Question 2.30GHz processor running at 3.8GHz (95 degrees C while gaming). Wheres the problem?

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http://prntscr.com/pl7qqq this screenshot shows basically it all, the processor info and everything. I did overclocking with MSI Afterburner earlier today because I thought that will help fix FPS drops every few seconds while I play games, but I found out that it is because of the too hot CPU (I found out it is around 95 celsius degrees)

I started monitoring it and saw this (check the screenshot). I fully uninstalled the MSI Afterburner, though. I had the lags while gaming for like a week now. Any help or ideas what this might be? I am afraid that underclocking can void my warranty
 
The 8300H has a single core boost speed up to 4.0GHz so nothing wrong with the cpu. What exact laptop? Unfortunately many suffer overheating while gaming even though sold as gaming laptops. Some people try undervolting to reduce heat or using FPS limiters to limit cpu load and therefore heat.
 
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The 8300H has a single core boost speed up to 4.0GHz so nothing wrong with the cpu. What exact laptop? Unfortunately many suffer overheating while gaming even though sold as gaming laptops. Some people try undervolting to reduce heat or using FPS limiters to limit cpu load and therefore heat.
The laptop is https://www.links.hr/hr/prijenosno-racunalo-hp-pavilion-17-4rn22ea-core-i5-8300h-dvdrw-8gb-1000gb-128gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4gb-17-3-led-fhd-freedos-crno-015000171
It is in Croatian so you may have to translate it. The only difference between this and the one I got is that mine had Windows 10 preinstalled.
I used that laptop for 5 months now.
I saw on the CPU World website that my processor would go up to 100 celsius degrees, and also read somewhere that when it reaches over 95 it throtles and produces lag while I am gaming.
 

RodroX

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Thats basically how the CPU should work, 2.3GHz Base Clock, up to 4.0GHz Boost Clock, (https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134876/intel-core-i5-8300h-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-00-ghz.html)

According to this (https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/core_i5/i5-8300h) and this (https://www.ultrabookreview.com/19374-intel-core-i5-8300h-benchmarks/) that CPU is able to boost all 4 cores up to 3.9GHz.

Also yes, at soon as CPU reach a specified temp it will throttle down the speed to protect itself from damaging.

If I were you, I will uninstall every single monitor software (or keep them off), and download and run hwinfo 64 portable (https://www.hwinfo.com/download/), sensors only option. Then I will go into a game and play.
hwinfo will keep track of the max temps while playing games and also max frecuency (theres a button that allows you to clear the Min/Max values which is a good idea to press before launching the game).

Now, how long have you used this notebook ? Dust inside the unit, something blocking the vents or using it on a soft surface (pillow) can also generate heat.
 
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Thats basically how the CPU should work, 2.3GHz Base Clock, up to 4.0GHz Boost Clock, (https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134876/intel-core-i5-8300h-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-00-ghz.html)

According to this (https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/core_i5/i5-8300h) and this (https://www.ultrabookreview.com/19374-intel-core-i5-8300h-benchmarks/) that CPU is able to boost all 4 cores up to 3.9GHz.

Also yes, at soon as CPU reach a specified temp it will throttle down the speed to protect itself from damaging.

If I were you, I will uninstall every single monitor software (or keep them off), and download and run hwinfo 64 portable (https://www.hwinfo.com/download/), sensors only option. Then I will go into a game and play.
hwinfo will keep track of the max temps while playing games and also max frecuency (theres a button that allows you to clear the Min/Max values which is a good idea to press before launching the game).

Now, how long have you used this notebook ? Dust inside the unit, something blocking the vents or using it on a soft surface (pillow) can also generate heat.
Thank you. I will try the steps tomorrow (10;48 Pm here, late). I used it for 5 months (purchased late April) and never cleaned any dust.

The one thing I want to mention is that when I use it for everyday things (surfing, youtube, etc. I use only the laptop and when I am gaming I connect it to a monitor using HDMI cable.)
 

Ketchup79

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As sizzling stated, these CPUs can get very hot, and even more-so in a laptop. There are laptop coolers on the market, which may help. If you use the laptop in a dusty environment, compressed air is your friend. The 1050 is a decent graphics chip, but it really depends what you are expecting out of it. However, if you are finding that the same games you were playing suddenly got slower, a good dusting is a good place to start.
 

derekullo

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The laptop is https://www.links.hr/hr/prijenosno-racunalo-hp-pavilion-17-4rn22ea-core-i5-8300h-dvdrw-8gb-1000gb-128gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4gb-17-3-led-fhd-freedos-crno-015000171
It is in Croatian so you may have to translate it. The only difference between this and the one I got is that mine had Windows 10 preinstalled.
I used that laptop for 5 months now.
I saw on the CPU World website that my processor would go up to 100 celsius degrees, and also read somewhere that when it reaches over 95 it throtles and produces lag while I am gaming.
Just to clarify.

Running the CPU at 95°C is a very very very bad idea.

At 95°C the CPU would have already been trying to throttle itself to get to a safer temperature.

The absolute maximum I would run my CPU at an is 80°C with most at 70°C maximum

Getting all the way up to 95°C just shows that its cooling system isn't strong enough due to a number of things such as overclocking, a thick layer of dust blocking the intake/exhaust ports, the computer sitting on a bed that is blocking the intake/exhaust ports ...

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134876/intel-core-i5-8300h-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-00-ghz.html

The important statistic on this page is the T junction.

(Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.)

When that T junction hits 100°C the computer will shut off.

It won't give any prompts it will just shut off.

This is why 95°C is so bad, you are literally on the edge of having the CPU overheating and automatically powering itself off to avoid damaging itself.
 
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Just to clarify.

Running the CPU at 95°C is a very very very bad idea.

At 95°C the CPU would have already been trying to throttle itself to get to a safer temperature.

The absolute maximum I would run my CPU at an is 80°C with most at 70°C maximum

Getting all the way up to 95°C just shows that its cooling system isn't strong enough due to a number of things such as overclocking, a thick layer of dust blocking the intake/exhaust ports, the computer sitting on a bed that is blocking the intake/exhaust ports ...

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134876/intel-core-i5-8300h-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-00-ghz.html

The important statistic on this page is the T junction.

(Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.)

When that T junction hits 100°C the computer will shut off.

It won't give any prompts it will just shut off.

This is why 95°C is so bad, you are literally on the edge of having the CPU overheating and automatically powering itself off to avoid damaging itself.
Then how can I cool it down?
 

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Then how can I cool it down?
Try giving the fans and heat sink a blast with a can of compressed air to clear any dust. Don't shake the can and test spray away from you laptop to make sure only air and no propellant is coming out.

Open Control Panel, set to small icons, click on the Power Options link, click on the link to whichever plan is in use, click Change advanced power settings, expand processor power management, expand System cooling policy, make sure both battery and plugged in are set to Active. In the same section you can also try lowering the Maximum Processor State to see if that helps keep the temps down and thus stop the throttling.
 

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