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Overheating Issues?


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#1 evti

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:15 PM

Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic467490.html - Hamluis.

I have been having a similar issue. Although I know why it's doing it, I don't know what's causing it. In my case, it's because the CPU is overheating. The computer will slow the CPU down in order to prevent heat build up. In doing so, the resources are spread much thinner, and less is required to use the CPU to capacity. Does the fan blow hard and does the laptop feel particularly hot? If so, you are likely having the same issue I am. Unfortunately, I still cannot figure out why it overheats.

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#2 s1lents0ul

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

You should post what kind of computer you have. Make and Model.

Sounds like you have a laptop, from your message.

Quick thought on overheating laptops, most users that have them overheat, are not providing proper airflow to the laptop. Are you laying the laptop on a bed or something similar that would block the bottom of the laptop from breathing. That is where the intake fan is. Also, you could have a lot of dust/animal hair inside the machine.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:07 PM

sometime all it needs is to have the heatsinc removed ,old thermal paste remove, and new paste applied, and heatsinc replace, and try using it again

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#4 evti

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:15 PM

My computer is a Dell Studio 1558, and yes it's a laptop. I am using a laptop cooling pad (the issue still happens with it), which means the laptop itself is on a firm and flat surface.

I might try and open up the computer and try and clean it out. Failing that, I will need to find some way of making the laptop turn the fan on at a lower temperature (btw, the BIOS is up to date).

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:05 PM

the fan should always be on. It should run faster or slower depending on the core temp. That is dictated in the bios
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:43 AM

cooling fan pads don't really work ,they just create air flow ,if the fan and heatsinc are dirty it will still over heat ,my opinion based on the one being used in this house by my wifethat I still have to clean with can of compressed air because it gits dusty and starts to overheat

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#7 evti

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

Can anyone point me to a page that can give instructions on how to replace the glue on the heatsink? I am not very knowledgeable on such topics.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:36 AM

Can anyone point me to a page that can give instructions on how to replace the glue on the heatsink? I am not very knowledgeable on such topics.



sure and its a thermal heat paste not glue ,just for the record .

http://www.techpowerup.com/printarticle.php?id=134

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

Hello,

caperjac,
That's a good article.

evti,
You might find the following helpful.
This is from Dell Studio™ 1557/1558 Service Manual - Processor Heat Sink Removal.

Good luck.

Regards,
Brooks



 


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

not as good as yours ,I forgot it was a laptop ,lol

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#11 evti

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

Haha so I opened up my laptop to dust off the fan area, and this is what I found:

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So I basically knew instantly what the problem was. Now since the removal of my laptops hairball, it is running at half the temperature it was before. Thanks for the help guys :)

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:43 AM

your welcome ,happy computing

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