• Now's your chance win big! Join our community and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Join here.

    Pi Cast Episode 3 streams live on Tuesday, August 4th at 2:30 pm ET (7:30 PM BST). Watch live right here!

    Catch Scharon on the Tom's Hardware Show live on Thursday, August 6th at 2:00 pm ET (7:00 PM BST). Click here!

Question Laptop running too hot all the time

kimos32

Reputable
Aug 11, 2016
10
0
4,510
0
Hey, I've had this laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 3521) for some time now and recently it started getting too hot, even when idle.
It idles on 50~65°C and goes as high as 95°C when gaming.
It might have to do with the recent RAM and SSD upgrades.
I also tried cleaning it, applied new thermal paste, and made sure the fan is working.

Laptop specs:
CPU: i7-3537U @ 2 GHz
GPU1: Radeon HD 8500/8700M (Dedicated)
GPU2: Intel HD 4000
RAM: 8 GB (4GB before upgrade)
Storage: Kingston SA400 480GB SSD
+ WDC WD7500BPVT 700GB (installed in place of CD Drive)

Does external weather temperature affect it much and how worried should I be?
 
Jun 30, 2020
26
4
35
0
Do you use it while its being hit by sunlight? If yes thats yours problem as the exterior of the laptop will absorb the heat, if not try using it in a place with good airflow and try to raise it up a bit, dont rest it on a surface that conductd heat and use it in a cold area to help cooling.
Hopefully my answer helps you.
 
Reactions: kimos32

kimos32

Reputable
Aug 11, 2016
10
0
4,510
0
Yeah, no sunlight or anything, room is just a bit warm. I tried raising it a little but only had 2~3 degrees difference.
I just don't know if this is fine or I should be more worried.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS