Normal full load temperatures for a gaming laptop?

LogicalCaveman

Estimable
Nov 7, 2014
2
0
4,520
1
I'll start off by posting the specs to my gaming laptop system and asking that only people relatively knowledgeable in the area of gaming laptops respond...

Manufacturer: MSI
Processor: Intel Core i5-4210M 2.6 GHz (dual core, hyperthreaded to 4 logical cores, turbo boost up to 3.2 GHz)
Graphics Card 1 (integrated processor graphics): Intel HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Card 2 (dedicated GPU): NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M 2GB
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 750GB 5400rpm
OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Screen: 15.6" HD (1366x768) LED non-glare display
Aftermarket cooling: Cooler Master NotePal X3 (one 200mm fan)

I would like to know the normal temperatures (in °C) my CPU and GPU should be running at when the system is under FULL LOAD (for example, playing Battlefield 3 multiplayer). I know gaming laptops run at higher temperatures than gaming desktops due to their small size and therefore relatively mediocre cooling, however I am still interested in knowing what temperatures my system should be aiming for. Whenever I game, I run my laptop cooler (listed above). When I run Battlefield 3 multiplayer and play for two or three hours, my CPU is running at about 70-77 °C and my GPU is running at about 75-80 °C (my GPU rarely goes above 80 °C on Battlefield 3 multiplayer on the settings I use). When I run Crysis 2 singleplayer, after about an hour of playing my CPU is running at about 70-75 °C and my GPU is running at about 80-87 °C.

Approximate room temperature: 23 °C
Idle temperature (CPU): 30-35 °C
Idle temperature (GPU): 30 °C

Overview of questions:
- What are the normal temperatures (in °C) my CPU and GPU should be running at when the system is under full load?
- What are the highest temperatures (in °C) my CPU and GPU can be constantly running at without causing short-term or long-term damage to the hardware or affecting the lifespan of the hardware?

Thanks for your help! I will respond to any questions immediately if I am awake.

P.S.: My GPU is based on the Fermi architecture which is known to run hot. I don't know how much this matters but I thought I'd mention it.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
XClone.Globe Laptop General Discussion 9
P Laptop General Discussion 0
N Laptop General Discussion 1
M Laptop General Discussion 11
L Laptop General Discussion 3
M Laptop General Discussion 3
A Laptop General Discussion 3
O Laptop General Discussion 1
D Laptop General Discussion 1
W Laptop General Discussion 3
W Laptop General Discussion 1
H Laptop General Discussion 2
A Laptop General Discussion 2
A Laptop General Discussion 4
B Laptop General Discussion 2
T Laptop General Discussion 5
W Laptop General Discussion 2
dycegamez Laptop General Discussion 14
P Laptop General Discussion 1
A Laptop General Discussion 3

ASK THE COMMUNITY