In this blog post, we will discuss and answer a question that potential users often ask, do Razer laptops overheat? As many users have reported experiencing overheating problems with their Razer laptops, causing the device to shut down or perform poorly, this is not good.
We will explore the causes of this issue and discuss possible solutions to help prevent overheating on Razer laptops. Whether you are a current owner or considering purchasing one, this post will provide valuable information to help you make a better-informed decision.
Do Razer Laptops Get Hot?
Razer laptops have a reputation for getting hot when gaming, mainly due to the powerful internal hardware that generates heat. Overheating can occur due to intensive usage, poor maintenance, or obstructed air vents. However, Razer Blade laptops have advanced cooling systems and aluminum chassis that efficiently absorb and dissipate heat.
That said, I understand how overheating would be a nightmare as Razer laptops are so expensive. But, like with all gaming laptops, it is imperative you keep your laptop running at an ambient temperature. By ensuring the vents and exhausts are kept clear. Clean dust and other debris from the inside and further cooling can be achieved using a laptop cooling pad.
Moreover, you must keep your drivers up to date. This includes the operating system, hardware, and peripherals. Following these steps will ensure your Razer laptop does not overheat.
If you want to know how hot Razer laptops get, read on. I tested the brand-new 15-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop to provide you with actual data on how hot these beautiful laptops get.
How Hot Should a Razer Laptop Get?
Razer’s laptops are always packed with powerful internal components. Such as NVidia GeForce RTX GPUs, and Intel and AMD processors so there is no surprise they can get pretty hot.
But how hot should a Razer laptop get? And how hot is too hot?
You will want to keep the average temperature of the Razer Blade 15 below 90 degrees Celsius, or 194 degrees Fahrenheit, which is also what is recommended by Razer. However, Intel stated here; that it is unlikely that your processor will get damaged if it gets hotter than that. As thermal throttling and automatic shutdown will take place due to the added thermal protection.
AMD’s CPUs also have a maximum operating temperature, (of 90° C or 199° F). Again, if an AMD CPU reaches a higher temperature the processor will start to slow or throttle down. The same with NVidia GPUs. (Average temperature is 93° C or 199.4° F). Graphics cards also have systems in place that will cause them to throttle down with high internal temperatures.
Having said that, even with all the fail-safes in place, you must keep the temperature of your gaming laptop down. Then it is less likely to suffer major problems, such as overheating that leads to poor performance and a shortened lifespan.
But, you shouldn’t worry or stress too much because there are plenty of things you can do to achieve a safer temperature. That I will dive into shortly.
But first, let’s see how hot the Razer Blade 15 actually gets.
How Hot Does the Razer Blade 15 Get?
How hot your Razer Blade 15 gets will vary depending on what kind of hardware is inside. The more powerful the hardware, the more heat it will generate. Other factors include the age of the laptop and the settings that you use in your games. How well you look after your Razer gaming laptop, can have a massive impact on how cool it runs and how well it performs.
The Razer Blade model I have (shown above), packs a 12th Generation Intel Core i7 12800H 14 Core processor. An NVidia RTX 3070 TI graphics card is also included. Plus, 16GB DDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD.
For me to check how hot this Razer laptop gets. I carried out three simple tests. First, check the idle temperature without any applications or programmes running in the background.
Second, check the temperature while editing videos and images using the ADOBE design software. The third was seeing how hot it gets while playing the first-person shooter COD Warzone.
The Power Settings I Used
Over the years I have owned several Razer Blade laptops and and found that changing the power settings can have a huge impact on the heat output. The settings are highlighted below.
The results here should give you a reliable indication if Razer Blade laptops overheat or not. You can then make an informed decision about this brand of gaming laptop and whether it is the right option for you.
Razer Blade 15 Temperature: Idle
After switching on the Razer Blade 15 laptop, I did not change any settings and left it to sit idle for 10 mins. Here are the Razer Blade 15 Temperature HWiNFO results with and without a laptop cooling pad.
Temperature: Design Work
For the second test, I allowed my Razer laptop to cool down. I switched it back on without changing the settings. I proceeded to run the ADOBE software, and edited images and videos for around 10 mins.
Here are the HWiNFO results with a cooling pad, and without a laptop cooling pad.
Temperature: AAA Gaming
The final test is to see if Razer laptops overheat. I allowed the laptop to cool and switched it back on and again did not change any of the settings.
Next, I started up Call of Duty Warzone using the Battle.net installer and then played a full game of Warzone Solo which lasted for around 10 mins.
Here are the results with a cooling pad and without a laptop cooling pad.
Temperature Check Conclusion
In conclusion, the tests carried out with the Razer Blade 15. Not surprisingly, the hottest temperature the laptop reached was during my Call of Duty Warzone gameplay. (Without the laptop cooling pad) With the graphics card, the temperature reached 83.9° C or 183.02° F, understandable.
This is well between the ideal GPU laptop temperature of between 80C-95C. After, turning on the cooling pad and high fan speed, the GPU temperature dropped to a respectable 77.3° C or 171.14° F.
|TEST||Average CPU Temp||Average GPU Temp|
|IDLE||43° C – 109° F||44.9° C – 112.8° F|
|ADOBE||45° C – 113° F||47.5° C – 117.5° F|
|AAA GAMING||66° C – 150.8° F||64.6° C – 148° F|
The CPU reached 83.9° C, or 174.2° F, which is acceptable and way below the maximum Temperature of 100° C for this particular Intel mobile processor. The 12th Generation Intel Core i7 12700H.
None of the tests I carried out was really concerning, with or without a cooling pad underneath. As you can see, not all Razer gaming laptops overheat.
Razer Blade Laptop GPU Stress Test – FurMark
When stressed the Razer Blade 15 with the FurMark software the GPU temperature reached 54.4° C or 129.9° F (without the use of extra cooling). The NVidia RTX 3070 TI GPU reached 65.8° C or 150.44° F.
These results are impressive considering the powerful hardware inside.
Once I turned on the Thermaltake cooling pad and set the fans speed to high and the GPU temperature dropped to an average of 53.3° C or 127.9° F. The hottest the GPU reached was 65° C or 149° F.
So, after running the FurMark Stress test and the previous test above. Clearly, Razer laptops are some of the best laptops that don’t overheat. However, these tests were carried out using the Blade 15.
If you want to know if there are issues with the Razer Book 13 overheating or if the Razer Blade 14 CPU temps or GPU temps are higher check out this post here.
It is also worth mentioning, based on the results the Razer Blade’s run somewhat cooler than other similar options like the Lenovo Legion 5’s or the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G series.
Why Does My Razer Laptop Get So Hot?
One possible reason why your Razer laptop gets hot. Is that the fans aren’t working correctly and aren’t able to cool down your Razer devices properly? Or it could be that you are blocking the vents or exhausts, preventing the heat generated from escaping.
Another reason could be that you’re running too many programs at once. Another possibility is that the settings in the games you play are set too high, and your graphics card is being overworked.
Reasons for High Temperatures
It could simply be a problem with your laptop. So, before anything serious happens, you need to figure out why the high temperatures occur. Consistently running your gaming laptop at high temperatures could lead to irreparable damage and a shorten lifespan of your Razer laptop.
Finally, if your laptop is still in the warranty period, you should contact Razer with your concerns. Despite what some users have said, Razer offers helpful customer support.
Why Does the Razer Blade Chassis Get Hot?
One thing that does feel hot while using a Razer laptop, is the surface of the laptop. The keyboard area and the palm rests do feel warm, even when I am working and not gaming, the laptop can feel warm.
But this is nothing to get too alarmed about. You see, Razer’s laptops have an aluminium chassis, including the Razer Blade 14, the Razer Blade Pro, and this model, the 15-inch Razer Blade Advanced.
Aluminium is excellent at conducting heat away from the CPU and GPU, but this is also what makes the surface feel hot. Yet, the aluminium build is why Razer laptops are durable, strong, and highly sturdy.
What If the Razer Battery Gets Too Hot?
The battery inside Razer Blade laptops has been a hot topic of debate over the last year or so. There have been several reports of the battery swelling. Understandably, this would be a nightmare for anyone.
The cause of this is poor care which could lead to an overheating problem. Causing the battery to lose its charging process. The battery could even explode if nothing is done to correct the problem.
Moreover, most people don’t realize laptop batteries should not exceed a certain temperature. The Razer laptop contains a battery that states on the label the battery should go above 65° C or 149° F.
If you allow the Razer Blade battery to exceed these temperatures, you will likely face problems. Such as those mentioned above. Fortunately, it has not happened to me with any of my Razer laptops.
I always recommend users invest in the best Razer Blade 15 cooling pad. To help keep the base cooler, thus, keeping the battery compartment at optimal temperatures at all times.
What You Should Do If Your Razer Laptop is Overheating?
If you are experiencing thermal throttling or feel your Razer laptop is overheating. Close all applications and programs, and then turn off your Razer device. Allowing it to cool down to a safer temperature.
You should first check if anything is blocking the vents because this will prevent the heat from dissipating. Elevating your laptop will also help improve cooling. I always recommend using a laptop cooling pad or laptop stand. These are both inexpensive options, they would also be ideal for elevating your device.
When you are running games on your new laptop, you should close any programs and apps that aren’t essential. Doing this will free up resources like RAM, which will also help improve performance. It will also put less stress on the CPU, allowing the system to run more efficiently.
How to Prevent Overheating
A simple solution would be to lower the graphics settings in the games or applications that you use. This will reduce the amount of work the GPU has to do to render images. Therefore, creating less heat.
If that doesn’t help, a better option would be to clean the fans by blowing compressed air through the vents. Lastly, ensure the room is well-ventilated. And there is no direct sunlight beaming on your device.
Does the Razer Blade 15 Hit 100 Degrees?
The Razer Blade 15 has a good cooling system but internal temperatures could reach 100 degrees. If you do not take the time to keep it running cool and this can hardware damage and reduce system performance. Therefore, it is important that you use a cooling pad.
Also, shut down any unused programs and keep the device is up to date, and check if the fans are working. You can also try disabling turbo boost. Or lowering the processor state of both of these tricks will help with cooling.
Some users have reported the Razer Blade 14 can reach temperatures of over 100 degrees. (See Reddit Post Here) However, the 14-inch Blade is much smaller, so there is less space for cooling. Yet they still pack some serious hardware inside. Again, the same rules apply as with the Razer Blade 15. Proper heat management is crucial for the longevity of your sleek and sexy Razer laptop.
Read Next: Now you know not all Razer laptops overheat. You should check out this post to answer are Razer laptops reliable and whether they are worth the investment.
For those who are asking the question. Do Razer laptops overheat? Having read this post, you should know from first-hand experience that they won’t overheat if you take good care of them.
Your concerns about a Razer Blade overheating are understandable. But if you stay consistent with these simple yet effective tips. Your Razer gaming laptop will run at an optimal temperature for years to come.
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