If you have a laptop with Intel processor Core 2 Core i5/i3/i7 the cpu will ramp overcloked over the standard manufacturing frequncy like from 1.6 ghz to 2.2 ghz , and so on. I adivise if you have heating problems on your laptop to change the Power Managment setting at the processor ussage on pluged-in to “99%” instead of “100%” that means that the speedstep will be limited to go from idle 950 mhz to maximum standard freq , that is stated on the laptop box and etc.
When overclocking the Intel processor will heat at 90
C or 95C that means on some laptops the videocard can ramp 115
C 120C due the processor overclocking and heating system attached to processor and videocard.
With that setting at “99%” the heating problem goes from 90
C to 75C on 100% all core usage and videocard will stay at maximum 80-90`C at maximum usage.
There it is another way of reducing the temps but involve some hacking and opening the chasis for DELL laptops , but that is for “people that know what to do” and …this easy way is better of both.
You can set the power management for maximum power and maximum heat on a “high perfromance profile” and use this setting for “powersaving profile”.