Razer Blade 2016 keyboard getting hot while gaming

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  1. I've had my Razer Blade 2016 for a few months now but I play reasonably low demand games on it, and a lot of times I'll play using a gamepad. Recently I was playing Epistory on it and it was running pretty hot. No crashes or anything and it got loud but not unbearable.

    What I did start noticing, because this is a game played by typing out words is the keyboard would get extremely hot toward the center of the machine. Like so hot it was uncomfortable and even painful to keep my fingers resting there.

    Is this normal? I know the heat has to go somewhere but it would I wouldn't have thought it should go right to the center of the keyboard.
     
  2. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    Mine gets warm; however, when I use my cooling pad (Coolermaster Storm SF17) it runs noticeably cooler. I generally use an external KB though too.
     
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  3. bowiescompanda

    bowiescompanda Active Member

    Completely normal. I play graphics intensive games and the keyboard gets warm-to-hot. The hottest area should be just above the keyboard to the right of the power button (according to a graphic from another thread that I can't find...). It's a design improvement as, from what I understand, previous models had issues with the heat building up under the keys.
     
  4. radreck

    radreck New Member

    It should get fairly hot, but not so hot that you can't leave your fingers on the keyboard (of course personal tolerances can vary).

    There are many factors you have to consider as well, ambient temperature, length of runtime, whether your vents may be clogged and/or obstructed.

    Leaving the laptop running at high performance for several hours for example, is bound to generate more heat than normal.
     
  5. ShamX0

    ShamX0 Active Member

    You typing too fast in epistory that the keyboard getting hot.
     
  6. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    That's actually normal! The Blade's thermal management system was designed to direct heat away from crucial points such as the WASD cluster and towards lesser used areas like the center of the keyboard.

    Here's a heatmap image:
    blade thermal design.jpg
     
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  7. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    Seriously though, a good laptop cooler actually makes a noticeable difference to the Blade. Worth investing in if you haven't already.
     
  8. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    And it also reduces internal damage to the battery and to the cpu thermal paste.
     
  9. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Hmmm, must convince the wifey that I need one for work. That's the only way I get to purchase any goodies nowadays.
     
  10. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    I have two. One for a permanent setup in the office (Coolermaster Storm SF17) and one for when I am on the go (Coolermaster Notepal U3). The SF17 is excellent, but definitely not very portable. The Notepal U3 serves its purpose - It is lightweight and small; however, I am skeptical of whether the fans actually do much. Both are good products though.
     
  11. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Does Razer make or has Razer ever made a laptop cooler? It looks like your SF17 has LEDs ... would you get a Chroma-enabled laptop cooler?
     
  12. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    Yeh probably, although Razer would charge a fortune I think.

    I don't think that many (maybe any?) laptop manufacturers also make laptop coolers. That would kind of imply that their laptops are not good enough as standalone machines.
     
  13. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    I'd think of it as a way of being able to do three things at once:

    1) Reduce production costs for new machines (no need to develop new ways to allow the laptop to cool itself, and if somebody develops a better way to do in-machine cooling they can just integrate that into future laptop models),

    2) Increase revenue from new peripherals that would work with OTHER laptops while acknowledging an inherent issue with any laptop that would be top of the line (like the Blade) and have more powerful GPUs and CPUs,

    3) Be a Chroma option for those who want cool Chroma lighting but don't have room for a killer Chroma keyboard - the laptop cooler wouldn't take up much more space than the laptop itself.

    **edited for the brain of one @Hegdaddy **
     
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  14. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    You need more than one full stop in that post for me to make any sense of it dude, sorry.
     
  15. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    You're killin' me, Smalls.
     
  16. Surragard

    Surragard Member

    I've always been a fan of cooling pads but I've never met a gaming laptop that I could run hard without the keyboard getting uncomfortable for typing. I always use an external for gaming.
     
  17. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    Agreed.
     
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