Laptop slows down after a few minutes if I open up a game
Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:04 AM
Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:29 AM
Please provide the brand and model name or number of your notebook.
What you describe suggests that the notebook is overheating, can you at any time hear the internal cooling fan working.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:35 AM
It is the Dell Inspiron N4010 with 64 bit operating system.
Yes I do hear the internal cooling fan and I also feel the heat on my lap...sometimes it just gets too much.When i close all the programs it does cool down but the speed is still slow
Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:03 PM
That is a good sign.
Yes I do hear the internal cooling fan
You will have noticed that I use the term notebook and not laptop, that is because you should never use the computer placed on your lap as it restricts the flow of clean and cooler air around the notebook and into the notebooks cooling vents.
I also feel the heat on my lap...sometimes it just gets too much
I suggest that you clean out the inside of the notebook the best that you can by using canned compressed air, remove the battery and the memory cover and direct short blasts of air into the openings and the vents.
The attached guide is for a HP notebook but the principal is the same http://h10025.www1.h...product=3927423
Examples of canned air http://www.walmart.c...-2-Pk./15860547
Just a cautionary note, if you do use canned compressed air do not upend the can as it is possible for fluid to be emitted.
Once you have cleaned out the dust only use the notebook on a flat and even surface and consider purchasing a notebook cooler like the example at the link http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834997727
Let us know how things are after the dust has been cleared out.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:49 PM
By the way,I am gonna start using the term Notebooks too since you explained me against keeping it on my lap. Thanks again and I'll look up on the notebook cooler. Is there something else that could be done to improve things?
Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:02 PM
when a brain blast struck me and I used a bicycle pump
Apart from using the notebook on a flat and even surface and a proper cooler I can only suggest making sure that the room is well ventilated especially if you live in a hot climate.
See how it goes for a while because if the inside was quite dusty the cooling fan could be clogged and dust may have gotten into the memory slots.
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