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My surface laptop got to 72ºC after waking the screen, while plugged to current

4 hours ago, Yummyfruitz said:

I see. What had me worried is the fact I thought that,since I turned off the screen while charging (because I didn't want anything to heat up too much wihile I was away)  nothing would be happening in the background, such as these windows updates and my laptop only turning the fan when i turned the screen back on.

 

Shouldn't all laptops just have the fan work even when the display is asleep, if they're doing something "intensive"?

Not necessarily, when they go to sleep they basically go into a power save mode, so nothing really turns on during that process, if it is executing background processes like windows updates that would be normal. But if I ever heard my laptop fan kick in while it was asleep with the lid down I would think that was weird, might vary from one manufacturer to another. Regardless you are okay.

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Hi all and good night. A situation today left me worried with my surface laptop 3, and all this happened after I had left it charging from 9% battery to 78% in close to an hour with the screen off, lid closed. When I went to check on my laptop, which had already reached about 77~78%, I immediately heard a really loud fan kick in and that got me startled (I never heard this laptop's fans before 'till today, they're so loud): I noticed windows update was running in thet background and when I opened Aida 64 (trial) I saw the CPU temp at 72ºC, when the max I had ever seen in the past weeks was 50ºC.

 

I wonder if the cursed windows update was working, with the laptop's display turned off, and charging + downloading/installing updates all combined lead it to this temp. point? I already finished updating it and it is at around 40~45ºC, quite good for this kind of laptop but I'd like to know what you think about the high temperatures from before and if this is normal and if I should be worried!?

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72 is not super high for a laptop, you won't even thermal throttle at those temps. I would not be concerned. 


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7 hours ago, JM21 said:

72 is not super high for a laptop, you won't even thermal throttle at those temps. I would not be concerned. 

I see. What had me worried is the fact I thought that,since I turned off the screen while charging (because I didn't want anything to heat up too much wihile I was away)  nothing would be happening in the background, such as these windows updates and my laptop only turning the fan when i turned the screen back on.

 

Shouldn't all laptops just have the fan work even when the display is asleep, if they're doing something "intensive"?

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4 hours ago, Yummyfruitz said:

I see. What had me worried is the fact I thought that,since I turned off the screen while charging (because I didn't want anything to heat up too much wihile I was away)  nothing would be happening in the background, such as these windows updates and my laptop only turning the fan when i turned the screen back on.

 

Shouldn't all laptops just have the fan work even when the display is asleep, if they're doing something "intensive"?

Not necessarily, when they go to sleep they basically go into a power save mode, so nothing really turns on during that process, if it is executing background processes like windows updates that would be normal. But if I ever heard my laptop fan kick in while it was asleep with the lid down I would think that was weird, might vary from one manufacturer to another. Regardless you are okay.


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