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Windows 7: Overheating


13 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Overheating

OK, so I posted before about how my laptop crashes, well it's overheating.. this dude checked the error log or whatever for me, and yea.
Well any suggestions on fixing this issue? I heard with a air compressor?
I tried taking it apart and getting to the fan, to take it out, but there's a couple of warped screws preventing that. I can still get to the fan though. Someone told me to use a air compressor to clean the fan? I do believe this is the issue, because when the fan is going, I can barely feel any air coming out..

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13 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

someone PLEASE help.
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13 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyleneedshelp View Post
OK, so I posted before about how my laptop crashes, well it's overheating.. this dude checked the error log or whatever for me, and yea.
Well any suggestions on fixing this issue? I heard with a air compressor?
I tried taking it apart and getting to the fan, to take it out, but there's a couple of warped screws preventing that. I can still get to the fan though. Someone told me to use a air compressor to clean the fan? I do believe this is the issue, because when the fan is going, I can barely feel any air coming out..
someone also told me something might need to be saldered? But if that was the case, it wouldn't be working at all, correct?
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13 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You can use a can of compressed air to blow into the vets to get the dust out.

If that doesn't increase the airflow, get a program called "SpeedFan" that will allow you to make sure your fan is running at max speed. (Speedfan works on most machines but not necessarily all of them)

If SpeedFan works but still doesn;t increase airflow, then maybe the fan is bad and needs replacing.

Finally, there are some laptops that are just very poorly designed for heat flow and gaming on them will crash them every time. Using a "laptop cooler" MAY help, but may not...
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13 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
You can use a can of compressed air to blow into the vets to get the dust out.

If that doesn't increase the airflow, get a program called "SpeedFan" that will allow you to make sure your fan is running at max speed. (Speedfan works on most machines but not necessarily all of them)

If SpeedFan works but still doesn;t increase airflow, then maybe the fan is bad and needs replacing.

Finally, there are some laptops that are just very poorly designed for heat flow and gaming on them will crash them every time. Using a "laptop cooler" MAY help, but may not...
OK, thanks! is this a common thing? I had this laptop for a year or two.
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14 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I take the my laptop appart once a year to clean out the dust. But this is not for everyone and I would not recomend this for the faint at hart.

Another problem is what surface is the laptop sitting on? Carpet or bedding will kill laptops. The computer may have already have damage to the laptop that is already done. Just speculating.
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14 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Most laptops overheat, thats a fact of life unless one gets those ULVs. They used to heat worse with vista and HP in particular has had terrible overheating issues. From my experience the things you can try are:

1) Improve air flow as already suggested.

2) Dont use high performance power plan all the time. When you're doing light work, you can switch to balanced or power saver. Even within these plans, more granular control is possible by setting the max state of the processor in advanced power options. Theres also an option called Cooling policy there- set to active it means the processor will be throttled to control heat first, set to passive it means the fans will be ramped up first.

3) I've effectively used undervolting with rmclock on some of my older machines, particularly with XP. You'll need to explore whether its possible with your processor, whether required tools are available (such as notebook hardware control, rmclock is no longer being developed) and proceed cautiously if you're interested.

4) I've always been unlucky with speedfan, but there are also manufacturer specific fan control utilities. Look for one and also ask on the acer community forum.
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14 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Most laptops overheat, thats a fact of life unless one gets those ULVs. They used to heat worse with vista and HP in particular has had terrible overheating issues. From my experience the things you can try are:

1) Improve air flow as already suggested.

2) Dont use high performance power plan all the time. When you're doing light work, you can switch to balanced or power saver. Even within these plans, more granular control is possible by setting the max state of the processor in advanced power options. Theres also an option called Cooling policy there- set to active it means the processor will be throttled to control heat first, set to passive it means the fans will be ramped up first.

3) I've effectively used undervolting with rmclock on some of my older machines, particularly with XP. You'll need to explore whether its possible with your processor, whether required tools are available (such as notebook hardware control, rmclock is no longer being developed) and proceed cautiously if you're interested.

4) I've always been unlucky with speedfan, but there are also manufacturer specific fan control utilities. Look for one and also ask on the acer community forum.
well I did all I was told earlier in this post, and usually it crashes by now..and it hasn't crashed yet!
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