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Laptop gets hot FAST, becomes very slow


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JonRosell

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Hey there,

While Cleaning my system in the malware guide, an expert has tossed the idea out that my fan on my laptop may be one of my problems when surfing the internet.

after i turn my laptop on, 10-15 mins goes by and out of the blue, the coolant fan starts running at a high speed, and at the same time slowing my laptop drastically. It only happens when I play a movie, youtube video, video game, etc and after i kill the process it STILL continues to run nonstop (the fan). At times the CPU usage will be at 100%, but now sometimes it drops to regular. Im not sure of the problem, nor how to fix it. So I've been sent here, maybe one of you guys could help me out :)

here is the link to my old post in malware section: http://www.geekstogo...et/page__st__15
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phillpower2

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Its possible the inside needs a clean out, have a look at the attached video;


The information is for "why" and not "how to" and no inference to dismantle the laptop is intended!

Edited by phillpower2, 26 August 2010 - 03:47 PM.

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What is the make and model of the laptop? Each laptop has its own way of coming apart correctly so you don't damage anything during the cleaning process.
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Dell latitude d800, windows xp sp3
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Here is the link to the service manual for your laptop. http://support.dell....sm_en/index.htm

For instructions on how to remove the fan look here http://support.dell....fan.htm#1000550

For instructions on how to remove and access your CPU heatsink look here http://support.dell....mal.htm#1000001

Just read the directions thoroughly and you should be fine.
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Here is the link to the service manual for your laptop. http://support.dell....sm_en/index.htm

For instructions on how to remove the fan look here http://support.dell....fan.htm#1000550

For instructions on how to remove and access your CPU heatsink look here http://support.dell....mal.htm#1000001

Just read the directions thoroughly and you should be fine.
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triple post

Edited by amw_drizz, 28 August 2010 - 07:18 AM.

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