I am reading some of the recent rewiews for the Framework Laptop, and while I am very hyped and happy to see the good results in the benchmarks ran by them, I am also a bit worried of something they’ve pointed out: CPU temps.
Based on postings in this forum, the cooling system in the laptop claimed to keep it in good temps, but so far more than a couple of reviews are pointing out the CPUs running at very high temps.
Here are some extracts from the reviews:
The CPU peaked at 100 degrees Celsius numerous times in runs of PCMark 10 and sustained temperatures in the very high 90s throughout the PCMark Spreadsheets test. The Ryzen CPU in the Asus ROG Flow X13, for example, stayed around 10 degrees cooler throughout this same benchmark, which is still running pretty hot. - Per Digital Trends
…But even at the lowest setting, the thermometer was clocking in 96-degree temperatures around the function keys. - Per Gizmodo
Reason this concerns me is because a chip running at 90°C (194℉) during 24 hours and 7 days a week, will probably last 6-20 months.
That itself concerns me a bit, specially since I was thinking on using mine for graphic work (mild) and light gaming.
I should note that in both of these reviews they’re using a Core i7-1165G7, which is the mid-tier option for the motherboard, and as far as I’ve been able to research, newer Intel CPUs are alleged to withstand high temperatures easily.
What would be the reason something of this could happen? And how does this stack with the lower/highest tier motherboards for the Framework Laptop?
I am not fully familiar with this gen of CPUS and if they are capable of tolerating high temperatures, but I figured i’d be great to ask since it would be a bummer to have to be buying motherboards every 2 years or so if temperatures this high affects lifespan.