Laptop temps too hot while gaming? Should I be worried?


Jul 10, 2015
Hi, I have an Asus GL752VW laptop, it features a i7 6700HQ, 16 Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 MHz RAM along with 240 GB SSD (OCZ Trion) and a 1TB mechanical drive, when it comes to GPU it has the 2 GB GDDR5 GTX 960M. I've been gaming on Assetto Corsa, GTA 5 and No Man's Sky but the CPU was at a maximum core of 92 degrees and an average (all 4 cores) of 90 degrees...while the GPU was "just" standing at 85 degrees, this happens just after 1 hour gaming.

Should I be worried? I feel that thermothrottling is happening in No Man's Sky and sometimes in GTA V. I heard that it's normal these temps because gaming laptops and gaming components such as quad core mobile i7 are designed to handle these temps but I still feel not comfortable


At full use 90C is at the top end of what you should see. I've had business systems reach that but stay stable, others crash. You should check it, make sure vents/fans are clean. Removing the heatsink and applying new thermal paste may be a good idea. If the laptop is in warranty you may want to contact Asus about this before you start taking it apart. You can also try a laptop cooler base.
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