High CPU temps when using handbreak

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  1. jDSX
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    I use handbreak to encode movies for us to watch, and I never saw the temp of the cpu before till today where it got as hot as 94c :wtf: (using core temp) I also had overheat protection on but now whenever I go to encode a movie especially if it's 3 hours~ mark, it goes too hot and just wanted to know how do I control the temperature so I don't fry my laptop.
     
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    buy some mineral oil and stick it in that
     
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    You should try to take it to a expert to put it Thermal Paste on the CPU
     
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    It makes sense for it to get hot. Handbrake will use as much of the CPU as possible so the CPU will be constantly maxed out. I believe you will be able to limit the CPU usage of handbrake which will therefore reduce the temperature.
     
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    Yeah but even for a dual core it runs that hot? Seems bad.
     
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    "dual core" isn't much these days
     
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    Unfortunately, a lot of laptops have bad cooling and don't seem to be designed to let you max out the cpu for hours at a time. Handbrake is demanding and will heat up the cpu. Only options to lower the temp are to get better cooling (laptop, so that's out) or limit handbrake.

    The i3-350m in my laptop is the same. Max utlisation for an extended period will push it to 90C and it will shut down because HP suck and the cooling system is a piece of shit. Luckily it's not my main pc, so I just use it for light stuff and leave the heavy lifting to my desktop.
     
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    1. Oh in that case I'll keep using my cooling fan like I was thing is about to crap out anyways.

    2. Really? Yeah that does suck because my i3 330m never overheated on me but then again it was toshiba not HP thank god I am so done with HP craptops.
     
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    Is the PC shutting down when it gets hot? Modern CPUs will shut down the system when they reach an "unsafe" threshold. Unless it's actually overheating I wouldn't worry too much about it, especially if you're using a resource-heavy application.

    Most I would do is try blowing it out with some compressed air and use the cooling pad like you said.
     
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    It's a 5 month old gaming laptop from MSI.
     
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    As said, it might feel hot but unless it powers off, crashes, or generally does bad things like burn your house down it should be fine.
     
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