When I first got this laptop about 3 weeks ago, the first thing I did was look at its performance, no programs downloaded (besides OMEN Gaming Hub and other default programs) and noticed that my CPU was idling (0%-1% usage) at 102°F, and my GPU at 105°F. I thought nothing of the high temperatures because I assumed Laptop CPUs are used to this temperature range. Even when I max the fans out at 5100RPM, the CPU temperature drops only as low as 89°F.
After playing some B03 I noticed that my temps were above 108°F and I was worried that prolonged high temperatures might negatively impact the longevity of my laptop, so I did some research only to find out that CPUs regularly operate at *HALF* of the temperature mine is at. I read somewhere that its possible the thermal compound on my CPU and GPU might be defective, or even worse, entirely absent.
Iv removed several bloatware programs that were pre-installed on my Laptop (mcAfee, HP welcome center crap, etc), I don't run anything in the background except steam and discord, my startup is relatively clean, my laptop sits on an elevated cooling pad, and I always run the fans on full tilt if I'm doing something intensive like music production or gaming.
Is 100°F+ at idle bad, or am I totally misunderstanding safe laptop operating temperatures?
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