It is well known that the heat of a laptop, a laptop that is too hot, can lead to discomfort during use, overheating or damage to components. But do you know how to tell if a laptop in use is too hot or not?
Method 1 (use monitoring software, HWMonitor)
Refer to the CPU Core section for information on how to check the CPU temperature. Intel & AMD have the highest temperature limits which you can check on their respective websites.
As an an example,
The Intel Core i7-10750H has the highest temperature of up to 100 degrees Celsius.
The Ryzen 7 4800H has the highest temperature up to 105 degrees Celsius.
If your CPU temperature has reached 90 degrees Celsius and above during operation, it is a good idea to use your laptop’s overboost function to cool your CPU. This also applies to laptop GPUs.
Method 2 (checking your laptop’s battery temperature)
Your laptop’s temperature tolerance is much lower than that of the CPU and GPU. For lithium-ion batteries, which are mainly used for electronic devices, the normal temperature should be below 45 degrees Celsius.
If your laptop’s battery is operated above this temperature frequently, the battery life will be shorter and the battery will swell, which can damage other components. For example, your laptop’s touchpad will lift because the battery swells.
Also, excessive heat can cause soldered components on your laptop motherboard to crack or warp. It is good if you use your laptop in a flat place. If it still feels hot, clean your laptop and use an air compressor to clean up the dust.
Also note the fan settings used if your laptop supports manual fan speed setting. If your laptop has many inlets, use a cooling pad to keep your laptop cool.