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What are the recommended temps for i5-8250U while gaming?

RCorb3
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Hi. I have a laptop with an i5-8250U and while gaming, the CPU temperature usually hovers at 90C and would go up to almost 100C on some games. If I turn off turbo-boost, it drops down to 60C-70C but performance suffers. Are temps at around 90C okay? Any suggestions on lowering temps without turning off Turbo Boost, if that's possible? I'm afraid that it would break the processor or something at longer periods of gaming but at the same time, I want to utilize its max speed.

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n_scott_pearson
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Temperatures hovering around 90c are ok, but any sustained time near 100c is problematic. The design of the laptop's cooling subsystem is the property of the laptop's manufacturer. Consult them with your concerns.

Hope this helps,

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