I have just run PC Wizard and the temperature is 42 degrees C. The fan is still cutting in and out, I am only browsing this forum and nothing else running. CPU usage is about 2% and Memory usage is a max of 355 Mb out of 1Gb. The Laptop is raised about 1 inch from my desk at the back and no obstructions.. I just feel it seems a bit warm in front of the keyboard Should I worry that I have a problem.
Laptop hard disks do tend to run quite hot, normally without problems. Most laptops, even from a cheap supplier, will have a very standard config (same cases, mobo, hdd, processors, etc), and so will all generate the same amount of heat. So first suggestion is : what make & model is it? One of us might have the same, and be able to give comparable figures & advice. Overall, this doesn't sound like cause for too much concern.
Things you can do are; make sure the airflow isn't too obstructed by the surface (ie a lap; never use a cushion to sit it on when using it on a lap), make sure the airflow holes are clean.
Presumably it has a cooling fan inside. Does this stay on all the time, or does it cut in & out?. If the latter, that suggests that the machine is moderately happy at its own temp.
My laptop HDD gets up to 39° and seems quite happy.
Thanks De Marcus, This is the reading 5 mins after startup this morning, it is a Tosh lappy by the way. I can't find any reference to a BIOS temperature.
Hard Disk Temperature HTS541080G9AT00 : 18 °C
I was just a bit concerned because the keyboard rest felt a bit warm where my hands touched, I will keep montoring and if I see a higher reading I will give the fan a good blow out. What do you think is a a critical temperature?
Sorry bjh I missed your posting. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite, (the new one with the bronze coloured lid) 1Mb memory, Centrino M740. 1733mhz (running at 1728.95. Temp is now 35c. after standing 1 hour. Probably no problems. Is it easy to clean out the fan ducting, without wrecking anything? Thanks again.
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