Laptop Gets Really Hot
Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:38 AM
Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:49 AM
Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:11 AM
Edited by Drumbum667, 14 November 2006 - 10:11 AM.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:53 PM
I'm going to leave Kurenai to carry on helping you but I just wanted to make one quick observation.....
Don't place the laptop directly on your lap. If you do need it on your lap then make sure you place a hard surface (eg a large book or tray etc) in between the laptop & your lap. The reason being, is that a lot of laptops have vents on the underside & placing them on your lap (or on a bed, sofa, cushion etc) will effectively block these vents & prevent the air from flowing.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:59 PM
Posted 14 November 2006 - 02:06 PM
When was the last time you cleaned the laptop.
Laptop is just one name for them, they have had many names over the years, laptop is just one that is more of a category of size as much as how you use it, its in the desktop, palmtop nomenclature, however it doesnt fit as well because most use laptops on a desk.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 03:20 PM
Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:50 AM
You should maybe get a cooler, they are bases with fans that sit the laptop up at an optimal angle and are powered via the USB, they make a big difference to temperatures.
Unless you get a laptop designed for mobility like the 12inchers and lower powered 15 inchers then its a desk loving beast.
Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:15 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:02 AM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:46 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 04:50 PM
Those temps are a little high for your processor. What apps do you have running at startup? What type of load is Speedfan showing on your CPU? Is your antivirus program scanning while you are surfing the internet? Antivirus scans can put a lot of stress on your CPU, so I would suggest setting the timer to run when you are not actively using the laptop.
I don't know what you mean by load but no i'm not running antivirus while browsing cause I know that makes the cpu slower. I'm really only browsing the internet.
Posted 16 November 2006 - 05:14 PM
I work mostly on desktops and most of them are pretty full of dust. Sometimes the heat sink for the cpu is 90-95% plugged up with dust and what not. So laptop cleaning is essential.
For the most part my Gateway laptop runs much cooler than what I'm seeing reported on this board. Once, the top got really hot but that was because the exhaust fan didn't come on. I let it sit for a couple of days and it's been fine ever since.
If my laptop was overheating, I would follow the above cleaning procedure and if that didn't solve the problem, I would take it apart and make sure that it was dust free. I'm not telling you to take it apart. Everyone has to evaluate their own abilities and then decide wethere to do it themselves or take it to a professional.....
Posted 16 November 2006 - 07:36 PM
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