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How to avoid a laptop overheating?


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camril

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I have Toshiba A210-16G and it's always overheating.
Processor: AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz
The fan is working properly, but SpeedFan program is always showing me high temperatures, even if I'm just watching a movie and doing nothing else. For example:

HDD: 46 C
CORE: 66 C

While normal operating temperature should be maximum: 35 C.

I don't know what to do. The fan is one and its under laptop, so I always try to raise a computer higher to get more air. But it doesn't help. I thought it might be a malware program, scanned, but nothing was detected. What should I do?

Edited by camril, 05 February 2009 - 06:36 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Speedfan temperatures must always be taken with a pinch of salt.
Anyway temperature readings can only reflect what the sensor is telling them, it doesn't mean they're actually correct.

Kind of like the fuel gauge in the car - just because it says empty doesn't mean it's totally empty. Especially if you've parked it overnight facing upwards on a steep hill as the fuel runs to the back of the car.

If the laptop isn't hot to the touch and it's not uncomfortable (and more importantly, it's not shutting it self off), then I wouldn't really worry about it.
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Hi, Perhaps your battery is overheating. Some Toshiba batteries have had trouble because of manufacturing defect. Go to Toshiba.com and look for their notice about battery recall. It will tell you which batteries wre recalled.
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Hi again. By the way, they sell cooling fan units to place under your laptop and that plub into a USB port, at Staples, Office Depot, BestBuy, and other computer supply places for anywhere from $15 to $35. They work great.
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This is the notebook cooler I use. It works great for me. I hardly ever hear my internal fan turn on since I bought this. It only costs $11.50 and it lights up blue! Also, it is completely silent like advertised. I don't know how your lap top is set up, but mine has some vents directly in the middle bottom that this huge fan hits directly. For example, I have been surfing the web and sending emails for about 3 hours now and my internal fan has not come on. The Dell Inspiron 6000 specs are below in my signature.
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