Fix laptop overheating problems with a little DIY spirit!

GPU temps are always fine. I think re pasted the CPU and GPU last year with IC Diamond. I just thought undervolting will bring the temps down that is why I want to try this instead of opening the laptop again. According to the throttle stop guide I am unable to find the FIVR option.

--Update :
I think its not possible. Found similar thread where people are telling this FIVR option was only available after 4th gen.
https://www.reddit.com/r/lowendgaming/comments/jorhcf
Raise the back of the laptop, use a cooler like Deepcool Multicore X6 maybe.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Raise the back of the laptop, use a cooler like Deepcool Multicore X6 maybe.
I always used laptop with raised back. I have old CM Notepal. But it doesn't seem to be working now and insides are really dusty so I use it just as a stand for laptop. Sigh. I thought undervolting will help me squeeze few more years of light gaming.
 
I always used laptop with raised back. I have old CM Notepal. But it doesn't seem to be working now and insides are really dusty so I use it just as a stand for laptop. Sigh. I thought undervolting will help me squeeze few more years of light gaming.
I hope the laptop isn't dusty inside. Try repasting again or GPU UV, nothing else I can suggest.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
While playing game on the old Samsung NP550P5C laptop, the temps went to 92C after which it started throttling.
I installed Throttlestop to undervolt it but I am not seeing any option FIVR. Can I use just Clock Mod option on the main window to reduce the performance from 100% to some 90% ? Will that help in controlling the temps without losing too much on performance?
Use a dust blower to clean all the vents, clean the fan blades with isopropyl alcohol and brush. Finally, replace the thermal paste with NT-H1 or MX-4. Use empty tic tac boxes to give clearance to intakes.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Thanks guys for suggestions. I will try to reapply paste but I can't buy one until I finish the IC Diamond I have. I will just use the same. Sigh ... Its so much work for so little worth since I know the temps again will be 90 right after I assemble the laptop back. :(
 

pkkumarcool

Game & anime Lover
Guys i am trying to use my old laptop Lenovo Y50-70 for gaming But its heats alot temp going over 95+ while gaming then it throttles.Tried everything from installing old gpu drivers undervolting with intel xtu and changing the thermal paste but it still it goes high temps while gaming.Normal temp are <=60 C but during gaming its 95+.
Please suggest something.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
I don't think you can do anything about the temps for old laptops. Just try not to game on it. I also have a laptop from 2012 and I have given up on fixing high temps.
 

pkkumarcool

Game & anime Lover
I don't think you can do anything about the temps for old laptops. Just try not to game on it. I also have a laptop from 2012 and I have given up on fixing high temps.

But it’s still good enough for gaming I get 60fps in fifa 21 and 100 FPS on r6 siege Only problem came I think with the new nvdia drivers which push gpu to 99% usage and this makes cpu overheat.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Omega has suggested few things in above posts:
Undervolt GPU using MSI afterburner
Try using Deepcool Multicore X6 cooling pad.

In my personal experience, cooling pad won't help much, may be 3-4C difference.
 
But it’s still good enough for gaming I get 60fps in fifa 21 and 100 FPS on r6 siege Only problem came I think with the new nvdia drivers which push gpu to 99% usage and this makes cpu overheat.
Undervolt & limit max frequency of GPU via MSI afterburner's voltage curve editor. Check video by Bob of all trades on how to use it.

I hope you have cleaned the fans & heatsink off dust. Maybe your heatsink ahs warped a bit over years of usage, nothing much can be done. Also, if gap between outer heatsink above CPU/GPU & bottom plate isn't much + bottom plate is metal, then fit a thermal pad in between to make bottom plate a passive heatsink. Clean the mesh on bottom plate of laptop. I also hope you are using a cooling pad.

Deepcool Multicore X6 is what I use, costs 1.7k.
 

pkkumarcool

Game & anime Lover
Undervolt & limit max frequency of GPU via MSI afterburner's voltage curve editor. Check video by Bob of all trades on how to use it.

I hope you have cleaned the fans & heatsink off dust. Maybe your heatsink ahs warped a bit over years of usage, nothing much can be done. Also, if gap between outer heatsink above CPU/GPU & bottom plate isn't much + bottom plate is metal, then fit a thermal pad in between to make bottom plate a passive heatsink. Clean the mesh on bottom plate of laptop. I also hope you are using a cooling pad.

Deepcool Multicore X6 is what I use, costs 1.7k.
Yeah i have cleaned everything and properly fitted everything in its place successfully.I am not using cooling pad as of now Is Deepcool one good for my laptop??
Also will try msi afterburner trick.
 

pkkumarcool

Game & anime Lover
Cooling pads rarely do anything, problem might be something else
i first faced this issue after freshly installing windows 10 on my laptop in 2017.The temp were suddenly high Before i was using windows 8 and 8.1 and everything was fine I completed Witcher 3 on this laptop in 2016 at med-high at 1080p and no temp issues.But now when i play the same game I get cpu throttling and temps over 97C(then it throttles and frame drops) then comes back again.
I think its a software issue by nvdia drivers for old laptops they trying to nerf old laptops.
 
Cooling pads rarely do anything, problem might be something else
No. It doesn't give a noticeable improvement vs say raising the back of the laptop by 5cm(say with a booj). Also, not much improvement to laptops that don't have proper intake vents at the bottom.

See Jarrod Tech's reviews. Most laptops give a noticeable improvement in thermals with a good cooling pad.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Hi guys! I have huge dust problem here in the house and wish to keep my PC clean from the dust to avoid heating issues.
Will this kit help:

I need a cleaning kit which can be used to clean desktop and laptop both. Desktop takes higher priority here. I will open the cabinet and use blower to remove dust from the components. I think I should not use the brush but I am not sure. Also, if the kit has cleaning solution to clean monitor then it will be great.
 
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