Fixing Thermal Issue Makes New Questions

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Fixing Thermal Issue Makes New Questions

Post by AuroEdge » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:06 pm

It's been nearly two months since I decided to use Arctic Silver 5 since things failed in my laptop and forced me into making upgrades that should have happened years ago. Things look good but new questions have been raised. What's a normal, if there is a such thing, idle temp for a laptop based cpu and is there an issue with allowing both laptop fans to constantly run at a slow speed? I will note that I believe the design of the cooling system in this line allows for the gpu heatsink (7950 GTX) to interfere with heat dissipation of the cpu heatsink.

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As ambient temperatures fluctuate, my real world results are typically 33°C +/- 2°C at idle, 35°C-45°C under average loads (Windows 7 64-bit), and under full load thermal testing with Prime95 it maxes out at 70°C.
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