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After a long hiatus from SL, I've recently returned with a new, better laptop. However, any viewer I run seems to make the temperatures of the internals rise drastically, averaging around 70-80 degrees Celsius no matter how low my settings are. My poor laptop's fans are still running now, around 15 minutes after I closed SL after using it for about 30 mintues. I've tried the default viewer, Firestorm, and Catznip and they all produce about the same temperatures.

Any tips on helping lower temps while SL runs?

Here's my computer specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.4GHz
GeForce GTX 1650
7.85 GB usable RAM

(I have this laptop if you want more specifics; all my viewers are run on the SSD.)

Thanks!

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70 to 80°C is pretty normal for laptops and the components should be ok with that. 

Well, you aren't running boring office tasks, but some heavy rendering. That'll produce heat, naturally. Make sure that the fans and outlets aren't blocked. Perhaps look for a laptop cooling pad to put below your laptop. Google your model to see if there are specific tips for it. Oh, and check if the viewer really uses your GTX 1650 and not the internal 630.

On the other hand, there are specific "gaming laptops" which don't have any thermal paste by design and thus run at 90°C when doing nothing. Well, not every design decision is a good one...

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1 hour ago, Lillith Hapmouche said:

70 to 80°C is pretty normal for laptops and the components should be ok with that. 

Well, you aren't running boring office tasks, but some heavy rendering. That'll produce heat, naturally. Make sure that the fans and outlets aren't blocked. Perhaps look for a laptop cooling pad to put below your laptop. Google your model to see if there are specific tips for it. Oh, and check if the viewer really uses your GTX 1650 and not the internal 630.

On the other hand, there are specific "gaming laptops" which don't have any thermal paste by design and thus run at 90°C when doing nothing. Well, not every design decision is a good one...

After a bit of googling of my model, it turns out that the battery settings were on "High Performance" instead of "Balanced", and Intel Turbo Boost was making my laptop run harder than it needed to. All I had to do was switch the battery plan to "Balanced" and in the Maximum Processor State to around 80 and bam, no more high temperatures and SL runs just as good.

Thank you for the help! Here's a cute pup as thanks:

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A good idea is to use a cooling pad especial in summertime, when attending SL for long time/sessions.

You place the laptop on the cooling pad and it is either powered by USB or external power, price range is about 35-55 US$.

Most gaming laptop also have a gaming control center, where you can boost the fan. As a rule of thumb the CPU should not be above 90c and only in peaks - 60-70c normal. Modern GPU like GForce can take like 115c, but try not exceed 90c at peaks, but should only occur seldom and the heat so high from the GPU not good for the CPU.

 

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