opera open with >10 tabs, I have MS Excel open, and the Windows Task Manager shows me that CPU is in use at 11% and Memory 26% and Disk 2%), I get the stats which I attached in these screenshots (https://ibb.co/mviEMa , https://ibb.co/jLVTga). The room the laptop is in is at what most people would consider normal room temperature.
    However, I cannot interpret this info simply due to a lack of technical knowledge on this subject. This is why I write here, since I'm hoping somebody on this board can answer me this:
    1. what is lenovo 20fas54d00?
    2. what is samsung mzk....?
    3. aren't these temperatures super high for the basic usage I just mentioned?
    4. what is the max. temperature at which the laptop can operate for hours in a row, without the laptop being damaged in the long run?
    Thanks lots in advance for sharing your expertise!
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Probably serial number of your laptop.

    Your SSD drive
    For being basically Idle, temps are kinda high.

    Max temp for that processor ( I assume its the 6600u) is 100 degrees Celcius, but honestly I would keep it below 80 degrees.

    You might want to check vents to make sure no dust is blocking them.
     
  3. phillo86

    phillo86 New Member

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    Thanks johnb35, I appreciate your answers.
    I checked in the device manager and yes, the processor is 6600u.
    Any hints where I can find a good guide on checking the vents? I never opened a laptop. (I know I could Google this, but I prefer asking the experts). Also, where would I find the info re. 100 being the max. temp?
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  5. phillo86

    phillo86 New Member

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    Thanks for your competence & speed, helped me a lot
     

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