I reckon you have 7700HQ and GTX 1060 on your Helios 15.That's not hot at all. Laptops will never manage same temperatures as desktop computers for the simple reason that all components are put together with less space to cool down.
And it strictly depends on what type of laptop is and what you're doing. I have a brand new gamer laptop (Acer Predator with high-end specs) and on idle I manage around 55°C and while gaming i can reach 88°C. I had to buy a cooling pad that's actually kind of garbage (it only cools 2°C). Anyways, it's usually normal and that's why laptops are made to handle this temperatures. At least gamer laptop can handle really high temperatures like mine.
Just make sure to place the laptop on a solid surface and if you can, a couple of centimeters from the desk so air can flow. Cooling pads can help on this.
The best I have seen are considerably more than that as seen here. If you do a lot of cleaning of ESD sensitive electronics in an area where lugging the equipment outside is impractical, these can be a good investment.However if you have around 175 buck to spend you can buy a vacuum that will not give off a charge.
Just remember, that stuff is NOT air! It typically consists of difloroethane or similar gases typically used as refrigerants! These gases are extremely hazardous if inhaled. In extreme cases, they can damage the central nervous system, or even be fatal. So as you wisely noted, use outside.I just use canned air
Are you using Windows 10 FCU?@Vasudev this is incredible! Thank you. Does updating the microcode work well with secure boot and other security mechanisms? I don't have a full grasp on the process but I have read that if the code is not signed I might run into issues. Not sure if it applies to microcode patches. HP provided a BIOS update last month but the documentation does not go into detail about what has been patched.
Edit: Nevermind, I just read through how it works! This is a great idea. Unfortunately the installation seems to corrupt itself. Event Viewer shows "VMware CPU Microcode Update Driver is not a valid Win32 application."
I discovered the culprit: HVCI. If Hypervisor Code Integrity is enabled, VMware won't be able to run.
Windows 10 Device Guard and Credential Guard Demystified
Thank you again!Are you using Windows 10 FCU?
The microcode applies itself only during Windows boot, so Windows re-install will erase the microcode.dat file in system32 folder IIRC.
You might want to run/install cpumcupdate.inf file. Install it in admin mode.
Take a note of uCode revision using HWINFO64 summary page before and after the microcode update. If the VMware ucode patcher installs a newer uCode then HP BIOS has older microcode.
The updater is safe to use, secure boot isn't affected. As a matter of fact you can the update in safe mode too w/o any issues.
HWINFO, HWMonitor are some alternative if your EC causes random stuttering or lockups when using Speedfan.Here you have very good link about Ideal Laptop Temperatures: on lifewire.com: Is Your Laptop Too Hot? How to Test Your Laptop's Temperature
Ideal Laptop Temperatures
The biggest clue that your laptop is not running at an ideal temperature is if you're experiencing any symptoms of overheating, such as the fan constantly running and the computer frequently freezing. But most laptops naturally run hot, so a system utility that can access your laptop's internal temperature sensors can help you decide if you need to take steps to cool your laptop down further.
You can look up temperature specifications for your specific laptop's Intel or AMD processor, but most CPUs' maximum temperatures are around 100° Celsius (212° Fahrenheit). Before you get to that upper limit, though, your laptop will likely have all sorts of performance problems and may be shutting down randomly on its own.
Optimal operating temperature is 50° Celsius (122° Fahrenheit) or below, according to the SpeedFan temperature monitoring program, though many newer processors are comfortable around 70° Celsius (158° Fahrenheit). ..."
Then this article write about different test softwares.
- I've used CoreTemp, very good portable software...
Are you using Hyper V virtualizatised bare metal OS or are you trying it on Vmware player/workstation?Thank you again!
I got it to run. But I had to disable Hyper-V Hypervisor apparently it cannot be run along VMWare products. So I disabled Hyper-V to test this configuration.
Event Viewer says that the drivers could not be loaded to the CPUs. The microcode remained the same (1E).
Is that temps with or w/o VSync or GYSNC?I think the temperatures are fine, my computer goes to 90C and above when gaming with high graphics, just make sure that there is sufficient airflow and your computer internal fans are going at the max they can.
Also clean out your computer regularly and get your thermal paste repasted every 6 months or so. If you don't experience any auto shutdowns because of your CPU temperatures then it should be fine
It worked!Are you using Hyper V virtualizatised bare metal OS or are you trying it on Vmware player/workstation?
Try disabling Windows defender or use safe mode.