Question Temps constantly at 75 °C (167 °F) on a laptop from 2013, is there a way to lower the temps?

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I have started to game a bit in this laptop, it's a toaster PC from 2013 but it's the only thing i got right now. Is there a way to lower temps or to improve performance even by a little bit? I have a cooling pad below the laptop, but it doesn't seem to be doing much as temps are mostly the same without it. Temps don't get below 65°c (150 f) at all, they mostly stay on 75 (167 f) to 80 °c (176 f) and my gaming performance hasn't been good. I know there ain't much that can be done but any help would be great.

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Do not worry too much about temperatures.
Modern processors monitor their temperatures and will throttle or shut off if it detects a dangerous temperature.
That is about 100c. for intel and 95c. for ryzen.
A minimum temperature of 70c, indicates something wrong with your cpu cooler.
Is the fan running?
Are airways clear?
It may be time to reapply the thermal paste. After some 8 years, it may have dried up.

And... If you replace your HDD with a ssd, your overall performance will be most satisfying.
 
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open it up and clean the fan? redo the thermal paste
I might try that later


Do not worry too much about temperatures.
Modern processors monitor their temperatures and will throttle or shut off if it detects a dangerous temperature.
That is about 100c. for intel and 95c. for ryzen.
A minimum temperature of 70c, indicates something wrong with your cpu cooler.
Is the fan running?
Are airways clear?
It may be time to reapply the thermal paste. After some 8 years, it may have dried up.

And... If you replace your HDD with a ssd, your overall performance will be most satisfying.
Yeah the fan's running, but it's pretty hot from outside, i tried undervolting it a few months ago but i didn't even get to try since my cpu is too old apparently so my only option i think is to reapply the thermal paste as you guys said, in a few weeks maybe ill try replacing it, or just stay with this performance, the lappy's been like this for a long time, and i have seen people saying thats just how its built but its starting to bother me a bit that i cant play any game even at 800x600
And i would replace the HDD with an SSD but i just replaced the HDD since it died a month ago, couldn't buy an SSD though
 
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In windows power management try reducing the max cpu from 100% to 99%
I assume you are gaming while plugged in?
alright ill try that and yeah i keep the laptop plugged in all the time i know it ain't good for the battery but i won't be using the pc for long.
 

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