So, while playing Skyrim, I noticed that my temperatures usually stay at around 80C. I've read countless articles stating that temperatures are fine if they are under 100C, so I wasn't too worried. I reached 80C when I overclocked the core clock from 590 to 680. However, I decided to be on the safe side and reduce the heat, So I reset the clock back to 590 and I was still reaching temperatures of 80C. Then I decided to underclock to 500 and the temperature was still the same.
Is something wrong with my GPU? Fan? or do I have less understanding of GPUs and CPUs than what I thought?
When running Battlefield 3, I reach temperatures of 75 (Stock settings, not overclocked) in the game menu. I simply start up the game and my laptop heats up from around 50C to 75C while I choose a level or adjust settings.