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Blade Stealth 13" Stupidly Hot

Discussion in 'Systems' started by RealBrandonMcGowan, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. RealBrandonMcGowan

    RealBrandonMcGowan New Member

    So my blade stealth (2017) gets stupidly hot when i play games. It would probably burn my finger if i touched the top of the keyboard while playing Oregon Trail. What can I do to keep it cool? I have been placing icepacks under the laptop which works until the packs get warm.
     
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  2. Maximusisback

    Maximusisback Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    1) can you post a screenshot of your GPU and CPU temps before and mid-gaming?
    This can be done with programs like MSI Afterburner.
    2) Have you overclocked your blade stealth?
     
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  3. RealBrandonMcGowan

    RealBrandonMcGowan New Member

    I haven't overclocked anything, so it isn't that. Also the mid game image reads 74 but I was at 80-85 but pressed f12 to late and it jumped down. Temps are in Celsius
    Just Launched (Windows and Game): 20190830103835_1.jpg Mid Game: 20190830112639_1.jpg
     
  4. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    Those temperatures are normal, even at 80-85. You don't have anything to worry about.

    Laptops turn into hot hunks of metal when they've got a CPU and GPU running full throttle inside of a tiny frame, but they're designed with that in mind. You aren't going to do any damage to your Stealth at 85 degrees.
     
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  5. Maximusisback

    Maximusisback Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    @figrin1 is right, those temps are normal for an ultrabook, keep in mind the stealth isn't a heavy gaming oriented machine, it's main focus is productivity and light gaming.
    For a better gaimng experience Razer offers two other laptop models with gaming as a main goal, The Blade and The Blade Pro.
    These machines have a beefier cooling solution as they pack more heavy hardware that needs more cooling.

    If the temps still bother you there are a couple of things you an do:
    1. Buy any Laptop cooler that suits you
    2. Undervolt the CPU to reduce thermals, battery usage and CPU performance maximum but inreased performance headroom.
    3. Only if you're experienced with computers, if not done properly you can lose your warranty:
      You can try repasting the CPU with a better thermal compound, this could range from ceramic, carbon-based and silver paste to liquid metal (which is particuarly difficult to apply)
     
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  6. RealBrandonMcGowan

    RealBrandonMcGowan New Member

    Okay thanks for the help, I've never had my laptops heat up like this. I know it isn't for heavy gaming, so I plug in my egpu for other games. I had also tried the Cooler Master Notepal X Slim, but I didn't see much difference.
     
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  7. One thing I had happen to me on my Blade Stealth 12.5 (I7-7500U w/ 512GB SSD & 16GB RAM) from 2016 was the chassis on the bottom warping due to the heat because it actually caused the battery to expand... So I went into power options and set max CPU to like 80% and it no longer gets so damn hot. But now the fucking thing is warped and since it's out of warranty, I tried to open it up, but the stupid thing has glue on the battery so the back plate won't come off even when pulling towards me from the bottom when it's flipped over. Any solutions out there? Pissed that the thing works great, but already is experiencing battery expansion from the heat before I realized the processor running at 100% all the time was bad for it.
     
  8. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    My guess is that this is down to the battery itself rather than the CPU. Also, you may be playing a very dangerous game by continuing to use the laptop with a bulging battery. Huge fire hazard. Please be careful!

    In regards to the back plate not coming off--sometimes there's a sticky heat pad that is keeping the back plate stuck to a component, or maybe something has melted and that's what adhering to the backplate. It would be very odd if there was glue intentionally placed in there. I would do my best to gently pry it up from the edges, and try to get a peek at what's going on. My guess is that with enough gentle prying and the right tools the backplate can be peeled off.
     
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