Overheating when I play Minecraft

By Dat1Gamer
Apr 6, 2013
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  1. Hey guys im using my laptop to play minecraft and it overheats like 20+ times a day here is a screen shot of CoreTemp

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,713   +873

    Try another program just to make sure the measurement is correct, I recommend RealTemp. Core temp is still a Release Candidate and could be glitchy.
  3. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Same reading
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,713   +873

  5. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    At the first of the year I cleaned it of dust and put new thermal on I used Artic Silver 9
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,713   +873

    Hmm. There may be an issue with the sensors. Do you notice the PC is working hard to cool your PC and is the air very hot?
  7. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Yeah it is the air will heat my room in a couple of hours of playing minecraft and the fan is running at 2000RPM all the time

    Okay right now im idling at 50-65C Running UTorrent, Spotify, Skype, My minecraft server, FireFox,
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,713   +873

    I idle at about that temp. I am not on my laptop right now, so I cannot see my temperatures in game, but 70C seems normal for gaming on a laptop.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +607

    Yeah, that's perfectly fine. When you say "overheats like 20+ times a day", what do you mean? Does it turn off? Or you're just getting these high temps?

    Laptop GPU at 80 and CPu at 70 is normal while gaming.
  10. bajinglumpat

    bajinglumpat Newcomer, in training

    Honestly it's quite common to feel heat like that in a laptop when you play a game. It's not overheating or something. It's just laptop.
  11. Dat1Gamer

    Dat1Gamer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 135

    Well when im using skype and firefox it gets up to 101C and then shuts off.... glad im building a pc soon
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,713   +873

    That is not right. 101C? You may have a virus or something on your machine that is using a lot of CPU power. There is actually a virus going around on Skype that uses a ton of CPU power. Are you using realtemp?


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