7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2016 12:14 PM by Intel Corporation

    I7-4700MQ Temperatures

    JohnBecker

      Hello,

       

      I’ve got a few questions about the I7-4700MQ processor. I have this cpu on my notebook and I’ve been getting pretty high temperatures for while already (a year or so).

       

      Here are the temperatures I usually get:

      - Idle: 70C (if I turn the fan to max or leave it be, it doesn’t change it at all – temp. just stays at 70C)

      - web browsing: 80~85C

      - watching videos on the internet: up to 95C

      - gaming: it reaches thermal throttling

       

      I have turbo-boost de-activated, as the performance gets noticeably worse when it uses higher clock speeds.

       

      I repasted it a few times already, the first time I’ve noticed I little decrease in temperature (about 3~5C) but since then it’s been pretty much as described above.

       

      I do not know at what temperatures my notebook ran when it was new, but I used to play BF3 on high+ settings without much stutter.

       

      So, what I would like to know is:

      - what are the expected idle temperatures for this cpu model?

      - or are these temperatures normal for this cpu?

      - what could cause these high temperatures I’m getting?

       

      Thanks in advance for any info on this topic.