- Dec 13, 2017
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I guess thats the problem? Thin. Quiet. Cool. Currently engineering limits us to choosing two out of the three!"premium" thin laptops
I haven't followed chip design for several years now. I wouldn't be surprised if Intel/AMD were building CPUs with a higher tolerance to heat build up than previous generations. An increasing demand for thin laptops is pushing design towards completely passive cooling or anaemic fans.
On a related note; if you aren't kind to where/how you use your machine, the cooling system can get clogged. The efficacy of the thermal compound also degrades. If you are running a five year old laptop, the thermal compound may not be doing much passive transfer to the heat sink. Although... after looking up the Dell 7300... it looks like a 2019 model?? So maybe they just cheaped out on thermal dissipation?
You seem like a pretty smart dude... so I am sure you mean idling when you say idling. For completeness, i'll say it anyway : make sure the machine is actually idling... that is, there aren't any rogue background process burning up CPU cycles.idling