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Any way to lower cpu temp on a laptop?


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superdan54

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Hi,

I have an HP ze4547wm 2.4 Ghz Celeron (512MB ram) notebook computer. I know that Celeron's are pretty notorious for overheating, and mine pushes the limit. I tracked my CPU & HDD temps yesterday with Everest and they peaked at 76C and 56C respectively. The fan is noticably loud, but not so loud that it sounds like its going bad. It wouldn't be a big deal except that I use my laptop for home recording, and all the fan noise bleeds over onto the tracks.

I'm going to give my laptop a good throrough cleaning tonight, but is there any other way I can lower the temp on my laptop, or more importantly lower the noise level?? Is it a feasible solution to replace laptop coolant fans or is it just too much of a pain?

thanks ->dan
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You could try something like this:

http://www.tigerdire...y&sourceid=1356
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Thanks for the suggestion,

I ended up buying some air conditioner weather strips for $2 from Wal-Mart and pasted them to the bottom of the laptop (w/out blocking any vents or panels). This really worked wonders and dropped both my HDD temp and CPU temp by 10C. Kind-of hick-rigged, but I'm from Missouri so it's justifiable...and it works great!
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