My Laptop Fan
Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:19 PM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:33 PM
If it is easy, as many modern laptops are, you can usually remove a cover on the bottom and pull out the heatsink and really clean it out.
This procedure has to be done every 6 months to every couple of years depending on a wide range of factors.
Edited by PedroDaGR8, 27 April 2009 - 07:34 PM.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:18 PM
I got this laptop since Black Friday last year..... which is about 6 months ago >.> lol
thanx for the tip
Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:34 PM
After 30 min. of activity record the temps and fan speeds.
Also after 30 min. make an Everest Report (Click on "Everest Instructions" in my sig, and follow the steps)
Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:44 PM
it never been like this before
i cant play game much anymore
Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:52 PM
Heat seems to be the problem for you.
Read that guide for some tips on keeping it cool.
Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:08 PM
and i am barely on a game right now
and ty for the guide.....
Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:10 PM
Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:16 PM
I still say it is either a dust problem or your fan is dying. The dust isn't the easiest to see as it usually concentrates on the INSIDE of the computer, about an 1" or 2" inside on the opposite side of the heatsink. On my wifes computer, all you could see was black, I open it up, there is a dust clog about 2-3mm thick and 8 inches long by 1" tall. It peeled off like felt it was so thick.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:18 PM
Is the laptop plugged in when it gets hot?
Is it running on battery when it gets hot?
The fan may be turning but it may not be turning at a high enough speed to cool the system. As you said only after 40 minutes. That is not good. Heat is the number one reason for failure on a system. If it is running that hot when using it normally then I would suggest if it's under warranty to get it looked at before damaged is caused to the system and renders it useless. Being only 6 months old it should be a covered issue under your warranty.
Edited by rshaffer61, 30 April 2009 - 08:51 PM.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:50 PM
Since you have not been overclocking anything, I suggest you call your OEM (Dell, HP, etc.) and ask them if it is still covered under its warranty. This problem is most likely happening because there is too much dust near the heatsink (which keeps your cpu cool)
Cleaning the internals of a laptop is not as straightforward as with a desktop. You can read this guide to get started: http://www.instructa...-dust-out-of-i/
EDIT: I suggest you look at the manual supplied with your laptop, and find out what screws you have to remove to get to the fan or heatsink. It may also have instructions more detailed to your computer on how to clean dust.
Edited by edge2022, 30 April 2009 - 10:53 PM.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:54 PM
That is more detailed, and tells you what and what not to do when cleaning the internals of a computer.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:16 AM
Edited by rshaffer61, 01 May 2009 - 01:17 AM.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:38 AM
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