Opera causing SSD overheating

  • Hello,

    I have found an interesting thing about Opera browser. It causes SSD overheating (or at least considerably greater heat than usual). Laptop is Lenovo 700 15ISK and it has Samsung SM951 256GB SSD. The issue is linked only to Opera - SSD operates in normal temp ranges in every other scenario lik watching movies, heavy gaming etc. What I also noticed it does not happen when Opera is in Private mode, but only in normal mode. For example, temps in Private mode are mostly 38-40 Celsius while in normal mode they are at mostly around 55 Celsius but for some periods they jump over 70 degrees. I tried disabling all extensions in normal mode to see if some of them may be the culprit but still the same. Could it be that caching websites is causing higher temps? Since there's no caching in Private mode. If so is it possible to disable caching in normal mode too? Or this may be some other kind of problem with Opera itself? Because it's strange that browsing causes more heating to SSD than watching FHD movies or playing games like Battlefield. Just to mention, CPU temps are perfectly fine, under 40 Celsius constantly.

  • What extensions do you have installed? Since private mode disables extensions, that would be my guess.

  • LastPass, Gmail Notifier and Scroll to top. Like I said, I tried running in normal mode without any extensions, completely uninstalled them. But the issue is still there. While in Private mode temps are really low.

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