Solved CPU is overheating. What could possibly be wrong ?

Sony / Vpcc17fg
April 7, 2013 at 08:36:51
Specs: Windows 8 64-bit, Intel i7 2620M, 4GB DDR3
When playing a game
For the past 1 month, my laptop's CPU is overheating when playing games. Under full load, the temperature for both cores reach around 92-94 degree celsius. Under normal load (when just watching movies, internet etc.), it stays around 65 degree celsius. I used "Core Temp" to check the temperature under both conditions and have added screen shots. Also, twice the laptop just switched off (not shut down, sleep or hibernate) while I was playing a game.

I keep the laptop on a table. It has been two years since I bought this laptop, and it has never been opened by anybody. So what could be wrong ? Is there any way I can monitor if the fans are running at their optimum speed?
Any suggestions on how I can keep the temperature down ?

Thanks for your help!

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April 7, 2013 at 09:11:15
The maximum operating temperature for core i7 2620m is 100C, u are still i a safe zone.
It wouldn't hurt to blow the vents with compressed air can. Also a cooling pad may help to low the temp down.

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April 7, 2013 at 09:18:34
Alright. What worries me is the laptop switching off suddenly. Does that happen when the temperatures cross some sort of threshold value ?

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April 7, 2013 at 10:22:01
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"Does that happen when the temperatures cross some sort of threshold value ?"

Yes, it has built-in thermal protection circuitry. Try blasting some compressed air into your cooling vents as was suggested. And when using your laptop, do NOT rest it on a soft surface (couch, bed, carpet, etc) that can block the fresh air intakes. Place the laptop on a hard surface such as a desk or table top. It may also help to raise the laptop off the table a bit to allow better airflow to the underside. Or use a cooling pad.

And for most games, you should be running medium (or low) settings to get decent frame rates.

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