Asus S15 S510 - gets hot superfast

May 22, 2018
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I bought an Asus Vivobook S15 S510Un-Bq070T (8Th Gen Intel Coretm I5 8250U Processor + Nvidia MX150 GPU/8GB Ddr4/1TB Hdd + 128 GB Ssd/15.6"Fhd/Win 10 Home) a few weeks ago.

I'm concerned with the temps it reaches while on the desk:

* 75-80C while booting,
* Then returns to around 50-60C during regular work like browsing.
* Any photo processing and it hits 85+C.

It's certainly higher than what I'd be happy to see, or what I was expecting, despite the thinness of the laptop given its TDP of 15W. It starts throttling within a few seconds but I'm surprised why it's reaching such high temps so fast.

Questions:

1. Is this common, and what kind of lifespan can I expect with this?

2. Could there be some issues with the thermal paste?

3. I do have an additional 1080p monitor that stays connected. I don't reckon this could be adding too much added processing power, thus increasing temps.
 
May 22, 2018
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I'm bothered because if these are the temps without any gunk accumulation over the years, then shudder to think of what the condition will be like after a few years.

Also, my older i7-2630HQ was like 6 generations before this and had a much larger architecture, yet that also managed the same temps, after 6 years.

Could this be due to some shit Win 10 background processes? I've tried to disable all that I could think of without making things too inconvenient (windows search etc)
 

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