Techies – laptop running at 85 degrees C, will it die?
Yes, it will kill it, that’s really hot for a CPU I reckon.
You probably have two issues I reckon.
1) blocked cooling ducts or knackered fan
2) a process is running constantly thrashing your CPU making it really hot. Fan should not be running all the time, or if it is it should be on really low.Posted 4 years ago
1 – Looks clear from the outside (both inlet and outlet), but may whip the casing off at some point to be certain.
2 – Looking in the task manager there’s no process that really sticks out. Chrome is the only obvious one as it appears twice for whatever reason using 100,000k and 85,000k of memory. Still not wild numbers 😕Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Looking in the task manager there’s no process that really sticks out
Not everything it’s doing is in there. Also, by default it only shows you your processes not system ones – select ‘show processes from all users’.
And the green graph on the ‘performance’ tab might be more useful – you could have lots of smaller processes all taking a bit of the cpu.
EDIT Oh.. iTunes! Nuff said! It’s shite, end of.Posted 4 years agoscuzzMember
No matter how much procrastination tempts you, don’t take it apart tonight. We don’t know if it’ll die, just that statistically it has a reduced lifespan. Seeing as it’s already old… When the CPU gets hotter than its threshold, it’ll throttle down its frequency. If it’s too hot, it’ll turn off. I’ve had pentium 4s last three cycles of “Why is it turning itself off?” “Oh, the heatsink isn’t on right” and carry on working (this was at a netburst tastic 4.12GHz) I saw 115*C in the bios!Posted 4 years ago
Or will it simply blow up and kill me?
Roughly 4 year old Dell Inspiron running an Intel Celeron CPU. Apparently these are supposed to run at between 67-85C, but mine seems roasting hot all the time. It’s been switched on for around 2 hours today and the fan’s been whirring away almost the whole time trying to calm things down.
Typically, it’s the machine I’m using for coursework – so it’ll inevitably die at the worst possible moment!
All I have open at the moment is Chrome, Live Mail, Work, Excel and Itunes.
Diagnosis/Prognosis?Posted 4 years ago
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