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Laptop overheating? Possible causes?


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#1 Manic_Subsidle

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:57 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite A65 S1762 laptop, and yesterday, I cleaned out the inside with an air duster thinking it might not heat up too much.

Unfortunately, it STILL heats up!!! Programs load up really slowly as well - is that from the heat?? Or could it possibly be from other stuff running in the background?? I tried Spybot and Ad-Aware, getting rid of any spyware/malware threats, but I can't figure out if it's the hardware that's at fault or the software.

Any ideas??

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:20 PM

Well, its no secret that laptops run hot.

What is your operating system?

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:21 AM

I have Windows XP Home Edition w/ SP2.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:05 AM

If your laptop gets too hot it will shut itself down. Heat will not slow the loading of programs.

Go to Start>Run and type in msconfig. Look at the Startup tab for entries with a checkmark. Enter those items into our Startup Database (top of this page) to see if you can remove some of them to improve your computer's performance.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:30 AM

Thank you for that. But still, the laptop overheats...apparently the ACPI temperature (according to SpeedFan) is at about 78 degrees!!!

Is there any way to cool that down??

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 07:30 AM

78 degrees is nothing to worry about. Actually thats rather cool considering its a laptop.

I think your problem is software. Did you look at your Startup items?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:09 AM

apparently the ACPI temperature (according to SpeedFan) is at about 78 degrees!!!


Fahrenheit or Celsius?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 10:46 AM

Fahrenheit or Celsius?

I'm pretty sure it's Celsius. So that's about 172 Fahrenheit...

And I did check the Startup items and removed the ones that I could...but still, it heats up.




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