• Psensor + old laptop + Counter Strike:Source = 100ºC (212º F)

    Psensor allows you to record temperatures.

    So I made a test, played Counter Strike:Source (map dust2 with something like 50+ players) for like 20 minutes and it reached almost 100ºC (212º F), that big drop happened when I closed the game.


    Laptop info:

    System:    Kernel: 4.14.13-1-ARCH x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.2.1
               Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1) Distro: Antergos Linux
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: LG product: P420-G.BE51P1 v: TBD serial: N/A
               Mobo: Quanta model: QLC v: TBD serial: N/A
               BIOS: INSYDE v: QLCLS142 date: 04/25/2011
    Battery    BAT0: charge: 28.8 Wh 98.8% condition: 29.1/48.8 Wh (60%)
               model: CPT-ES3 MWL32b status: N/A
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2410M (-MT-MCP-) 
               arch: Sandy Bridge rev.7 cache: 3072 KB
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9182
               clock speeds: max: 2900 MHz 1: 1186 MHz 2: 1190 MHz 3: 1204 MHz 4: 1558 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Integrated Graphics Controller
               bus-ID: 00:02.0
               Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
               drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: [email protected]
               OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
               version: 3.3 Mesa 17.3.2 Direct Render: Yes
    Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Def. Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.13-1-ARCH
    Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
               driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 07:00.0
               IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet
               driver: atl1c v: port: 3000 bus-ID: 0d:00.0
               IF: enp13s0 state: down mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 640.1GB (4.0% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK6459GS size: 640.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 582G used: 20G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
               ID-2: /boot size: 243M used: 53M (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.09GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 3:47 Memory: 810.9/3895.8MB
               Init: systemd Gcc sys: 7.2.1 Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.55

    CS:Source is a game from 2004, my laptop was bougth I think in 2011/2012 or something like this and it has no dedicated GPU, it’s an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000. Well… it was not built for gaming. It’s good in the winter because it heats a lot. :)

  • I forgot to mention that it’s using LXDE, a lightweight Desktop Environment, it’s using 350 MB RAM, and the game video settings were at the lowest possible. So let’s say everything was at the minimum. But at least I can get 75+ FPS, which is nice, the bottlenecks are the GPU and cooling, I think.

    I tried playing Civilization V at the lowest settings and after a 5 minutes the laptop fan was already working hard, Alt+tab opened a Terminal, typed sensors and it showed 95°C… That’s a lot for 5 minutes.

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  • Did you clean your laptop recently, undust and replace thermal grease?

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