Anyways performance wise it runs Mass Effect 3, EVE Online and F1 2011 maxed out. It's ****ing awesome.
Problem. When playing F1 2011 it gets bloody hot. Like up around 85-90 degrees.
Is that manageable or should I look for some additional cooling?
What specifically gets to that temp? The processor? The GPU? The room itself in total? Suggestion: Open a window and have a fan blowing. 85-90 is dangerous for CPU under load but not entirely for GPU as I seen GPU's (mine as an example) hit that temp. Even a laptop cooler may do a trick (but will ultimately blow dust). Taking an air compressed can and blowing it near the vents of the lappy would be a good idea to clean it out as well.
Yeah, but when he "recently got a Samsung" dust should not yet be that great of a problem. Do you play on a bed or is the Laptop on a table? The heat produced keeps me from playing on laptops...
dust collects quickly in a system, especially in a tight confinment of components like that in a laptop.
Air circulation is your best friend. Make sure the room is getting it properly. If not, opened window and a fan. I do this as I use my wifes laptop as a tower for her programming. So it is constantly on.
If you do not cool the system down and the CPU is running at that temp, it will throttle down in order to try to counter chip failure due to the heat. But eventually you can burn the core and that would be it for your new cpu. GPU's are more heat resistant, but not by much. What makes all this worst is that unless you have the gpu as a daughter port (so it is a separate gpu from mainboard), the components are all on the same PCB, and it is the accumulative heat. If it is on a daughter port, then GPU should have its own cooler to it.
Software monitoring programs are not really accurate. But if it is GPU at those temps, and that is highest temps, then that is still very high but not overtly (temporarly) dangerous (I think threshold is something like 120 before damage occurs). I would seriously get that thing near a fan blowing out towards an open window. Or go into an airconditioned room. Long term wise, that isn't safe.