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by KaseyKaden
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?

Just a last follow-up. I replaced the thermal paste, it was a pain in the ass because I had to remove over 20 screws to get at it, including the keyboard. The old thermal paste was hard, and difficult to remove. Doubt it was doing much anymore. Put on some Arctic MX-5, reassembled. It was surprising...
by KaseyKaden
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?

I probably should have given a little more details about my setup. I'm using the laptop only as a media server (Plex/Sonarr/Radar/qbittorrent/Jacket/VPN) and for HomeAssistant running in Virtualbox. As long as I can keep that all running coolly the laptop is doing everything I need. It sits on a tab...
by KaseyKaden
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?

I think you called it on turbo causing the temperature rise. Since limiting CPU to 99% the CPU has stayed mostly below 150°F (never over 170°F), and the fan hasn't spun up too full jet engine mode. I'll still replace the thermal paste this weekend. I wish I had known about that turbo mode issue year...
by KaseyKaden
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?

Thank you, I ordered some Arctic MX-5. The laptop is over 7 years old so it's probably a good idea to open it up and clean in out anyway, and redo the thermal paste in the process. I'll also follow the second recommendation and limit CPU to 99% in a custom power profile. I do have a lot of spare RAM...
by KaseyKaden
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

How to reduce laptop heat while using qbittorrent?

I have HP Elitebook 8560w (16GB RAM) that I run qbittorrent on. It's idle temp is 120-130°F. When I'm downloading a torrent at 3-7MB/s for longer than 5min the CPU temp jumps to 170-190°F at ~30% CPU utilization. I'm downloading straight to an external USB 3.0 harddrive. My question is if there are ...