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Windows 7: Laptop a Liar?

18 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Laptop a Liar?

Hey guys,

My laptop very often gets hanged by overheating, and just before that, like 4-5 mins earlier... It shows CPU like 90C , I don't think thats the temp a CPU can be alive at? Is it that my laptop is showing it incorrect or is it truly that hot? BTW I am Using HWmonitor.


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18 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amigo max View Post
Hey guys,

My laptop very often gets hanged by overheating, and just before that, like 4-5 mins earlier... It shows CPU like 90C , I don't think thats the temp a CPU can be alive at? Is it that my laptop is showing it incorrect or is it truly that hot? BTW I am Using HWmonitor.
Most Laptop CPU's CAN survive 90C, though you should really consider getting a cooling mat for it as overheating that much many times can cause damage to not only the CPU but likely other hardware as well.
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19 Jun 2010   #3

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It quite well could be, but obviously that is not healthy for the CPU. A good cleaning may be in order, a cooling mat would be a good start too. A Guy
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19 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hmm, I know that a cooling mat helps a lot, i do have it, but to keep it on our lap a cooling mat wouldn't be very convenient. And is there a safe way i can remove my CPU heat sink on the laptop to re-put new thermal paste? Well, anyway thanks.
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19 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

When you have your laptop on your lap, are you blocking the fan intake with your leg?
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19 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amigo max View Post
Hmm, I know that a cooling mat helps a lot, i do have it, but to keep it on our lap a cooling mat wouldn't be very convenient. And is there a safe way i can remove my CPU heat sink on the laptop to re-put new thermal paste? Well, anyway thanks.
You can, but I wouldn't do so if its still in warranty.

I did that with my laptop, kept it a LOT cooler. (they had some bad clay like thermal.. paste?)
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19 Jun 2010   #7

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Your chosen thread title, "Laptop a Liar?", is mostly not true, but the name itself we use when talking about these portable computers is at least misleading, if not a lie; the worst place to keep a laptop is on your lap.

To keep it cool, use compressed air to clean the air vents, place it on a cooling pad or at least on a level surface to let air circulate underneath. I keep a wine bottle cork cut in two half's in my laptop case, to put under the rear corners when using on the road.

Avoid simultaneous use of programs that need a lot CPU / GPU power, put laptop to sleep or hibernate it when not needed instead of leaving it running.

Doing all this, my dual core temps stay between 40° and 60° Celsius (104° and 140° Fahrenheit), even though the laptop is almost always on and I use it constantly.

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19 Jun 2010   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

if its a Dell laptop download " I8kfangui" or any other make download "speedfan" do a google search for the appropriate one, install the app and use it to control your lappys fans that should help cool it a little
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19 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Umm, @Kari, sorry for that title, thats the best i could think at that moment. And BTW my laptop is now about to be 3 years old, warranty is over like 2 years ago.. I thought of changing the thermal paste but i don't know yet if its a good idea, i don't want to spoil the laptop. My laptop is an Acer Aspire 4920g.. and i will check with those fan controlling s/w's . It would be helpful if you guys tell me a fan controlling s/w for my laptop which is able to control the fans speed, because i don't think i can, I've tried this earlier with some s/w but it wouldn't let me control it.
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19 Jun 2010   #10

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You may like look into geting yourself a note cooler.

Laptop cooler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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