First, I know (kind of) that a CPU temperature of more than about 60oC for long periods is not good. In Core Temp, I see the max CPU temperature reported as high as above 80oC, for no apparent reason. I have not been playing games, or editing ultra HD videos (actually not even running such videos for that matter). Most of the time CPU fans are quiet, and live temperature readings are also well within acceptable ranges. But, while playing games the live temperature readings go as high as about 70oC or a little more. I am more concerned about the max CPU temperature readings shown by Core Temp, as I am not sure if this is something I should be concerned at all. Following is a screenshot of Core Temp (note the max temperature** readings only, which is the main focus of this post).
My laptop configuration:
- Model: ASUS S15 S510UN
- CPU: Core i5 8250U
- GPU: 1) NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM, 2) Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
- RAM 8GB
My typical use case consists of 1 or a few Visual Studio instances, chrome with never more than about 10-12 tabs (point is, nothing so heavy that this newly bought laptop can't handle).
Question: Is this CPU temperature reading something to be worried about, considering the spikes as high as 85oC?