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Laptop cooling slacking off

Recently i've ran into the problem that my laptop had collected too much dust inside and starts overheating in difficult tasks (i.e. games), this happens every half a year or so, as always i opened ...
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Can a hot PCI adapter slow down the computer?

Using the "watch sensors" command in Fedora, I see that while the temperature of the CPU's are normal (70 degrees at most), the PCI easily exceeds 90 degrees (celcius, of course.) Once the PCI gets ...
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How can I set the laptop fan speed to 100% manually?

I would like to know if there is a way to set my laptop fan speed to 100%. I want something that I can assign a key to, so when I press combination of keys my fan speed will boost to 100% and pressing ...
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2answers
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My LENOVO ideapad yoga keeps the fan on but not cooling the laptop…? Why?

For the last few days, my laptop tends to turn the fan on to cool the laptop down with no success. I keep my laptop on a desk where it's never hot or too dusty. I live in central europe, no desert or ...
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1answer
98 views

After cleaning out dust, laptop fan always full speed

My laptop was getting too hot and I decided to open it and clean it (haven't done that in 5-6 years). I opened the CPU fan which had A LOT of dust in it and cleaned it. I also replaced the thermal ...
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1answer
74 views

Is my laptop overheating?

I'll start with the TL;DR part: TL;DR HP TX1000's WiFi stopped working one day. Then it began to (suddenly) turn itself off. When "cool", it turns on and I get bios but it turns off after 5-6 ...
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1answer
78 views

Speccy and SpeedFan not showing cpu fan speed

I have a HP dv3 notebook. I have just downloaded speccy. Altough there is written that speccy has the property that can show fan speed, my copy (v1.26.698) does not have even this line ever. When ...
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1answer
67 views

How to cool my laptop?

I've a 4 year old laptop that is consistently running 60-70 degrees Celsius. I cleaned the heatsink and replaced the fan as it was previously running at 90 - 100 degrees and although it was clearly ...
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1answer
39 views

Gaming laptop temps a bit high?

I have an MSi GT70 Dragon Edition 2. Whilst playing Battlefield 4, my GPU and 'Temp1' (SpeedFan) show results of it being up to 80c. Is this too hot for it? And if so, should I get a laptop cooling ...
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1answer
76 views

Does running constant load help degrade life of a computer? (Ignoring heat generation)

I run Folding@Home on my laptop (2013 MacBook Pro, no GPU). I tried to convince a friend of mine to join me but he claims that running the program will degrade the life of the computer - making it ...
2
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2answers
101 views

CPU power states and temperature spikes

i just noticed something really unusual on my brand new (slightly used) ASUS N550JV. During my first checks in general performance and etc, i noticed that the temperatures were unusually high for a ...
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0answers
76 views

Game keeps overheating laptop?

I have an Acer TravelMate laptop.Recently I installed Portal 1 and whenever I play it, the CPU gets hotter and hotter until the computer is forced to shut down. With normal use (and even when there's ...
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1answer
371 views

High CPU temperature of new Clevo w350ST Laptop

I just recently bought a new Clevo W350ST laptop. While everything has been working extremely fine in it, its the CPU temperatures on the laptop I am worried about. The Tj Max. for my processor (i7 ...
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2answers
294 views

What kind of tape do I need to tape cpu fan to heatsink in notebook?

I'm cleaning up a notebook from dust and the cpu fan is usualy taped to the heatsink all around it. This time half of the original tape was also covered with dust so I want to just replace it. Can ...
2
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0answers
190 views

Toshiba Laptop Ventilator (almost) turns off after boot

So my Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L550. The problem I have is that it overheats quite often. I know that the ventilator is rarely turned on, despite sensors returns a high temperature of about 70 ...
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1answer
172 views

Laptop turns off randomly

Tonight I started having problems, meaning that my laptop started turning off instantly. I guess it is from overheating. It was happening when I tried playing some heavy game, but now it started doing ...
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1answer
128 views

Black spray (?) on a laptop's heat sink assembly

We have a HP Pavilion DV3 4000SB that was given an error on startup that the fan was having problems (System Fan 90b error message) So I decided to open the laptop up and clean the fan, as that ...
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0answers
534 views

How to control fan speed using SpeedFan?

The CPU fan in my laptop is running too fast. I wish to control the speed manually to my preference, at times. Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of my laptop configuration: And here is how SpeedFan ...
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1answer
126 views

Can I replace my notebook's fan without replacing the heat sink?

My laptop (Acer Travelmate 8204) has started making a grinding noise, which seems to be coming from the fan (not the hard drive). Some articles online mention replacing the fan, but others imply that ...
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0answers
608 views

Laptop shuts down while playing games, feels cool

My laptop has been shutting down completely after around 10 or 15 minutes in a game. I've seen dozens of posts on multiple websites with the same problem, and everyone suggests that the laptop is ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Enable CPU fan always on

I am using 3 years old overheating laptop and I want my CPU fan to be spinning 24/7 regardless of the consequences. How to make it spin? The problem is that CPU & GPU heats up to 68°C (154 F) ...
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2answers
5k views

Laptops overheats and shuts off when I play games

I've recently been getting in to playing PC games on my laptop, but unfortunately nearly every time I play, my computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 minutes. Although I have not checked the ...
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0answers
75 views

My laptop is running way to hot

About a year and half ago I bought my acer laptop. As from last April which means almost four months ago I sent it to the shop I bought it from to clean it. Now lately I have been seeing that the CPU ...
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0answers
267 views

Could not open Cooling pad fan

I am trying to open a brushless DC fan of computer Belkin cooling pad. I have accessed the fan from the cooling pad. I don't see any screws to deattach the fan from the motor. Please see the images ...
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1answer
109 views

Can laptops be used for development with IDE's? Mine is heating up too much

Every time I open a (php) project in Netbeans or PHPStorm, the CPU temperature goes up (I can hear the fan speed change, it starts running fast and hot air comes out) always reaching ~70°C, which as I ...
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1answer
622 views

Acer Aspire One getting extremely hot

I have an Acer Aspire One D250-1197. I really better type fast before it overheats again... For some reason, I'm having a problem with heat on my netbook only when I run Joli OS (Ubuntu 9.10 LTS?). ...
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3answers
291 views

Unusually Hot CPU Temperature [closed]

I have a Dell laptop with a i7 720QM CPU, and for the past few months the fan has been running nonstop (or so it seems). This hasn't always been the case, and it just started all of the sudden. I ...
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1answer
785 views

dell xps 15 thermal paste on intel graphics instead of heat pad?

I had recently opened up my Dell XPS 15 L502X to replace the thermal paste on my CPU and Nvidia GPU. I noticed that the Intel graphics Chip also had a thermal pad on it. To the best of my knowledge ...
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2answers
165 views

How to determine root cause of poor laptop cooling?

I've been using a Lenovo T420 laptop for 2 years. Usually when playing 3D games with discrete GPU, the CPU/GPU temperature goes to 100 °C-ish. When browsing websites, it's about 70 °C. It seems the ...
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1answer
474 views

Laptop Overheating Issue - What should I replace?

So I have the Asus M50Vn (which is similar to the M50Sv, which there is a disassemble guide out there on Google if you'd like to know what mine looks like inside) that is about 6 years old and is ...
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1answer
203 views

How do I keep my laptop fan on?

My Toshiba laptop is completely dusted out and I keep it on a dinner plate to keep a consistent air flow. The problem is the fan stops. I know that it is supposed to turn on when needed but it doesn't ...
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1answer
448 views

How can I prevent my Asus M50Sa from overheating?

My main computer is an Asus M50sa, which is about five years old now. The computer is still great but it continually overheats and shuts itself down whenever there is a heavy load on the CPU. I can ...
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2answers
467 views

Does a laptop run hotter when running off the battery?

This morning I noticed that my laptop fan was cycling on and off faster than normal.. then I noticed that I had forgotten to plug in the AC charger. Is is possible that running off a battery makes ...
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5answers
9k views

Why do laptops need fans but tablets don't?

I'm curious why a tablet doesn't need fans but all laptops do, even the cheap and less powerful netbooks. I thought at first it would be that the screen on a tablet is smaller than a laptop, so the ...
2
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6answers
4k views

Why Laptops sometimes not shutting down when Lid closed? Red-hot laptop from bag, why?

I have had all kind of laptops such as Lenovo, IBM Thinkpad, Acer, Apple and many others -- with different operating systems. I have had this kind of problem with all of them: when I close the lid -- ...
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1answer
122 views

Games + Closed Lid = Hibernation

I have an ASUS N53S that I mainly bought for its RAM capacity. (I run a lot of VMs.) But as a bonus, it came with a fancy ATI video card. So I decided to install GTA 4 and plug it into a big monitor ...
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4answers
741 views

what to do with my overheating laptop?

I have a lenovo y500 laptop bought in 2007. It came with vista basic and core 2 duo processor. For the past one year, I have had heat issues. I used the laptop for browsing and if I watch a movie or ...
2
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2answers
537 views

Thermal Paste in a Laptop quickly loses efficiency

Some time ago, I removed the thermal pad from my CPU and applied some thermal paste instead. I also removed dust from the fan. It's a Dell Studio 1735 Laptop. The laptop got MUCH quieter and cooler. ...
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2answers
476 views

Replace Optical Drive with SSD, affect battery life?

I'm getting a System76 laptop, and they have an option to replace the optical drive with an HDD/SSD + caddy case. That would be nice, because I don't use DVDs nowadays, and need a lot of storage. ...
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1answer
141 views

Laptop that can handle +100°F use outside? [closed]

I'm looking for a computer that can handle working out in sunlight on hot summer days. I live in Texas so it's not uncommon for 110°F spikes. At any rate, many electronics (like my Canon DSLR) stops ...
4
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4answers
6k views

What is this rubber pad under my laptop's heatsink?

I opened up my HP HDX laptop yesterday to clean it (Warranty was over 2 years ago), and to apply new thermal paste. My laptop has only 1 fan, 2 sets of fins connected to 2 copper pieces to conduct ...
2
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1answer
697 views

Is there any way to limit the turbo boost speed / intensity on i7 lap?

I've just got a used i7 laptop, one of these overheating pavilions from HP with quad cores. And I really want to find a compromise between the temp and performance. If I use linpack, or some other ...
3
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2answers
4k views

Why is my Dell Vostro 3500 overheating? The internal temperature is around 75 C

I felt that my Vostro laptop is overheating. I downloaded a tool named SpeedFan to test my internal laptop temperature. Speedfan gives the following measurements: Temp1: 75 C Core0: 70 c Core1: ...
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2answers
138 views

What subsystems are operational when a computer is at sleep mode?

Is it only the RAM, a RAM controller, and perhaps a BUS controller related to RAM controller and a Power system? I assume the CPU is dead, because that might require cooling. And I don't see any ...
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2answers
110 views

Laptops and heat

I have dealt with dozens of laptops over the years that simply cannot withstand maintained 100% CPU usage for more than a short while using stock cooling. Not one (although to be fair they're mostly ...
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2answers
405 views

Is a cooling fan necessary for a laptop similar to the ASUS K73E?

Is a cooling fan necessary for a laptop similar to the ASUS K73E? I'm not entirely sure about this. After working with one the other day for a client, it seemed like it was running pretty cool, but ...
5
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2answers
4k views

Why does my laptop gets extremely hot when battery is in and an intensive task is running?

I've run into this issue already, where when the battery is in and I'm running Folding@Home or other extremely CPU intensive tasks a temperature monitor reports temperatures up to 200°F/92°C. ...
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9answers
9k views

Will an SSD help prevent laptop overheating?

My laptop has a severe overheating problem, even though it's quite new (< 6 month). It's still regularly overheating to the point where it shuts down. This usually happens while playing games but ...
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1answer
548 views

Gateway NV52 Randomly Shutting Down After 15min of Memtest

I have a gateway NV52 that is randomly shutting down after running memtest from the Ubuntu Live CD, I have also tried the memtest on a regular cd and memtest on the ultimate boot cd. The test run for ...
4
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4answers
1k views

How can I make my laptop cooler and quieter?

The laptop coolers on my Clevo W870CU are not very quiet, especially when gaming. Is it possible to replace the laptop cooler with a quieter cooler that still has the same air flow?