Laptop overheats while playing games plugged in

yashyadav627

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My laptop spec-
i3 6006U @ 2Ghz
AMD radeon R5 M330
intel HD 520(integrated)
4 GB ram

Whenever i play games on my laptop on charging, the CPU and GPU temps go near 80C. But when i play the games on battery or on integrated GPU(even on charging) the temps are pretty well decent around 50-55C.
Please tell me that the temps rise while charging and playing games are safe or not?
*NOTE THAT i cant get the dedicated AMD GPU to perform to its full until I plug in the charger, so i am in a dilemma. :p

Sorry for the bad english.
 

alzuhairfayez

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you can get a good cooling pad from amazon, it will help your laptop stay cool

https://www.amazon.com/ENHANCE-Gaming-Cooling-Adjustable-Laptops/dp/B016RBRLWA

http://heavy.com/tech/2015/03/best-laptop-cooling-pad-cooler-fan-accessories/

if you cant then use it on a clean, flat surface

ill post 2 websites that will give you lots of cooling options and i hope they help you

https://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/10-ways-to-cool-down-your-laptop/

http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Your-Laptop-from-Overheating
 

alzuhairfayez

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Most laptops like mine have one cooler, and that cooler sucks air from outside then through the GPU going through the CPU then back outside. I'm guessing you have a program like "Core Temp" to see the temperature of your cpu.. the max temp before stuff get dangerous on your CPU is 100C (i checked on intel's website). So when you use the Integrated graphics youre just using the cpu and the CPU's graphics, so the cooler is just cooling the cpu itself so it cools it pretty easily. But when you use both, the gpu makes the air hot then goes through the CPU which doesn't cool it that efficiently. I dont think the charger might have anything to do with it. I hope you understand me, ill make a little thing for you to understand but give me your email so i can send it to you (I cant insert pics here)

 

yashyadav627

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Thanks for your information. ☺
I am just keen to know that is there any way i can play games using my dedicated GPU to its full performance without plugging in the charger?
(i must mention that when i use dedicated GPU then even on high performance power settings i get lags in games but when i plug in the game runs fine)
So i just want to know that do i need to always plug in charger to get the dedicated GPU to perform at its best?
If yes then any way of lowering temps?
Also if you can tell me about some cooling options.. (i have just one vent at the left side of laptop that's it.)
Btw email- yashyadav627@gmail.com

Waiting for your reply!
Thanks!☺
 

varun706

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You could try opening up the laptop, cleaning off the stock thermal paste and apply a better paste to aid the heat transfer. 80C is a little toasty but not dangerous if temps level off at around 80C. Not good for the long run, but not as bad. I myself see my CPU temps hover around 75C to 82C. Most CPUs have a thermal throttle point starting from 95C. Check the clock frequencies if they're throttling.
 

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yashyadav627

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Thanks for your answer.
But my laptop is just 2 months old.
Also it overheats only when i play games using dedicated GPU with charger plugged in.
There is no heat as such when i play games on battery or integrated GPU.
 

alzuhairfayez

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you can get a good cooling pad from amazon, it will help your laptop stay cool

https://www.amazon.com/ENHANCE-Gaming-Cooling-Adjustable-Laptops/dp/B016RBRLWA

http://heavy.com/tech/2015/03/best-laptop-cooling-pad-cooler-fan-accessories/

if you cant then use it on a clean, flat surface

ill post 2 websites that will give you lots of cooling options and i hope they help you

https://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/10-ways-to-cool-down-your-laptop/

http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Your-Laptop-from-Overheating
 

CelicaGT

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80 deg C is normal for laptop components, this thing is meant to run plugged in and most systems will UNDERCLOCK on battery to conserve battery hence the stuttering you have observed. Nvidia and AMD both use such power saving technology.
 
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I think u r on switchable graphics. On battery power your system is on force power saving mode and your system not throttling the cpu and gpu to its full power thats why it remains cool even on playing games but your game lags as system want to save battery not to increase performance. But when you plug in your system changes the principles to high performance mode and throttle the cpu and gpu to its full “aukaat” thats why gpu goes heating but your game runs without lagging. And now the main point is if u r playing games like cs go and COD modern warfare then you cant prevent your gpu from heating because AMD R5 330 is a low end graphics card it somehow manages to run some of the high fps games. So if u switch your graphics to low performance it will prevent heating the gpu but you will not get good fps and may experience lagging. if you want to play without lagging on battery power too then switch your graphics and system settings to “high performance” on battery power also thats it.
 
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