Hi guys! First time to post here.
I recently bought a Samsung that was on sale abroad. It's been with me for just a few months. The specs are as follows:
2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2410M, 2.3GHz
6GB RAM DDR3
NVidia GeForce GT 520M
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
My issue is this - the laptop is overheating. That's according to the SpeedFan software that I downloaded a couple of days ago. It first gave temperature readings of 68-85 degrees (C) but after downloading the BIOS update from the Samsung website, temperatures went down to the 50s but still marked as overheating. Below is the latest reading:
Anyway, I'm wondering if the SpeedFan software is just too conservative and my temps are actually normal and no cause for alarm. Based on my research, the hard drive temperature should be between 35 and 44 degrees but I found nothing on the GPU, processors and so on. Does anyone know? At what temperature should I really start worrying? Those flames on the SpeedFan reading really scare me.
By the way, my laptop is mostly indoors and I have a cooling pad at work and at home and I haven't really noticed it heating up. It just gets warm at times but mostly it is cool. I'm thinking that maybe my cooling fans aren't working well. My laptop doesn't make a noise at all, not even a hum at kahit na I press my ear against it, I hear nothing talaga. I checked the vent din and there's some air blowing out naman but very little. SpeedFan would have a way sana of knowing if my fans are working and it can even control them but unfortunately, it doesn't have the configuration of my laptop for the fan control features to work. Sorry, I'm not a techie at all and I don't know how newer laptops are supposed to behave. My previous laptop was a 2008 Toshiba Satellite pa.
Anyway, I would really appreciate any advice. Thanks.