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During normal usage - browsing the internet, watching videos, browsing forums etc, i see temps around 55-65.  In BF1, CPU will sit around 85-90 in a cool 75 degree room. If i don't use a cooling p... See more...
During normal usage - browsing the internet, watching videos, browsing forums etc, i see temps around 55-65.  In BF1, CPU will sit around 85-90 in a cool 75 degree room. If i don't use a cooling pad, the computer will shut down due to overheating (spiking). all software based hardware tests pass (system support), but it's a bit annoying to have to use a full blown cooling pad. I understand this is a very demanding game. Is this normal for this machine? my previous i7-6700 laptop ran significantly cooler. I'm wondering if it's worth my time to open it up and check the thermal paste. All fans are also clear of dust and debris, it's a brand new machine. 
looking at the recommended processors, i assume an e6600 core 2 duo would work fine?