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Windows 7: My computer Overheating

11 May 2010   #1
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
My computer Overheating

Hi everyone I'm back,
I posted here before but the problem is back
I've tried to get this problem fixed for a while but nothing much has worked. I had a Dell Studio 1440/14z Vista and I got an upgrade to Windows 7. After that upgrade whenever I start to play a game my computer overheates like crazy. And the game becomes unplayable by low fps. This also happens when I've watched like Youtube for a while or so.
Here are my specs.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T6500 @ 210.GHz 2.10 GHz
Installed memory(RAM): 3.00 GB (2.75 GB usable)
System type: 64 - bit Operationg System
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G
Audio: IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
It also said:
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
I even have a cooling pad. Which does not seem to do much. The cooling pad is Targus Model AWE01US2
Thank you very much I hope you can help me figure the problem out, I'm fairly sure the problem IS overheating. Thanks!


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11 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrNick View Post
Hi everyone I'm back,
I posted here before but the problem is back
I've tried to get this problem fixed for a while but nothing much has worked. I had a Dell Studio 1440/14z Vista and I got an upgrade to Windows 7. After that upgrade whenever I start to play a game my computer overheates like crazy. And the game becomes unplayable by low fps. This also happens when I've watched like Youtube for a while or so.
Here are my specs.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T6500 @ 210.GHz 2.10 GHz
Installed memory(RAM): 3.00 GB (2.75 GB usable)
System type: 64 - bit Operationg System
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G
Audio: IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
It also said:
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
I even have a cooling pad. Which does not seem to do much. The cooling pad is Targus Model AWE01US2
Thank you very much I hope you can help me figure the problem out, I'm fairly sure the problem IS overheating. Thanks!

Is the fan running? Have you blown out the ducts with canned air? if, AND ONLY IF, you are handy with tools, the fan and ducts can and should be cleaned. Make sure you can do this before you start

ken
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11 May 2010   #3
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Is your fan working at all??? Is your laptop full of dust??? Did you check your bios for your settings?? Have you installed programs to check your actual core temps?? More details are needed... GL
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12 May 2010   #4
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok so the fan is deffinatly running, I have not blown out the ducts, and I'm not even sure if it's full of dust. I've heard about BIOS and I don't know much about them. All I know is that my BIO version is A01

My core tempuratures when I am not playing any games is attatched, the picture is called coretemps1 =p.
The second picture is right after I leave a game because of the drop in gameplay, it's called coretempsgames.
Thank you


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12 May 2010   #5
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

What surface are you placing the laptop on??
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12 May 2010   #6
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It's on a cooling pad on a wood desk
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12 May 2010   #7
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

I would try to use it without the cooling pad and see what happened...
But as far as I know ..if a machine is overheating it will shut down straight away...
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12 May 2010   #8
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, I did and I got basically the same type of problem:


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12 May 2010   #9
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

I would now say that the problem is the graphic card .
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12 May 2010   #10
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Are you sure that's it? I don't need to update my BIOS or anything? And a Nvidia Gforcwe 9400 is not enough? The games I play are Crysis (medium settings) Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and Unreal Tournament 3. The graphics card did fine before I installed Windows 7, maybe I need to get an old graphics driver?
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