Razer Blade laptops are popular with gamers, and content creators. They’re designed to deliver the highest possible performance. But there is a question that potential users often ask, do Razer laptops overheat?
So, I grabbed the new Razer Blade 15, by far, one of the best gaming laptops I have ever owned. Then I tested it by playing Call of Duty Warzone, some video editing, Photoshop work, and everyday tasks. I also put it through its paces using the Fur Mark GPU and Prime95 CPU Stress Tests.
So, without further ado, lets dive in and see what I found.
Do Razer Laptops Get Hot?
All laptops designed for gaming will generate heat while under heavy load. However, Razer Blade’s Aluminum chassis is highly effective at absorbing and dissipating heat. The downside to this is it makes the surface area feel hot. This often gives users the impression the laptop is overheating.
That said, Razer laptops are so expensive, so it would be a nightmare if it was to overheat. Yet, like with all gaming laptops, to prevent this, it is imperative you keep your laptop running at an ambient temperature.
You should always make sure the vents and exhausts are kept clear. And clean dust and other debris from the inside. Further cooling can be achieved using things like laptop cooling pads to help with elevation.
Also, keeping your Razer laptop up to date can be beneficial. 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. And like with all gaming laptops, they can get pretty hot.
So how hot should a Razer laptop get? You will want to keep the average temperature of the Razer Blade 15 way below 90 degrees Celsius, or 194 degrees Fahrenheit, which 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 processors also have a maximum operating temperature of around 90° C or 199° F. Again, if their mobile CPUs reach a higher temperature than that. The processor will start to slow or throttle down.
It is 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 if they experience high internal temperatures.
Even with all the fail-safes in place, you must keep the temperature of your laptop down. If it gets too hot, you’re likely to experience major problems, such as poor performance and a shortened lifespan.
Having said all that, you shouldn’t worry 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 or any other Razer laptop gets will vary depending on what kind of hardware it has installed. The more powerful the hardware, the more heat that it will generate.
Other factors include the age of the laptop and the settings you use in your games. How you look after your gaming laptop can also 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. A NVidia RTX 3070 TI graphics card is also included. Plus, 16GB DDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD.
To check how hot this Razer laptop gets. I carried out three simple tests. The first test, checking the idle temperature without any applications or programmes running in the background.
The second test is checking 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
After owning two Razer Blade’s over the last few years. I have found that changing the power settings can have a huge impact on the heat output. So, I have listed the settings I use for this test 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 and 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, 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’s 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, to 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 were concerning with or without a cooling pad attached. As you can see, not all Razer Blade gaming laptops overheat.
However, I would also recommend you invest in a suitable laptop cooling pad for your particular Razer laptop. Additionally, I would also advise changing the max and min processor state to as above.
Razer Blade Laptop GPU Stress Test – FurMark
When stressed with FurMark the GPU temperature reached 54.4° C or 129.9° F (without the use of extra cooling). The hottest the RTX 3070 TI graphics card reached was 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 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 dont 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?
There could be a number of reasons why your Razer laptop gets hot. One possibility 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 by the CPU and GPU 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 may also shorten the 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. I can vouch for that.
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 due to poor care that 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 I have contains a battery that clearly states the battery should go above 65° C or 149° F.
If you allow the 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 a cooling pad suitable for the Razer Blade 15-inch model. 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 can reach a maximum temperature of 100 degrees. And beyond if you do not take the time to keep it running cool. Excessive heat can cause hardware damage and reduce system performance.
Therefore, it is important that you use a cooling pad and shut down any unused programs. Also, keep it up to date, and ensure the fans are always working. You can also try disabling turbo boost. Or lowering the processor state 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 Blade 15. Proper heat management is crucial for the longevity of your sleek and sexy Razer laptop.
You Must Read Next: Now you know not all Razer laptops overheat; next you should check out my post explaining answering are Razer laptops reliable and are they 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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