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Computer Problem - Help Wanted

Discussion in 'Technology' started by TheMaster, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Nov 11, 2006 at 8:57 PM
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    TheMaster

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    I have an ACER TravelMate C310 tablet PC with an Intel Pentium M processor 740 with one Sanyo battery. My problem is that when the computer is on a/c power, the under side of my laptop heats up to near dangerous levels:mad: . Yes the fan works from time to time. If I reduce my CPU speed to low through my Acer ePower Management software, the computer does not heat up. Can any techies on TW offer some help. My warranty has expired and no recalls on my battery. Thank you.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2006 at 9:00 PM
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  3. Nov 11, 2006 at 9:22 PM
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    Not really. It’s the under side of my laptop that heats up and NOT the plug. With the CPU speed set to low or the laptop power turned off and the a/c power plugged in, the unit charges the battery indefinitely, but does NOT heat up. :confused:
     
  4. Nov 11, 2006 at 9:25 PM
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    We need to know what your CPU temp is...some BIOSes are able to report this. If you know how to get into the BIOS and check, do that. Otherwise download this program and hopefully it's compatible with your motherboard: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

    Let us know what temps it's reporting.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2006 at 9:35 PM
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    Do I do it now (cool) or when its cooking?
     
  6. Nov 12, 2006 at 6:11 AM
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    When I was trying to get into the BIOS last night, I ran into an option: "Fan always on". Since I picked that option, my laptop does not heat up as much. :D Back to somewhat normal operating temperatures, it seems. :cool:
    Thanks for your help.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2006 at 9:16 AM
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    That was a quick fix...glad it worked.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2006 at 2:52 PM
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    be careful doing that, you could burn out the fan.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2006 at 5:44 PM
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    Thanks "2RZ". I seldom use the laptop and its powered off at other times.
     
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