My System is as follows:
Amilo Sa 3650 + Booster
Windows Vista x64
Up to date Bios Version.
Up to date drivers. (From the driver Website)
I've bought a Amilo Sa 3650 like 7 month ago. And I like it, it's performance for gaming (with booster) is nice, and its super portable for work. Since a few weeks, maybe a month, I keep getting overheating issues. I used the tool "Core Temp" and "Everest" for temperature measurement. In idle mode (only windows running, non additional Software but Core Temp) the CPU core Temp is about 50 °C. What is more than normal, but shouldn't be an issue. When i browse the web, use winamp and open outlook and office tools temp is going up to like 55-60 °C. This shouldn't be an issue as well. But when I play high performance games, or render videos with Blender, i keep getting overheating. Because of this i tried out a CPU Benchmark, which can drive the CPU to 100%. When I use a Benchmark driving the CPU to 100% for more than 2 minutes the CPU Core Temperature goes up to 95°C, after 3 min I'm at 100°C, after like 4 min the System just turns off with a core temp of 107°C(!). In the Technical-Reference-Handbook of the processor they say critical temp is 100°C. Why isn't the BIOS shutting down the System earlier or start to reduce the frequzency. I can't understand why the CPU is running with max. freq. even when its going to overheat. I checked out BIOS configuration, but it's pretty much as a "Bios Lite" Version, you can change nothing but Boot related stuff.
Well what ever. Why is my System overheating? The Notebook is standing on a desk with clear surface. I tried out other surfaces, glass table, metal table... always the same. The temperature in my room is about 20°C. Overheating happens without the booster, using notebook display, and with the booster - using only an external screen connected with the booster, notebook monitor is turned off.
I checked the air-slots at the side and the bottom of the notebook, i cant see any unusual here. I don't want to open the notebook, because I have still guarantee.
I've found this forum, so I thought its better to start a topic here, before contacting the support-line.
What can I do? I don't want to have an damage to the hardware because of overheating!