Edited by BlackHalo, 10 November 2007 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:50 PM
Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:33 AM
I would have to agree with you on this, it does sound like an overheating issue:
- The first thing you want to do is make sure all the fans and vents are clear of any obstructions. Get an air can and blow out the fans and vents. Make sure that when you use the laptop, you are not blocking the airflow in and out of your laptop.
- Also, if you have your laptop plugged in while in use, consider removing the battery (at full charge preferably). The laptop will run normally, but without the extra heat generated from the battery recharging itself.
- Try not to run too many processes at once so your computer doesn't have to work as hard.
- Make sure your system is clear of junk files and thoroughly defragmented regularly.
- If these tips don't help enough, consider using your warranty or buying a cooling pad/stand to help keep it cool.
Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:47 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I've already done most of the things you've suggested: been running it on a cooling pad since I got it and also defragment and clear junk on a regular basis. I did clear the vents with air actually right after i posted my question and the amount of dust and junk that came out was astounding! I haven't had any major issues with it since clearing the vents, was probably just that.
I read that overheating is a common problem with Toshiba laptops (especially the Satellite series, which i have) after a year. So i'll give it a while and see if it persists, in which case I'll just have to take it in to the seller.
Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:10 AM
Great to hear it is running better after cleaning the vents. You sound like you are keeping your system in good running shape. Thanks for the added information on Toshiba Satellite laptops and their being prone to overheating, good information to know! I'll agree with you too, it's nice to be able to use those warranties when the situation goes hopelessly downhill.
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