Overheating CPU at idle

LeController

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I am running on a laptop with Windows 7. All 4 of my CPUs run at about 65-70 Celsius at idle, with no programs running. This affects my laptop's performance greatly and renders some games which used to be fine before this issue, unplayable. It is also worth noting that after a restart, everything is fine, and all games run perfectly for a short while.
 

blasc

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from what i've read around, that laptop suffers from very high temps, since the cooling system can't handle the CPU thermal output.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-msi-ge60-2013-owners-lounge.722196/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-msi-ge60-2013-owners-lounge.722196/page-8#post-9252907

The suggestion of the guys at this forum, is to try to undervolt the CPU and maybe even underclock in order to get decent temperatures, using IETU (printscreen from that same forum):

http://forum.notebookreview.com/attachments/untitled-png.111775/

one of the posts i saw there, was that the solution the user had to go to, was removing the backplate, and use it allways on a laptop cooler (lol).

other used high quality thermal paste, replacing the original one, and managed to cut down some degrees..


tell us how it went.
 

blasc

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have you ever opened your laptop and cleaned it?

Also, how old is the laptop. if it is more than 4 years old, the problem may be in the thermal paste, that should be replaced.

Finally, please put here the model and brand of the laptop.
 

LeController

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I very recently opened it and checked for any dust and found none. This laptop is an MSi GE60 2OE and I purchased it a year ago.

 

blasc

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from what i've read around, that laptop suffers from very high temps, since the cooling system can't handle the CPU thermal output.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-msi-ge60-2013-owners-lounge.722196/
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-msi-ge60-2013-owners-lounge.722196/page-8#post-9252907

The suggestion of the guys at this forum, is to try to undervolt the CPU and maybe even underclock in order to get decent temperatures, using IETU (printscreen from that same forum):

http://forum.notebookreview.com/attachments/untitled-png.111775/

one of the posts i saw there, was that the solution the user had to go to, was removing the backplate, and use it allways on a laptop cooler (lol).

other used high quality thermal paste, replacing the original one, and managed to cut down some degrees..


tell us how it went.
 

LeController

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This is interesting, the thing that gets me is that I have been running extremely intensive games for a year now with no overheating issues whatsoever, and the fact that it runs well for a while after booting up.
As for undervolting and underclocking, I will consider it if the issue is persistent after performing a fresh install of windows and maybe even replacing some components. Thanks a lot for your help!
 

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The main problem with some notebooks of the line is defective heatpipe. I changed the pipe and the temp. under load has been ever since always under 90C, even with freq. lock at 3.2 Ghz(max. 3.5 but i find it too much for the cpu and 3.0 Ghz is more than sufficient). Over 90C it goes only in stresstesting with prime95. The problem is not a thermal grease or some dust in the cooling system, but the heatpipe. The manufacture ignores the issue often, telling the temp. under 105C is ok, but it is not how it is supposed to be. 105C is the throttling temp and it never rises higher due to throttling. Normal temp under load for ge60 is 90-92C, depending on room temp., load level and chosen freq.
 

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