- i7 1.6 GHz quad core
- 6GB RAM
- 1GB ATI Radeon HD 6570M/5700 Series
- 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Love this laptop for many reasons, but it constantly runs hot (CPU is low 70s with basic tasks and often 80+ is not uncommon) and I'm finding it too much to deal with. The laptop feels very hot (almost too hot for a lap) and often gets so hot that the OS slows down or freezes altogether.
I've tried cleaning it out and even replacing the thermal paste. I often use an external cooler, but it only helps 3-5 degrees and it's a pain to have to use. I've come to the conclusion that it just runs hot.
I have two questions:
- What is to blame? The i7 processor, the gfx card, or is it just that this laptop has poor cooling?
- Does the Dell XPS 15 run cooler? I'm looking at replacing my current laptop, but I don't want to run into the same problem.