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#1 canthavethat

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:14 PM

Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 5720 laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

No problems for the first year, but last few months overheats really easily. Fan is clean and seems to work ok. Just wondered if there could be any cause for this other than an inefficient fan?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:31 PM

Have you also inspected the heat sink on the processor for dust build up?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:52 PM

Hi,

I haven't done anything more than keep the fan as clean as I can so far, sorry to appear ignorant but I'm a bit out of touch with all this, I will check the heat sink.

Thanks for your help

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:32 AM

while you check the heatsink...
please consider to clean up the old thermal grease and paste a new thermal grease...

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

I understand, thank you :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:13 AM

It was the heat sink. Half of it was completely blocked with dust. Removing it has made all the difference. Thanks!

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

nice to know your problem solve..

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:49 PM

It was the heat sink. Half of it was completely blocked with dust. Removing it has made all the difference. Thanks!

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Glad to hear that things are back to normal again! :thumbsup:

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