11-01-2019 12:45 PM
My CPU temperature is 50-60 °C while browsing the web and the fans only run for a few sec at when the temperature reaches 55°C so i was wondering if its normal for a new notebook to have such high temperatures.
Hope someone can answer my question!
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11-01-2019 01:48 PM
Speaking generally - I wouldn't be concerned by that.
Some HP laptops (mine included) come with a thermal profile utility that you can use to change the temperature if you wish... I mean, it has a 'cool' setting for if you're using the laptop on your lap, and don't want it to be too hot. It achieves that by both restricting performance and making more use of the fans than normal.
But it isn't necessary to use that profile - it's just for comfort.
CPU temperatures can reach up to 99degC before they critically need to be throttled to protect them - though usually the protections like the fan start to kick in before then.
Browsing the web, I wouldn't be particularly concerned with 50-60. In fact, I'm currently on battery, on a 6 core intel CPU HP 2-in-1 laptop and it's running at ~60-70DegC just using Microsoft Edge with the CPU utilisation around 16%. The fans aren't coming on, or perhaps for a few seconds just occasionally.
I'm not at all concerned by this - in fact I'm quite happy with this. I know the unit can take these temperatures, and I'm not being disturbed unnecessarily by the noise of the fan. Sure it's a little warm underneath, but if it becomes uncomfortable, I know HP provide the cool profile should I wish to use it.
For a typical CPU, I wouldn't consider 50-60 to be 'high'.
Caveat - I'm not familiar with your specific model, but unless there's a particular reason to believe it should be running cooler than most, it sounds like it's probably running fine.
11-01-2019 02:08 PM
Ok ty for the answer, and i wanted to ask you about the temperature change.
The only option in my bios for temeprature is a option called "fan always on" thats it, and i turned it off of course, but any software for fan control i have tried wont work, and even hp's "coolsense" says it isn't compatible with my device.
Ive got no way of changing the temerature of my CPU or my fan speed, hope you got a fix for me :).
11-01-2019 02:18 PM - edited 11-01-2019 02:19 PM
The max temp on the AMD Ryzen 5-3500U that your notebook has is 105 degrees C. What you have reported isn't anywhere near that. 50-60 is the sweet zone for your notebook's processor.
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11-01-2019 02:47 PM
This is the utility my Spectre has for changing the thermal profile...
Though seeing that page, it looks like it's limited to only a few specific models, which I hadn't realised.
I would just add - be careful what you wish for :^)
The only reason I'm hanging about these forums is because (after a BIOS update) I've now got the opposite problem - my computer is (power limit) throttling unnecessarily, and not giving anywhere near the performance(*) that I need (and paid for) in the circumstances when I want to do productive work. It's temperature is getting nowhere near the thermal limits when I do really need it to perform, and would be happy with it pushing its temperature to the limits.
[(*) CPU speed dropping to 0.79Ghz rather than the 4.1Ghz peak / 2.2Ghz base that my CPU should be delivering. https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Spectre-Bios-F-31-really-killi... ]