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#1 Kram B

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

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I am honestly not even doing much right now. All I am doing is watching a 720p video on YouTube. I usually idle at around 55c, and it jumps to above picture when I watch a video on YouTube or Netflix.

Whenever I play a game like WoW it gets in the 70s or 80s. I am considering buying the Cooler Master Netpal U2, but I honestly do not want to spend money to keep this cool. I do not recall my laptop ever heating up this bad when I used to watch videos. :( I just did a recent re-install of my OS not long ago. I have all my drivers, and they are up to date.

Does anyone have any clue what to do to help with this?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Have you tried blowing out the vents with canned air?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

Have you tried blowing out the vents with canned air?


I did it about 3 months ago? I am not sure of the time interval, but I usually do it every 2 months. I will probably be buying some canned air soon. Upon inspection it does not look quite dusty.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

One other consideration is where this computer is resting when you use it, is it on a solid surface where air ventilation is optimum?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

One other consideration is where this computer is resting when you use it, is it on a solid surface where air ventilation is optimum?


I have it on my desk, and it has a thing on the battery that keeps it elevated off the ground. It is an acute angle, not quite sure of size.




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