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Question: Laptop Overheating

I was playing c.s go yesterday when I started noticing the fps's were dropping to 20, when usually its at 100, so because its summer I remembered to check the pc temps, and I got these:
when im browsing internet:
CPU: 63C
GPU: 61C
MotherBoard: 55C
Fan speed: 1920 rpm
When I start playing some game (c.s G for example):
CPU: 90C
GPU: 88C
MotherBoard: 80C

My CPU is: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHZ

Question is, the thing that's making me lose fps's is the heat right? And if yes any ideas how to fix it?

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Answer: Laptop Overheating

Heat will cause a number of issues including system slow downs and reboots. 1) Do you have your laptop in a well ventilated place? 2) Are your vent openings clear of dust? 3) Are you running this on a good laptop cooler (please tell me you are)?

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i have a new game for my laptop, and it overheats it to the point it turn off to prevent death!i need a solutionthe game isnt slow, the hardwares capable but isnt capable of cooling the laptop!!i was wondering if laptop coolers are any goodthe ram seems to be the culprit followed by the cpu, the graphics card is ok, [has 2 heatsinks coming off iti have a dell, which sucks air in through the bottom and out the sides/back/top my laptop is dell m1710

Answer:laptop coolers advice, laptop overheating!

I had the same problem. My solution was to get out the vacuum cleaner and use it to suck out all the dust that had built up inside. All that air also sucks in dust. Now i have a smooth running laptop.

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Question: Laptop overheating

Recently i have been having problems with my Toshiba Satellite A75 where, if my room goes above 70 Degrees Farenheit, my computer will overheat and shutdown. Also, when it shuts down, and i feel the upper right hand corner of the keyboard it is burning hot. I have elevated the back of the laptop onto a couple books and it hasnt helped the fact that my room has to stay below 70 degrees.

I downloaded SpeedFan because i saw it on another post and it says my HD0 is running @ 37 degrees right now, and i dont really know what that means, my hard drive? Also, where do i find what motherboard i have so i can properly configure SpeedFan?

So far the only thing i have found that could be considered a solution was to tear the computer apart and replace the heatsink stuff with somethin thats better, like Arctic Silver 5...but as it is im at a complete loss as to what to do.
 

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My Buds laptop keeps shutting down and its gets super hot. Are laptps fixable when this happens. i mean to fix a tower i would just replace or add a fan. can the fans be replaced on a laptop?
 

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Hello guys i have an issue with my laptop, 3 weeks ago i bought and inspiron 15 7559 with procesor intel I7, 16 of ram and a  video card  of 4 gb ddr5 NVIDIA 960M. Sometimes when im using excel or watching some videos on youtube it reaches 109 °F and you can feel it warming on the center of the keyboard; also when i am playing demanding games (life Wolfstein the New Order) ir reaches 149 °F. I don´t know if those temperatures are normal or it could harm my laptop.  I would appreciate a lot if you can give me some info about this.

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Question: overheating laptop

Hey everyone,
My sister has a acer laptop that has a overheating problem, the cpu is getting too hot and turns off usually.
it gets about 70c and when it gets to 80c it turns off.
the battery of it doesn't work properly, I must plug it to the charger so it will work, if not it will just work for 5-10 minutes and then will turn off.
besides that, everything is ok with the pc.
can you please help me to know what exactly is the problem?

pc specs:
cpu: intel pentium p6200 2.13ghz
ram: 2gb
motherboard: acer aspire 5742z (model of the laptop)
 

Answer:overheating laptop

First problem is caused by, as you noted, overheating. There are several things to reduce the heat. Clean out the laptop or at the very least try and blow the dust out of it. Buy a cooling pad with fans that plugs into a USB port.

Our netbooks sit on passive cooling pads, no longer sold. The pads have crystals in them and absorb heat and turn the crystals into gel. Since my first netbook was purchased in 2008, I've probably been using them for 9+ years.

The second item tells you the battery needs to be replaced. Once that is done, it will work off power for several hours. Laptop batteries last about 3 - 5 years depending on the charging/recharging that is done.

I just bought a new battery, not from Acer, for a netbook that I purchased in 2011. The battery lasted about 5 years.
 

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Question: laptop overheating

my laptop keeps shutting down by overheating itself

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been having problems with this laptop overheating and shutting down on me.....I have laptop elevated where it's not flat on the table surface.....once it shuts down I can immediately restart with no problem.....I do get a screen message that it has shutdown for overheating but it's ok now.....What I had up on my screen is still there and I haven't lost anything.......

I have run AVG.......SuperAntiSpyware.....and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to make sure system is clean....no virus on system but did have a few spyware/malware that i got rid off along with cookies.........

Is it a fan problem? Do they need to be replaced?.......Is it a program causing the problem? How do I find out?

Answer:Need Help with laptop overheating

Hello Juliebayougal . Welcome to the SevenForums > . There can be several causes of over heating. I will start you out and then experts can take over.
First , please go to this free site and download , unzip, extract all, run as admin, then use File, save file , : Open Hardware Monitor - Core temp, fan speed and voltages in a free software gadget
Then upload the text file by using this tutorial : Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Post back that and we will go from there, as we need to find the cause of the overheating .
Thank you for using SevenForums

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Question: Laptop Overheating

Hi Everyone,My laptop is starting to overheat. I have cleaned the vent recently but not the inside of laptop. The fan on my laptop will start spinning and then quit. Is there a way to cool the laptop down?Thank you.(The AC adapter is near the fan, but not plugged in. It's becoming a real pain!)

Answer:Laptop Overheating

What happens? The machine overheats and crashes? Could the fan be worn out? Does the machine always overheat, or just when you do certain things?

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Question: Overheating Laptop

I have a laptop that I'm trying to reinstall XP on. However, it over heats and shuts down before the install can complete. There is no option in the BIOS to view the temperature, so I'm wondering if there is any other way of getting a temp reading since there's no OS to boot into?

Thanks
 

Answer:Overheating Laptop

I dont know of any other way.However you might want to see if the fan is even running and see any dust or dirt needs cleaned out and go from there.
 

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Question: Laptop overheating

Hello,

My laptop has been feeling like it is overheating and randomly shutting down. What can I do to fix this? Thanks for your help!

Eric
 

Answer:Laptop overheating

What make and model of laptop?
How old?

Have you tried to use compressed air to clean out the air vents?
 

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Got a new Asus A6M-Q009H laptop the other day. After a couple of hours it completely switches off with no warning. When you power up again, Windows wants to check the hard drive but its OK. After a shorter time (say an hour) - same thing. ASUS help line says it might be software - could this be the case or are they spinning a line? Does this with both on adapter and battery. Could it be overheating? Any help would be very greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Laptop overheating?

May much depend on where you are useing your laptop,the WORST place to use it GUESS WHAT !!! is on your lap, you need airflow underneath to cool it down, placing it on your lap can stem the airflow to the point that it has been known to burn people..

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I got a Acer laptop and I know the cooling fan has been busted a while, I have been using a chiller pad single fan, but it still is overheating...well at least to the touch... I did also have a small fan blowing over the keyboard too but that has also burnt out due to it being overused..... I know there is a temp alarm software, I seen the links for it here, but I cant find it..... I am getting a chiller pad 2 fan tommorrow from ebay 1 dollar 1.60 shipping, but it wont be here for 3 to 4 weeks....

After this conversion I will open up my laptop and see if it needs cleaning..... If so I will do that, I dont have the canned air sio I will use my own air........BLOW HARD....
See if that helps. If someone can send me the link to the core temp software it will be appreciated....

Thank you

Answer:My Laptop is Overheating

You need to test with speed fan, Ill get the link.
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
There are others here that prefer other software. Their opinion is no better or worse than mine, You must make the final choice.

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Question: Laptop Overheating

Been having a bit of trouble with my laptop overheating just wondered if anyone can recommend a coolpad that they have used?

Answer:Laptop Overheating

click here from Amazon - not the cheapest, but certainly effective.Worth also checking that nothing is blocking the fans on your machine - dust can build up around the very limited inlets on many laptops.

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My Acer Aspire 7540G laptop (approx 6 m onths old) has become very hot after playing a game I downloaded. Is this normal or should I quit playing games on it? Apart from this is runs very cool. I would appreciate any help. many thanks.
 

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Often times I will be typing or in the process of opening a new window when my laptop will lag and I will have to wait at least 30 seconds for it to get back to normal. The fan will get louder during this time which makes me think the laptop is overheating. Thoughts? Isn't there a piece of software that monitors your computer's overheating?
 

Answer:Is my laptop overheating?

yes you can get software to monitor the overheating - however, when a laptop is working opening pages and things often the fan will run to cool down the CPU

blow out the vents around you laptop - you should see where the air is sucked in and blown out - often a good clean will help if its a overheating issue

Make model of laptop and then advice can be given re software

a lot of Laptops will give a warning message on the screen its overheating I know compaq and Hp do
 

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Question: overheating laptop

Hello there hope somebody can help i have a laptop that over heats i have taken it apart and the fan works fine cleaned the dust it last about a hour then BLUE screen of death leave for a day try again works fine for a hour dies again it gets so hot it burns your legs is there anything i can do would changing the heatsink getting new paste work..?

Answer:overheating laptop

When you are using the laptop do you have it sitting on your legs. Maybe you should try getting a laptop "board". My laptop recently died and i am pretty sure it was because my wife never let it get proper air flow, due to it sitting on her legs.Anyway. I would say try to get a flat surface. There are laptop "stands" that are mesh metal on the top to allow maximum air flow. Newegg had a nice one a while back.HoFL

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Question: Laptop Overheating

I have a Notebook Laptop Model:D27ES and it is now around 3 years old.The problem is that if I am running three or four different applications the fans starts working harder and then eventually (after about 7-10mins) the laptop will just cut out, losing any work that I have done.I have tried blowing cold air into the laptop to remove any dirt and dust, however this has not helped resolve the problem.I am considering buying a cooling pad ? does anyone know if these are effective and if so can anyone recommed one?Or can anyone suggest any other ideas to try and resolve this problem?

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my brother had a similiar problem with his laptop, he used to have it swithed on sometimes all day and you could feel the case getting very hot, eventually it packed up and was diagnosed that the heat had damaged the processor and/or the mobo,he bought a new laptop and a cooling pad and the pc now runs very cool not sure of model but have a look here click here=good luck

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I have a presario 2500 laptop running WIN XP PRO, which gets very hot within about 15 mins of being switched on. The Fan comes on, indeed comes on after about 5 mins. Then what seems to be a second fan cuts in and by the sound it makes, makes me think it is running at top speed and will stay on until i turn the unit off sometime later.can anyone recommend a program that i can download that will tell me if the laptop is running hot..eventhough just by touching it i think it is a forgone conclusion that it is. thanks.

Answer:Laptop seems to be Overheating!

MBM click here

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Hey all I am a gamer which I use my laptop to play games on but my laptop overheats in 10 minutes up to 71 Degrees Celius and the peak is 81. Is there a product that can lower the tempurture? I was looking at the Tragus laptop thing...

Answer:Overheating Laptop...

A laptop cooler should be beneficial.

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So my laptop was doing this flickering lately (going black for a second or until i give it a gentle shake) for no reason and I decided to take it to a service! They told me over there that my GPU is overheating and that is the problem! The only solution they gave me is changing the GPU, which is kinda expensive for a student like me !
Do you guys think of any other solution for this? A cheap one please?
I have a MSI FX700 (MS-1751 Motherboard)
Nvidia Geforce GT 425M GPU
Intel I5 M460 CPU
4Gb RAM
Running on a 256Gb Kingston SSD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Yes I always check my drivers to be up to date and yes I use a Cooling Pad!

Answer:My laptop GPU is overheating

Dust may be your problem. I've never tried cleaning out a laptop.
Others here will help you but, there plenty of videos on YouTube showing how to do it.
There is one other possibility:- You are trying to play Games that are overworking the Processor. For this there is no cure, other than buying a more powerful Laptop

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So my laptop was doing this flickering lately (going black for a second or until i give it a gentle shake) for no reason and I decided to take it to a service! They told me over there that my GPU is overheating and that is the problem! The only solution they gave me is changing the GPU, which is kinda expensive for a student like me !
Do you guys think of any other solution for this? A cheap one please?
I have a MSI FX700 (MS-1751 Motherboard)
Nvidia Geforce GT 425M GPU
Intel I5 M460 CPU
4Gb RAM
Running on a 256Gb Kingston SSD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Yes I always check my drivers to be up to date and yes I use a Cooling Pad!
 

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Question: Overheating laptop

I have a Fujitsu Amilo Pro laptop running Windows XP.
It overheats and freezes. Only shutting down by holding down the power button recovers it.
It overheats because the fan stops. The fan runs fine on boot up and speeds up and slows down as needed for a while but then stops.
It appears to do this at random, cpu fully loaded and working hard or sat on idle.
Why does the fan stop?
Is there a utility I could run to get the fan to run all the time / cut in at a lower temp?
Thanks.

Answer:Overheating laptop

Can you look in BIOS to see if you can change fan setting there?

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I'm using a Hp Pavillion G7 laptop and my temperature is rather high:
While browsing :70
While gaming : 85-93 °C
I noticed these temperatures a month ago so i decided to open her up and change the heat paste(click here and clean the fans etc. (followed this youtube video click here
When I gamed the next day the highest temperature I reached was 66°C, so I was a happy little camper. Now just a short while later It is back to 85-90 degrees.
Ambient temp between 20-25°C, air intake is free, fan seems to be working correct (how can I check if this really is the case?)
What is the most probable reason?
More about : cpu high temperatures

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Question: Laptop Overheating

hello, recently iv'e been having this problem where my laptop(acer aspire 5610) gets extremely hot, It slows down my games and all my programs. I really don't know what the problem is so much help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Laptop Overheating

Have you dusted out the cooling fans?
 

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Question: Overheating Laptop

I have an Acer Aspire 5050 laptop (about a year old) that will sometimes shut down on me after running for some time. I'm a truck driver and use it primarily for GPS navigation while on the road. So, shutting down at certain times can be problematic. I notice that the underside of the laptop appears to be quite warm after shutting down and so I assume that's what's going on.

Two questions...Is the overheating causing it to shut down and is there any damage being done to the pc when it does?
 

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Question: Laptop overheating

I'm using Compaq Presario CQ61 and it keeps overheating on minimum requirements (for example, I open up facebook on firefox and CPU temperature rises at over 75 ?C). Opened it up, cleaned it of dust, but still overheats. It even has an extra cooler, but the temperature just won't drop. Any good advice?

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I know this is NOT what you want as a possible solution but facts are facts= (read the cons)http://laptops.productwiki.com/compaq-presario-cq61/truenorth

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Question: Laptop Overheating

Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 5742. Intel Core i5 - 480M (Arrandale) 4gb ram (but I added two to make it six), 500gb hard drive Intel HD Graphics.

Its not up to three months old, and I started noticing that It would go off while I was playing a game (PES 2013) whilst on a bed. I discovered that was the reason and I started placing it on a table but i was still turning off. I went online and I was advised to get a cooling pad which I got but it still over heats. (Even when am just using Microsoft word!)

I installed Core Temp. which I set to hibernate my laptop each time it reached 90 - 95 degrees and then it became a lot frustrating as not long after booting my system hibernates and the under is stil very hot.

The fan blows VERY hot air all the time. and i don't know why. i touched under the laptop and also dicovered that the places where the ram and hard drive are were also very hot so I opened the part over the ram and removed the extra ram but then it still did the same thing, so i put it back. I dont know how to open the laptop fully as it is very difficult doing so. even the keyboards are warm. Its average temp is about 60 degrees and above. which is scary and now my laptop has developed the habit of always hibernating.

What do I do? I'm really getting fed up!
 

Answer:Laptop Overheating

drnuel73 said:





Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 5742. Intel Core i5 - 480M (Arrandale) 4gb ram (but I added two to make it six), 500gb hard drive Intel HD Graphics.

Its not up to three months old, and I started noticing that It would go off while I was playing a game (PES 2013) whilst on a bed. I discovered that was the reason and I started placing it on a table but i was still turning off. I went online and I was advised to get a cooling pad which I got but it still over heats. (Even when am just using Microsoft word!)

I installed Core Temp. which I set to hibernate my laptop each time it reached 90 - 95 degrees and then it became a lot frustrating as not long after booting my system hibernates and the under is stil very hot.

The fan blows VERY hot air all the time. and i don't know why. i touched under the laptop and also dicovered that the places where the ram and hard drive are were also very hot so I opened the part over the ram and removed the extra ram but then it still did the same thing, so i put it back. I dont know how to open the laptop fully as it is very difficult doing so. even the keyboards are warm. Its average temp is about 60 degrees and above. which is scary and now my laptop has developed the habit of always hibernating.

What do I do? I'm really getting fed up!Click to expand...

Since it's only 3 months old, it's still under warranty. I'd get a replacement.
 

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Question: Laptop overheating

Toshiba Satellite P20 laptop
Pentium 4
3.2 GHz
512 RAM
80GB hard drive
64 MB NVIDIA Graphics
XP Media Centre Edition SP2 (reloaded 3 months ago)

Had it for a year, generally been fine. It's been overheating for a month or so now, and progressively getting worse. You used to be able to leave it flat on a desk for hours at a time with no problem. Now within minutes it gets extremely hot, over heats and turns of within half an hour, even if it's not doing much. Power settings etc. have been altered, to try just about everything, but nothing makes a difference.

It seems to only happen when the laptop is flat with the fans on the bottom, flat on the desk. Understandably this means it heats up a little faster as the fans have to work harder, but it used to be ok for 15+ hours. Now having to keep the laptop upside down to avoid it over heating. The 3 fans look ok, and it is the area around the fan vents (also by the hard drive I think) that do heat up dramatically.

Any help and advice on this greatly appreciated. Want to get an idea of what is most likely wrong, why, how to fix it, if I can do it, if not where to take it, how much is it going to cost etc.

Thanks.
 

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Question: Laptop overheating

Hi all,

I work on a DELL laptop. It sends out very heat air from its vents. I think probably there is some (or large amount of) dust on hardware devices inside it.
I know that best way is to open it and clean those pieces by (say) an air compressor, but there are two points here:
1- Do you agree that this warm air is because of the dust and I need to solve this issue by cleaning the hardware snips?
2- I haven't opened any laptop ever, I somewhat scare (because that laptop is not mine). Do you still say me to do it? If so, what rules I should observe before, when and after opening the laptop?

Thanks.

Answer:Laptop overheating

Hi Kurdman. Me too a Dell user. Dell was good at laptops. But now it has failed to cope up with the development that other brands like Lenovo, ASUS has made. It has a decade old heat sink design. Also it has poor fan speed controls which rushes up and comes down unreasonably. I had debated a lot with dell care at Twitter and over phone too. I got fed up with thier response that "Use your laptop at clean environment. Keep less ambient temperature." They add that 'we are ready to help' at the end. But my phone call is not gonna impact thier cooling policy with laptops.

Now answer to your question.
1 - Yes dust build up could cause less airflow to the vents causing thermal energy accumulation.
2 - If you are not sure, never do that. Get a compressed air can or a blower (with air intake filter), blow in through vent back and forth for sufficient time for dust to exit. Too much air pressure could cause fan bearing to fail, so keep sufficient distance while using blower.

Also note that you are feeling hot air exiting the laptop means "the processor is cooling, heat is removed, not its is getting hot". Unless you feel any hot spots over your keyboard, touchpad or arm-rest, you are good to go.

Thanks.

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Question: overheating laptop

hi,

i have one of those noisy-fanned toshiba laptops,

and recently the comp will randomly shut off,

and the fan is barely blowing air and is on whenever, and no exceptions, whenever the comp is on!!!
anything i can do without taking it apart??
thanks,

catlover
ubuntu 10.10
 

Answer:overheating laptop

time to get it serviced
hope ur giving it clearance at the bottom, and not making it sit on a couch or smthng
 

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Hi Everyone,I have a Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook with Windows XP Service Pack 2.If I leave the AC Adapter plugged in for 5 minutes or so, it will start overheating.My main concern is that the part that is overheating is right next to the battery.I bought the notebook PC about 4 years ago.Also, this is weird, the fan starts running when my screen is at normal brightness.Compaq is no longer getting my $1000 dollars. I'm getting an Toshiba next time.BIOS Setup? Get new computer? What do I do?Thank you in advance.

Answer:Overheating Laptop?!

Are you absolutely and completely sure that it hasn't always heated up like this; or is it just that you've only just noticed?Depending on the layout of the charge system, if the transformer (for 'converting' electrical outlet power into the smaller doses used by your laptop's battery) is built in to the laptop, then this heating is perfectly fine. The transformer has to do something with all that energy, and since it translates it through a magnetic field, that creates a lot of heat energy as a byproduct.Mind you, if you're leaving it in while fully charged this is generally unadvisable. While in theory the laptop should automatically realise "Oh hey, I'm on AC now" sometimes they do get a tad confused and start using the battery and AC, leading to a constant charging, and much overheating.All in all it's not something I would worry about too much, as long as you keep your eye on it.On the fan-brightness front I won't comment, as that's nowhere near my field of limited expertise.

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Question: laptop overheating

I have a Medion Pentium 4M laptop I believe its made by Acer. Everything works fine most of the time such as surfing the web but if I do excessive stuff such as burning a CD or editing videos the laptop becomes extremely hot and will eventually beep and shut down. The fan seems to be running fine, I can feel warm air coming out, and I also blew the dust out of the fan area.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:laptop overheating

i don't know much about laptops other than general repairs. all i can say about overheating is make sure that it is well ventilated. meaning it has to be on a solid flat surface because they overheat quickly on a soft surface because the vents get covered.

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Question: Laptop overheating

My asus F3T laptop seems to be overheating alot lately. Anytime I play medieval total war 2 it will overheat and switch itself off around 20 minutes in.

I downloaded speedfan and saw that all the temperatures were pretty high even on idle. When playing a memory intensive game the temperature would shoot through the roof. Especially the core temp which went above 100c.

Had this laptop for about a year now and not had anything like this happen before.

I think it might be because of dust accumalating in the fan but im not too sure.

Ive stuck a fan to blow directly on my laptop to cool it down a bit and it seems to have worked a little, the core temp has gone down a fair bit. But I dont know if I want to be constantly blowing a fan against it.

Do you think I should open it up and give it a good dust out?

Answer:Laptop overheating

I'm guessing the warranty would be voided if it were to be opened, right?

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Hi all,

I work on a DELL laptop. It sends out very heat air from its vents. I think probably there is some (or large amount of) dust on hardware devices inside it.
I know that best way is to open it and clean those pieces by (say) an air compressor, but there are two points here:
1- Do you agree that this warm air is because of the dust and I need to solve this issue by cleaning the hardware snips?
2- I haven't opened any laptop ever, I somewhat scare (because that laptop is not mine). Do you still say me to do it? If so, what rules I should observe before, when and after opening the laptop?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Laptop overheating

abbasi said:





Hi all,

I work on a DELL laptop. It sends out very heat air from its vents. I think probably there is some (or large amount of) dust on hardware devices inside it.
I know that best way is to open it and clean those pieces by (say) an air compressor, but there are two points here:
1- Do you agree that this warm air is because of the dust and I need to solve this issue by cleaning the hardware snips?
2- I haven't opened any laptop ever, I somewhat scare (because that laptop is not mine). Do you still say me to do it? If so, what rules I should observe before, when and after opening the laptop?

Thanks.Click to expand...

UNfortunately opening a laptop is not as easy as a desktop/tower & since I too have a similiar problem with my VAIO laptop, I'd suggest getting a can of compressed air , opening up whatever access on the bottom & spray the canned air in. OR, if you can afford it, take it to a shop.
Once its cleaned out, you might get a clip-on fan to keep it cool.



I've used such & it worked great. Good luck.
 

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Question: Laptop overheating

i currently have an acer aspire 5735, the laptop turns its self of after about 45min and is really hot underneath, i only bought the laptop in december and wonded why this probelm is happening, i have the laptop on a falt surface so the fan is not coverd and it still turns of. just wonded if any one has the same problem or how i can get rid of this problem

thanks Dean
 

Answer:Laptop overheating

Do you hear the fan running really loud before the laptop shuts down?

Try running speedfan and post back with the temps from that: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
 

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Question: Overheating Laptop

Hi All:
We have a G7-1070US HP notebook. It's always run hot (Core i3 - one of the first ones) and we use a cooling pad anyway.
Recently, it's decided to run hot enough to shut itself off.
I'm going to do the "obligatory" clean up/out with canned air, etc of the fan and air 'holes'...
BUT - here's the question: I already know the part number and can get a new fan for less than $30. Is it worth replacing the fan if it's still misbehaving after the clean up? (I don't mean in monetary value; more like does going straight to replacing the fan usually solve the problem?) I'd rather "cut to the chase" and replace the fan and be done with it if it's going to end the issues. (My guess is it will still run hot even with the new fan since it seems to be the nature of it.)

Your always great advice will be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Overheating Laptop

It might be worth it, as the fan could be working intermittently.

If you go this route, I'd also use silver thermal compound for better heat dissipation.
 

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I recently deduced that I am suffering from an overheating GPU.

I tend to idle at about 60c but as soon as I boot up a game (specifically Borderlands, or L4D2) I jump up to about 70c and from there it climbs until I peak at about 110c and then my frames drop to 2-5fps until it cools down or the game locks up and I'm forced to close it.

I have an Asus g50vt-x5 laptop, it's just under a year old. Here are some basic specs jfsag
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13
Video Card: Nvidia 9800m GS
Ram: 4gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit.

This problem started recently, and I'm not entirely sure what could have changed to cause it...

When booting up a game I'm not really noticing an increase in fan speed, but there is a significant increase in heat, for sure. (As per the rising temperatures)... I downloaded SpeedFan but it doesn't have compatibility with my motherboard and so it doesn't recognize my fan.

I've opened up the bottom of the laptop and checked for dust, and made sure the fan wasn't blocked or not functioning. Everything seems to be in order, the fan spins, there wasn't really any significant dust, and I've run a q-tip over the areas I could reach to clean out what I could, but I'm still getting overheated very quickly.

I'm playing games either on my lap, or on a wooden coffee table, but the rapid temp increase leads me to believe that it's not the surface I'm playing on.

Any tips?
 

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I have a advent laptop with a P4 desktop processor and 512mb ot ram.the laptop cuts out after about 10 mins of use. i have cleaned the fans. does anyone have any tips on how to slow the pc down and not overheat. i only use the laptop for surfing.

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click hereIf you actually have the laptop on your lap you may be covering the air intakr with your knee

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I have a hp dv6t 2000, running windows 7 64 bit, with an intel i7 1.6 GHz processor, 6 GB of ram and the nvidia geforce gt 230m graphics card. The CPU maxes out whenever videos and even music is played. I usually have an external monitor plugged into the the vga port and sometimes I have to just unplug the external monitor and the cpu winds down. Even recently my cpu maxes out without the external monitor plugged in and video playing. There is no ventilation problems with where the computer is located. About a year ago when I started using the external monitor, I could use as many applications as I wanted to. The laptop is a little over 2 years old. Any suggestions?

Answer:Overheating laptop

Canned air for blowing out dust is an obvious thing to suggest, but the fact your CPU maxes out isn't right - so there's some kind of corruption or malware present.

Anti-virus deep scan, malwarebytes ditto, and System File Checker are all prudent steps.

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i have a medion akoya p8610 laptop,jusy over a year old,it keeps shutting down after about 4 hours,it has no virus`s,i think its over heating,i have it on a cooling pad,and checked the internal fan is clean,other than that im lost,i can feel with my hand,the left hand side gets very hot,what more can i do?,im at my wits end help!

Answer:laptop overheating?

Have you tried using a can of compressed air (Yes i know it sounds funny) to blow out all the accumulated dust from inside the machine away

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Hi,
I`m trying to repair a laptop that keeps overheating,when booting up the fan runs for approx 8 seconds then stops,it then loads up as normal then just gets hotter until it shuts itself off, time varies,when running system is great for the model etc....
This is really bugging me now as I`ve not come across this before, hoping for some superior knowledge /tips thanks .
System is AMD sempron 2600 1603mhz,XP home, 512 RAM,VIA K8N800 M/Board.
 

Answer:Laptop overheating

Try blowing ALL the dust out of the fans and vents with canned air. That's a primary reason for laptops to overheat. Next, you need to check Task Manager and see if you have malware that is keeping the processor running 100%.
 

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Hi
My laptop keeps overheating, i have purchased a 3 blade fan for underneath - but it still cuts out. laptop is about 4 years old and is an acer 5613
Any suggestions? other than get a new one! - which may make sense - how often should one upgrade?
thanks

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How do you keep a laptop from overheating.

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My laptop is very hot. It is an HP Pavilion Dv5-1233se Special Edition Notebook PC. I turned it on for about 10 minutes, and it gets super hot. How to fix this problem?

Answer:Overheating Laptop?

The usual cause is dust. Clean out the dust inside the computer, by the fan.
Easy Ways to Fix Laptop Overheating | eHow.com

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How do you keep a laptop from overheating.

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Keep it turned off!!! ;-)No seriously, Laptops are notoriously bad when it comes to overheating. If you think that you've basically got a desktop computer (that quite often has alot of case space around it) crammed into a little laptop case, it's a wonder they don't catch light!You will find lots of stories about laptops burning peoples legs when they sit with it on their lap and all sorts, but there is very little you can do.I'd suggest having a look at any vents around the side of the computer - there may be a build up of dust there (the enemy of good cooling) try getting a vaccum on it and seeing if that'll do anything. Beyond that, if it's an older laptop, it might be worth taking it to a computer specialist (little town shop, not the likes of PC World) who can pull it apart and give all the fans, etc a good clean up. This can quite drastically improve the efficiency of the cooling.If it were a desktop computer, then you'd get loads of comments about buying a new case, or bigger fans, but you just can't do that with a laptop!Hope this is of some help to [email protected]

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I've been asked to look at a friends Toshiba laptop, as it keeps cutting out, the first thing I looked at was the vents, which seemed clear. I do recall somewhere a utiliy where one could run and monitor the CPU temp, does anyone know where I can download this from?The pc is running win XP with only 512 ram, I know XP will run with this amount of RAM but with Office 2007 it needs more. Second question:- having only this amount of RAM can this cause the CPU to run hotter?

Answer:laptop overheating

If the Person smokes then its going to be all gummed up inside, If that was the case for me I would not mend it. In any case the only way is it needs partly dismantling to clear the heat exchanger

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I got a Acer laptop and I know the cooling fan has been busted a while, I have been using a chiller pad single fan, but it still is overheating...well at least to the touch... I did also have a small fan blowing over the keyboard too but that has also burnt out due to it being overused..... I know there is a temp alarm software, I seen the links for it here, but I cant find it..... I am getting a chiller pad 2 fan tommorrow from ebay 1 dollar 1.60 shipping, but it wont be here for 3 to 4 weeks....

After this conversion I will open up my laptop and see if it needs cleaning..... If so I will do that, I dont have the canned air sio I will use my own air........BLOW HARD....
See if that helps. If someone can send me the link to the core temp software it will be appreciated....

Thank you

Answer:My Laptop is Overheating

You need to test with speed fan, Ill get the link.
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
There are others here that prefer other software. Their opinion is no better or worse than mine, You must make the final choice.

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Hi,

I've been stumped on this for awhile now. I have a custom built HP pavillion dv6000 laptop
and its been freezing up for no reason lately. its about a month old. i've also noticed it gets super hot when it does this.

would anyone know of a solution to this. i figured it would be hardware related like needing a good cooling system.

also i'm running win vista. on a intel core duo proccessor.

any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi,

I have a Medion P6613 Notebook laptop and the GPU is overheating and shutting down the OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). I have opened it up and cleaned the themal paste that was on it and replaced it with Arctic Silver 5, but it still overheats, pretty quickly, shoots up to 120 degrees and then shuts off. Any suggestions as to why steps I can do next.

Many Thanks,
Colm.
 

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I have a Hypersonic Aviator GX7 laptop, and during gaming it overheats like a mother... It restarted twice on me tonight while playing Half-Life 2, and I have the laptop sitting on four small blocks to increase the air circulation.

I'm wondering if anybody has had any luck with laptop coolers, and if so, if I can get some recommended models to use. My laptop is big (17" widescreen), so the cooler would have to be big as well...


3.4ghz P4 HT 800mhz FSB
2gb PC3200
ATi Mobility Radeon 9700 256mb
2x 60gb HDDs @7200rpm and 8mb cache

As you can see, I need something to control the abundancy of the system's components that overheat. Just looking for some suggestions, thanks guys.

Answer:Laptop overheating

a common problem with old laptops is dust in the fan
so take it apart and clean out all the fans you can findespecially the processor cooling fan
i had that problem recently and i know a lot of people had it too

laptops sit so close to the table they just suck in all the dust and food and **** (roaches and flies and bugs too) so make sure u clean the dust under ur laptop frequently

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OK so windows 10 installed installed its self 4 or 5 months ago , it caused my laptop to over heat so i spoke to tech support and they told me it was my fault as i would have to have my laptop checked out at my own expense which i did but there was nothing wrong with my laptop it went back to running quietly and not over heating when windows 10 was uninstalled. about 2 months later this repulsive , intrusive and immoral windows 10 program decided to install its self again this time when i again had to uninstall it my laptop would not run quietly and keeps over heating. I also tried to reset to factory settings but was unable to due to windows 10 causing my back up not to function this i discovered at further expense to myself by employing a computer engineer to reset it.

Imagine my anger when this morning I turned on my laptop only to discover EXPLETIVE windows 10 had installed its self again on my laptop. Where do i stand on getting compensation for my expense, time, invasion of privacy and distress caused to myself by this repugnant program, I don't want it and have never wanted it , I have paid to have all traces of it removed from my laptop and like herpes it resurfaces . Is there any way they will reimburse me for the ruined laptop and the money spent on engineers.

We have to stop this evil windows 10 program or herpes from destroying more laptops and unsolicited installing . Just checking other forums its plane to see its causing others distress and overheating an... Read more

Answer:overheating laptop

Hi, can't comment on Win 10 installing itself.

So block it if you don't want it.
If you don't want it, block the prompt (research offers ways).
Here's one idea.. there are others around on the net.
Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Bear in mind many users don't experience what you're seeing as overheating. On the other hand, there are threads here about high CPU use related to e.g. system and compressed memory that affects some hardware/driver combinations. But these usually don't mention overheating.

How to complain.
Not here.. this forum is users helping users- and we've had plenty of our own issues.
Try Windows feedback from within Win 10 (E.g. Windows key + ?)
But you will prefer a Microsoft forum to comment.
windows 10 - Microsoft TechNet Search

Possible causes:
a. Your laptop is not fully compatible with Win 10 and low level ACPI drivers e.g. aren't affording you normal heat management control.
b. Sthg installed that is not compatible with Win 10 that is using lots of CPU time. I.e you updated not clean installed.
(Note- you haven't provided a task manager screenshot or commented on which processes are using lots of CPU time so no-one will comment on that- I guess you're not wanting that anyway- just no Win 10).
c. When I first installed Win 10 on an older laptop, I found Defender was burning CPU time. Also another process under appmodel sthg like tiledataapps (can't recall). Took a while to deal with that.

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A while ago I took the back panel off of my laptop. (HP Compaq, 5 or 6 years old) I did this so I could clean it out as there was a lot of dust. I put everything back together, nothing was loose looked fine. I would push the button and the light would come on and I could faintly hear it boot up. Nothing would come up on the screen then after about 4-5 seconds it would turn off.
Not sure of the problem, maybe overheating, or not reading the HDD.
Thanks for the help in advance.

Answer:Laptop Overheating?

That wouldn't be overheating. Could be a number of things. RAM, HDD, CPU dislodged, etc.

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Hello all, I am facing a major problem of over-heating with my laptop from quite a while now. The problem is that even if I keep my laptop in idle state then also it heats upto 90 degree Celsius!! On quite load (CPU usage of 20%-25%) it heats up like anything. Even though I am using a laptop cooler with descent RPM it heats a lot.  The heating is on left side of laptop specifically. I encountered this problem first on the day I upgraded to Windows 10 during the installation of Windows it started heating and now its everday thing.  What all I have tried:Reseeting the PC with boot drive to default OS(i.e, Windows 8) but now it was even heating on Windows 8 so I upgraded back to Windows 8.1 then Windows 10,Installing an additional Notebook cooler but no success,Limiting CPU usage via battery option to only 50% but no success,Updating BIOS to F.26 by HP but no success,Getting an ice pack over it, actually it worked greaty but it is not a good idea for me,Watching guides and videos on this issue,Blowing air to its vents it didn't work but a lot of dust came out by this.So that was all I tried. A help wold save a burning laptop!

Answer:Overheating Laptop

The key is the flying dust. I suspect the cooling fan and surrounding area has gotten clogged up and the laptop needs to be opened and the heatsink reseated and new thermal compound applied. Post back if we can help with a Manual and/or videos. 

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HiI own an Elitebook 2540p along with its docking station, I bought both from my employer as a mean to own something a little bit more powerful than a regular laptop plus the ability of plugging a full scale monitor for better handling.I upgraded it to win 10 since last year and though some RAM was added, it works (or used to work) flawlessly until some few days ago, I started experiencing some misterious system shut-downs and iregular fan noises, I had it checked and cleaned without any specific issue, however it continues overheating (not always unfortunately) when it is docked (I use it that way 99% of the time) and despite I had some preliminary suspects on the overheating cause (Hard Drive, GPU) I have now realized that it always overheats when docked, checking google for similar cases, I saw Dell users complaining about the same and some guy with a more recent Elitebook experiencing the same problem, therefore my question is if indeed docking stations should be blamed for overheating PC's? My station is placed in a ventilated area (or at least I make sure no obstructions to the airflow are present) and despite most of the time it works fine, now I saw it very hot and wouldn't go on after I restarted it (for some other reason) unless it was unplugged, can anybody provide some hints on this matter? Thank you in advance.

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My laptop is very hot. It is an HP Pavilion Dv5-1233se Special Edition Notebook PC. I turned it on for about 10 minutes, and it gets super hot. How to fix this problem?

Answer:Overheating Laptop?

The usual cause is dust. Clean out the dust inside the computer, by the fan.
Easy Ways to Fix Laptop Overheating | eHow.com

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Hi Just spent 800 on a new laptop! It is perfect when i am surfing the web or doing everyday tasks! The problems begin when i switch on World of warcraft!

Windows vista home premium
Genuine intel R computer @ 2.2ghz 2.2ghz
2046 mb ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS (512mb)
DIRECT X10

I Am nearly sure it must be a overheating issue but am confused why! The fan seems to work fine and shouldn't be blocked as its brand new! I Have downloaded the latest driver for the graphics card - no joy. I have even tried running the game at a poorer resolution!
The machine itself is easily capable of running WOW so i really have no idea what to do?
Any help would be much appreciated as i fear i have wasted 800!

p.s Air vent situated on side of the notebook and wow crashes after about 30 mins to an hr
 

Answer:Laptop Overheating?????

Try sticking some small rubber feet on the rear corners to elevate the back about 1/4". I've done this for my HP multi-media dual-core machine, and it does help the cooling quite a bit. Also, you could look into a laptop cooler, basically a platform with a couple of fans that move more air through the machine.
 

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my laptop (toshiba satellite A50) does.

I mean, it's definitely not the energy thing, that's ok now...but it still heats a lot at times. Does virtual memory have something to do with that?

If there's another thread answering this question...I missed that one. Sorry.
 

Answer:laptop overheating help

Not really, I mean any hard drive activity is going to cause heat to build but not enough to cause a problem if everything in the laptop is working correctly.
 

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Hello,

So, I have a pretty annoying overheating problem which kept on happening for me for quite awhile. Everyday it got worser, but it stopped when I limited my fps to 60 everytime while playing a game and also purchasing a cooler beneath it. Then my laptop started to shut off on random occasions again. So, I decided to fix by blowing out the dust. But sadly, 2 of the bolts had their tops broken, so there was no way I could open the bottom layer of my laptop. So, I decided to blow air into the vents and other holes. But, when I checked if I fixed it or not the problem got worser. No matter if I limit my fps to 30 my laptop shuts down after 2 minutes. And the weird thing is that when I put my hand near the fan - there's no trace of warmth. Usually my fan would get hot even with the cooler and shut down. When I try to turn it back on it constantly shuts off like 10 times before it boots normally (before it would rarely take 2 tries).

Anyone have any ideas on what to do?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Laptop overheating even if the fan isn't hot

Also, forgot to mention that a couple of months ago some collision sounds started to come out from my laptop even if I mute the audio

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I have a HP Pavilion g series laptop which is over heating after 30 minutes of use.  I have removed the battery as I thought that was the problem but the laptop still gets very warm after a short time.

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I just bought a laptop that is still under warranty. Last night it shut down after a while. No gaming. Just regular browsing. It was overheated. I woke up today and plugged it in. Within a few minutes the temp on one core of the CpU was 75C max and it felt like it was almost burning my leg. What's going on? Should I ship it back?

It is in a regular room temperature room.

I don't block the vents.
 

Answer:Overheating Laptop

If, as you say, it's still under warranty, then I would return it.

Laptop computers are not intended to be on your lap, bed, covers, etc. They can overheat on any of the above surfaces or cause burned skin as you stated.
 

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I use my laptop on a desk normally,have used it on my lap, recently I have noticed it getting very hot both on the desk and on the lap, so hot that I cant keep it on my lap, the fans are extremely noisy when this happens obviously working overtime, whats at fault please the fan? or something else
Eddie

Answer:overheating laptop

Probably fluff in the air ducts and adhering to the fan blades.

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Can anyone help? I seem to be having problems with what I think is my laptop overheating and despite speaking to various people cannot get the problem sorted. I think that is is a simple problem of the bios needing updating. I have downloaded the latedt bios update from Fujitsu however cannot get it to work. The file is a WinImage self extracting file which I have saved to a floppy and tried to boot from as the readme file says however my sytem just says 'starting windows 98 and indicates the a:\' (I'm currently running xp so now i'm really confused!) I have rechecked the bios information and it has not upgraded it at all ~ where am i going wrong? On the bios notes it says that it has been updated 5 or 6 times since I bought my laptop just over 12 months ago and the last 2 upgrades have been for overheating problems, if only I could get this upgrade to work I might have a system that would stay on for longer than 10 minutes! If anyone could help or point me in the right direction (perhaps there is a problem with the bios I have been supplied?) I have had the system checked by two local dealers who have both given me different conclusions. shop one told me that it was the fan not working and that the system was switching itself off because it was overheating? shop two ran it through their diagnostics and tell me there is a fault with the ram. I have taken the keyboard out and can plainly see that the fan appears to be working fine. When the system is left like this (where the ... Read more

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Download from this site to get readings of cpu and hard drive temp. click here=

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Well 1 week ago I noticed my notebook was overheating so I bought a notebook cooling pad and its still warm in certain areas. But it definitely got better. But umm, my laptop has this subtle smell like its burning. And laptop kinda makes my area warmer.

I wonder if this may have happened because I leave my laptop on for months at a time. No screensavers or anything, just always on. Oh and my batteries died out years ago. So i'm going solely on the adapter. This is a 2002/03 laptop, btw.
Is this normal? or should I just ignore it.

And if anyone has a link to a website that'll help me better let me know. I tried contacting Gateway but gave conflicting advise. One tech supporter said use an air duster to blow the dust out. And another said "OH NO, DONT use an air duster, it'll damage your notebook."

What should I do?
 

Answer:I need some help, my laptop is overheating

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Hey guys, the title explains it all. It is around 70-80C with just Minecraft alone on. How can I fix this?

Answer:Laptop Overheating

Your CPU or GPU temp is that high?

Biggest things:

Blow out the airvents and such with canned air to remove any dust. This traps a lot of heat.

Also, what kind of surface is your laptop on? I would recommend getting a cooling pad to help out with the heat.

How warm is it in the room you're in? A warmer room = higher temps.

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Anyone have the problem of their laptop overheating and rebooting with a physical memory dump because the fans were ineffective in cooling them down.

I have a Presario 2500 series with 256MG RAM

I downloaded a hard drive temperature utility that shows my system's temp climbs steadily from 21-25 at sign-on to the mid-40s where it often "explodes"

The fan comes on, but doesn't cool off the system

The temp app helped in that I will turn the laptop off for a while if it gets too hot, but there's gotta be a way to fix the fan or cool off the chips a bit.
 

Answer:Overheating laptop

you can buy a laptop cooler which is basicly a pad with fans on it that goes beneath the laptop, it might help
try www.tigerdirect.com
they might have one
 

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This thread was originally started in Accessing BIOS. I have an HP Pavilion zt1135 that is overheating. I've done the search thing and found a lot of stuff. Most of it seems to be for desktops.

On the back of my CPU there is a metal chip (maybe the heatsink?) that looks damaged. Can someone point me in the right direction by telling me what it is and where I can get a new one?
 

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My notebook gets overheated as soon as i plug it into the outlet. My notebook model number is LN208EA#ABV. please post any valuable suggestion.

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when using a my laptop it stays at around 120-130 for stuff like chrome very quiet. but when i play a more demanding game like minecraft my computer goes to about 170-180 and the fan starts to run faster (and becomes more hearable). is this temperature too hot or is it good enough. the laptop is always on a hard surface. and no visible dust in the vents. i usually will turn it off to let it cool down though after a little bit of time.

Answer:Is my laptop overheating?

175 F is 79 C

125 F is 52 C

52 C shouldn't be an issue for extended periods.

79 C is within the design limit of the CPU, but still quite hot. Whether it will noticeably shorten the life of your laptop is unknown. Your laptop could drop dead even at low temps. Laptops are not the right tool for hard core gaming, but that's no secret. It's a tool, like a screwdriver or anything else. Use it as you see fit and be prepared to replace it if it breaks.

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Hi, a friend just gave me his old Asus Z9200 laptop, and I'm having some problems with it overheating and shutting down. I blew out the heat sink fins and the fan, but it didn't help.
The guy who gave it to me said it's not uncommon for the manufacturer to forget to take off the protective film from the CPU, meaning it can't get a good connection with the heatsink. I'd like to look into that, but I don't know how to get the heatsink out. This is the first laptop I've ever owned.
I've looked for guides to disassembling the laptop, but have come up empty. Can anyone here walk me through the heatsink removal, please?
 

Answer:Overheating laptop

With the film I think they meant they forgot to the take cover off that protects the thermal paste. Thermal paste goes between the CPU and Heatsink to provide better cooling.

Can you take the plates off the bottom of the laptop?
 

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Hi,
I have got a Windows 7 Laptop, Dell D630....  Turns off randomly and upon researching, i found that i could be cause of overheating.
Since, i have no clear idea of overheating, i need your opinion on this.
 
Attached here the Screen Shot of What HWMonitor is showing:
 
Please overview and let me know, if this laptop is overheating?
 
 

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Answer:Is my Laptop Overheating?

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When the  FileHippo website opens, click on Download latest version in the upper left pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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I've been having problems recently where my laptop cuts out whenever I play 3D games. Having ran and logged both CPU and GPU temps it seems that the CPU is the issue, which is weird as it would appear the GPU isn't heating up much at all - I just played a game where the CPU temp of both cores reached a high of/exceeded 100c, yet my GPU topped off at 96 and was generally in the low 70s.

Surely my GPU should be bearing most of the brunt while gaming?
 

Answer:Laptop overheating - CPU not GPU

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Hi guys, need some help.

My laptop (HP dm4 1125tx) seems to have heating problems but not so sure about it. The idling temperatures is fine, usually going between 45-55C. Considering that I am in a tropical country (usual temp according to Accuweather is from 25-33C, RealFeel ranging from 30-40C depending on current humidity) and that I recently moved to a new apartment with no AC yet, those temperatures seem fine. However, doing even a very small amount of activity spikes the temperatures. Right now I only have Chrome running actively, 3 tabs on this forum, and temperatures are spiking up and dropping down intermittenty between 60-98C. I'm a bit worried as that is very close to the TjMax. However I am a bit confused as idling temps are normal, so it appears that so far the cooling system works. I also currently am using a cooling fan under my laptop. I'm not very knowledgeable about hardware, but the only thing I can think of is maybe the thermal paste needs replacing? Just need advice if my guess is correct. I'll just have this taken to the shop and have it done if that's the case. I mean does this say that the hardware is fine or is there something saying that I should prepare for hardware issues?

Answer:Overheating laptop?

How long have you had the laptop for?

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Question: Laptop Overheating

My laptop has been overheating easily...
At first this didn't happend. Everything was working perfectly untill I left it turned on for a day or so. That's when it started overheating A LOT. I can't browse the internet without the computer heating to 90C.
 

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You will have to take it in for service. The thermal paste/pads may need to be replaced. The cooling fan might have stopped or it is clogged
 

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my Fujitsu laptop is always getting really hot and shutting down automatically after about 10 minutes.  I've already tried using a cooling fan underneath it, but it doesn't work. Does anyone have any tips?

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Does it turn off when it hits a specific file, or when you do a specific action? When did this start? Which operating system are you using? Have you made any changes to your system recently?Flame

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Question: Laptop overheating

Hi,

I purchased a laptop from PCSPECIALIST - Custom PCs, Custom Computers, Custom PC, Desktop PC, Custom Built Computers, Gaming PC back in October 2012. If you're not familiar with the website, you configure your own PC/laptop online, they then build it for you and ship it out to you.

Since I bought it however, the laptop itself has been getting extremely hot. Before, I would only notice the hot air blasting out of the side vent, but now there is heat radiating from the keypad and the underneath of the laptop is also very hot (almost too hot to touch).

I always keep the laptop on a flat solid surface so it always has good airflow, I never have it on my lap or in bed with me because I know that the fabric of your trousers and your bedding can sometimes restrict airflow. It has never shut down from overheating, but I am worried about it doing so in the near future. I know laptops tend to get quite hot, but my last laptop (admittedly a lower spec one) never used to get this hot.

I do have the laptop set on the High Performance power-usage setting as I often use it to play Football Manager on. I have it plugged in nearly all of the time, but I am still worried about the parts maybe being damaged if it keeps getting this hot.

My questions are:
-Why do you think my laptop is overheating like this?
-Will the components in my laptop get damaged if persistent overheating continues?
-If so, are there any steps I can take to prevent said damage?

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Answer:Laptop overheating

Well, I'm no hardware expert but if its "too hot to touch" or close then I would say thats too hot. Have you cleaned the vents lately? (canned air) Yes , persistent high temp.'s WILL damage your system components.

Any number of programs/applications will check your temp.'s.......

Download Core Temp 0.99.8.0 / 1.0 RC4 Free - A compact, no fuss, small footprint program that monitors CPU core temperature - Softpedia

Download SpeedFan 4.47 / 4.48 Beta 6 Free - A small application that shows you fan speed, voltage and chip temperature - Softpedia

Download Speccy 1.20.446 Free - An advanced System Information tool for your PC - Softpedia

Download and run one (or more if you like) of these and post back the temperature readings and we'll go from there.

You may , with that dual cpu set up , need a cooling pad. They come in all flavors so picking one is about personal choice. Heres a few:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ds=cooling+pad

Hope this helps!

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Good day!

I am just wondering what is the ideal temp of an idle laptop and what is max temp. As of this writing my temp are as follows:

CPU: 50-55c (idle), 60-70c (watching video), 75-95 (rendering video)
GPU: min 45c, max 75c

Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2410M (2nd Gen)
Clock-speed: 2.3 Ghz
Chipset: Intel HM65 Express
Graphic Processor : NVIDIA GeForce 315M
Graphics Memory: 512 MB

I already cleaned my hsf, gpu and cpu and applied new thermal paste and it cooled down by only 5c

Thank you for any advice

Sent from my GT-I9205 using Tapatalk
 

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Hi,

Ok, so I am not any sort of genius, or anything, but I think my Compaq Presario F700 is overheating....After being left on for a few hours, it will just randomly switch off, without any warning at all. I have recently bought a new battery, and it is no different. It is EXTREMELY annoying, as it never recovers any of my data..
Any idea's...

Thanks
Jake

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Quote: Originally Posted by jake66


Hi,

Ok, so I am not any sort of genius, or anything, but I think my Compaq Presario F700 is overheating....After being left on for a few hours, it will just randomly switch off, without any warning at all. I have recently bought a new battery, and it is no different. It is EXTREMELY annoying, as it never recovers any of my data..
Any idea's...

Thanks
Jake



I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) to check the temps. If it is overheating there are a few things you can do to clean the isides that will lower the temps.

Ken

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Question: Overheating Laptop

I have a Toshiba Satellite 1905-S303. For a while now, it's been overheating very quickly. Is this normally a fan problem or is there something else I should be looking at? I don't work on computers but before I send it out to be fixed, I'd like to get an idea as to what would cause this?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

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HelloMy Toshiba laptop, a few years old now, is getting very hot and has occasionally cut out in recent weeks. I've looked at all the advice online and bought compressed air to clear out the fan as best I could. Quite a lot of dust came out, so I assumed that it would do some good. Also, I bought a Belkin laptop cooler which I'm currently sitting the laptop on. Finally, I also downloaded CoreTemp and SpeedFan in order to keep track of how hot the laptop got. After all of this, if anything, my laptop seems to have got hotter than it was before! Below, I have posted the details that CoreTemp gives about the laptop. If anyone can offer any further advice I'd be very appreciative. Thanks!Core #0 Low: 77C High: 90CCore #1 Low: 77C High: 88CProcessor information:---------------------------------------------------Processor 0Package 0Cores: 2 (Max 2)Threads: 2 (Max 2)Processor name: Mobile AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (Tyler)Processor name string: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60Platform: Socket S1g1 (638 pin)Processor signature: 0x60F82Processor revision: BH-G2Process node: 65 nmBrand ID: 2 (0x2)Model: 31 (0x1F)Package type: 0 (0x0)Power Limit: 12 (0xC)Processor speed: 798.04MHz (199.51 x 4.0)Bus speed: 798.04MHzBus ratio: x4Default speed: 2000.00MHzMultiplier range: x4.0 - x10.0Maximum voltage: 1.1500VInstruction set: MMX+, 3DNow+, 3DNow Prefetch, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64Feature set: XD, CnQ, HTL1 data cache: 2 x 64 KiB, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size - 1 thread(s)L1... Read more

Answer:Laptop overheating - please help!

Is the fan running or has the fan become detached from the motor spindle?You may have blown dust into the fan/heat sink which is blocking it and preventing air flowing freely. Perhaps a partial strip of the laptop to gain access to the fan for a proper clean is necessary.

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Question: overheating laptop

Hi Crew,
My DELL XPS L702X is currently always hot (vent at max, temperatures pretty high : 70-80 °C), where as there is no program at all running. It happend in the past that there was a Windows update running in the back, but it's been 3 days and still not cooling down. Any idea where it could come from ? You can see a screen shot of my task manager just below :

Cheers,
Sylvian

Answer:overheating laptop

On a system this old, it could be a heatsink clogged with dust, or a thermal pad that's dried out and no longer doing its job.
Those would be the first things to check, clean and replace.

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Question: Laptop Overheating

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5611 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 236543 MB, Free - 106699 MB; D: Total - 352149 MB, Free - 352043 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 305V4A/305V4A
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and EnabledClick to expand...

I used to play Dota 2 back in around December or so? Anyways, back then, I did not experience this problem. I played around thirty games or so and then stopped for a while. I started playing again, but not only Dota 2. The games I play are Team Fortress 2, Starcraft II, Dota 2, and Magicka.

Now, when I started playing Dota 2, it also did not overheat, only when I played multiple games in succession, and occassionally, it was fine. Recently, it's been happening more and more, sometimes when I turn on my Laptop for the first time, sometimes when I leave it on. I've lowered some Settings and it doesn't happen as often now, but before I ran on High Settings with no problems.

Team Fortress 2 is on fairly High Settings, some on Medium, no problems ever.

Starcraft II has everything on Low Settings, but I ran it for hours and the Laptop was feeling pretty hot, as well as the Laptop Charger, but my Laptop has yet to crash.

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Question: laptop overheating

my laptop overheats and shuts off if i go on certain sites or open 2 or 3 windows, the fan is flat out until i shut them down, any suggestions on a solutiion.

Answer:laptop overheating

Use a cooling pad, never keep a laptop on your lap, have another fan blow on the lpatop if this is a continuing problem.
Is your laptop clogged with dust?
Also, what are your CPU and GPU temps?

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Question: Laptop overheating

Our W541 has been shutting off in the middle of graphically instense operations as of recently. The laptop gets incredibly hot; it burns the user's hands as the cooling fan is still functioning. Software is able to measure and report ~60 degrees Celcius in an idle state. The laptop is one year old and should contain three years of warranty. We have made three attempts at requesting support from Lenovo and have yet to receive a response which is rather unusual.

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Question: Laptop Overheating

I have a 17" toshiba laptop that overheats sometimes. Is there any kind of a tester I can use on the cords to see if something is wrong with one of them? Or the plugs in the house?

It seems to be picky about when it happens. My mom uses it so I don't have access to it all the time to tell.

The grates on the bottom look dusty so as soon as I get some canned air I'll try to blow them. If the case removes easily, I'll probably try that too. I don't really like peeling onions. Laptops are nasty creatures to pull apart. I'd rather not if I can help it.

And no, it's not under warranty.

Thanks
 

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your doing what you need to to start with by cleaning
 

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hi i have an hp notebook amd a8 product number n7k10ea#Abu and the warranty ran out on the 27th of October 2016 and last night it stopped working saying it was overheating have used compressed air the fan is going round because I can hear it is can't even turn it on in safe mode please can you help thanks.

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I have a samsung RF510 quad core 2gb i5 nvidia FeForce 330m 64bit laptop
This was bought because it was meant to cope with all the things i like to do on the computer .However i create slidshows using music video , pictures and lots of effects no problem until it comes to render then it switches off , i have it on the lowest energy saving on my power settings and so far so good but it will only be a matter of time before it starts to switch off from there.
I am looking to buy a new laptop this time a 17in (this one cost £700) was not worth is so i am looking to pay a little less and get a machine that will cope with what i want to do .
Can you suggest what i should be looking for as i don't want to make the same mistake again , having said that mine was meant to be all bells and whistles !!!!
Thanks
Chrisjaz

Answer:Laptop overheating need new one

Before you spend money - Try cleaning out the dust and fluff from its airways.
A clean stiff 'bristle' 1" paint brush and a hairdryer should be sufficient.
When you are using it, make sure that the airways are clear of impedance

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Question: Overheating laptop

My laptop starts to overheat quickly when I begin browsing, but if I reboot, it cools down just as fast. Then work offline for awhile without any heat, but if I get back online and browse, it starts to heat up again. Reboot, cools back down. And so on. Cleared cache, browsing history over and over, shutdown, powerup. Lightly blew air around vents, etc. This just started couple days ago. Never a single problem with this laptop. Only happens when accessing internet. Use my own Jetpack for access. Newer model lenovo. Any theories?

Answer:Overheating laptop

Hello misago mate follow this
CLEANING A LAPTOP FAN & COOLER RAD
The thing you do is to turn over the laptop and shine a very bright light into the air intake aperture (you will see the fan there) and then while doing that look at the outlet vent on the end of the laptop you should see the light quite clearly shining through the cooling " radiator" if not - it is clogged and will need cleaning as will probably the fan opening.
You can do this by blowing it out using a compressed air can in short bursts.
BUT ONE WORD OF WARNING DO NOT blow the air into the fan opening without inserting say a plastic rod or large cable tie to stop the fan from spinning as the air blast will spin the fan at a very high speed that it is not designed to take and may wreck the bearing!!
To clean the slots in the radiator use a pipe cleaner or one of those craft covered wire sticks - they are referred to as chenille sticks - see pic. But do be very careful not to be overly heavy handed you will find it might take a second or two or a few minutes to clear the heavier build ups.

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Hi folks,

I've got a Gateway laptop, had it for about a year and it's been great, overall.

Lately, though, I've been noticing a problem with the machine overheating and eventually shutting itself down - this happens both when it is running on the battery and when it is plugged in.

This only happens when I'm trying to do something fairly resource-consuming, such as run a Spybot scan or start up a new game of Football Manager...although with the specs of the machine, it should be able to handle both those tasks easily.

So I'm really at a loss as to what I can do to help deal with this problem, and any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Laptop overheating?

It may be as easy as cleaning out the vents and fans on it. Compressed air does the job pretty well, you can buy canned air to do it. Ty blowing out any dust from all the vents and see if it helps.
 

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Hi.I'm wondering if my Toshiba Laptop is at the end of its time. Satelite A60 some 4 years old. I've checked the fan and other inlet/exit areas all fine. The power supply box gets really hot though. The Hard drive in there is only a year old as I upgraded this from 40 gig to 120 last November.I'm now at a loss as to where to look to see if I can't solve this problem as I have a new Novatech Laptop and wanted to pass this one to be used in the kitchen.Any pointers Please.D

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Go and buy yourself a can of compressed air; horrendously expensive for what it is, but available from Maplin Electronics or similar.Then blow out all the vents and crevices you can find. In addition, take off the covers on the bottom and do the same.Most commonly, dust has accumulated around the CPU and graphics chip and a good blast is all it will need.

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Okay so I'm about 100% sure this is the cause of my crashes in games and drops of extremely low FPS.

(my laptop is an Asus with a T9300 CPU @ 2.5 ghz)

Under load my laptop CPU hits around 95 C-100 C

Now I know thats way over the limit, but my real question is, how do I go about lowering this? Im assuming the only option is it send it into Asus and have them take a look at it.

Answer:Laptop Overheating?

Umm, don't play games? lol

Seriously, though. What is your graphics card model? That could be overheating as well. What type of games are you playing?

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