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Laptop running hot

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Khaos, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Jun 18, 2009 at 1:05 AM
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    Khaos

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    So I decided my Vaio seems to be running hot lately and downloaded Speedfan to check it out... Seems like I was right. How do I fix it? I'm not to great with computers but can follow directions fairly well. My laptop is hot to the touch and is startinng to run slow.. I need it for school.

    Heres the temps:
    HD0: 111F
    TEMP1: 113F
    TEMP2: 113F
    CORE 0: 126F
    CORE 1: 133F
     
  2. Jun 18, 2009 at 1:55 AM
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    where do you have it placed ? Do you keep it hooked up to the charger all the time ? The simple fix is the fan plates that you place you laptop on and they just fan air into the bottom of your laptop ! Just plug it into one of your usb ports and your good to go !

    http://www.xoxide.com/evnopad.html
     
  3. Jun 18, 2009 at 2:22 AM
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    I used to have a cooling pad, its at my house (dont live there). Its usually on a desk. The laptop is always plugged into a charger because some jackass stole my battery and I dont have the cash for a new one.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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    Take some canned air and blow out the cooling vents on your laptop chassis. Over time dust really builds up in these; blocking the flow of air through your laptop.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    Yeah...totally worth opening the laptop up and cleaning it out real well. I's a pain in the ass...but set it to go to sleep or shut it off whenever you aren't using it.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    if you can, open it up and blow it out with some compressed air. you may have had a fan gone bad that may not be cooling as it should.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    techgeekwill

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    Check for a BIOS Update.

    If you have an NVidia chip inside of it, there is likely a BIOS update to correct the fan speeds. My Dell Latitude was running incredibly hot, especially when I was running OSX, the update easily dropped the temp by 20 degrees.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    Do what everyone else said, but if nothing else, stick a pair of chopsticks under the laptop to give it some air flow under it.
     
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