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Windows 7: Acer Aspire 5742 Overheating issues

22 Jul 2015   #1
spotify95

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
Acer Aspire 5742 Overheating issues

Hi there,

I have the Acer Aspire 5742 series laptop and I am suffering from overheating issues - temperatures are staying around the 60C mark with just google chrome open, on idle it doesn't go below 50C, when doing anything intensive it goes up to 70C+, sometimes even 90C+. I cannot run a virus scan with McAfee because it just overheats the laptop.

I've got some arctic silver 5 thermal paste (left over from when I did a fix on a Packard Bell machine) and am thinking about replacing the fan - how easy is it to replace the fan and heatsink? Is this worth it and will it fix the overheating issue?

Furthermore, is there anything else I can do to fix the overheating? I want to be able to cure this overheating problem once and for all. Thanks for your help.


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22 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
First thing you should do is get rid of both Mcafee and Chrome and see how it runs,

As far as remodeling a laptop that depends on your skills
If it has a ssd in it or not that would be another thing to do which will cut down on heat and of course speed the sucker up a lot

After Mcafee and Chrome are gone do this for us,
Also make sure you use the Mcafee removal tool
How to uninstall or re-install supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool
Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.
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22 Jul 2015   #3
spotify95

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
First thing you should do is get rid of both Mcafee and Chrome and see how it runs,

As far as remodeling a laptop that depends on your skills
If it has a ssd in it or not that would be another thing to do which will cut down on heat and of course speed the sucker up a lot

After Mcafee and Chrome are gone do this for us,
Also make sure you use the Mcafee removal tool
How to uninstall or re-install supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool
Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.
Hi there, thanks for your help with regards to this issue.

Definitely think Mcaffee could be problematic, doubt Chrome will be an issue but when it's convenient I'll get rid of them both, then go to msconfig.

I've managed to take apart a Packard Bell Easynote MV46 (and installed a new fan) so was thinking that a new fan/heatsink would work, because I have looked elsewhere and overheating is a common issue for the 5742s?

I won't be getting an SSD because there are too expensive, I don't have a windows disk (so wouldn't know how to get windows running again), I'd need to recover all of my data off my old hard drive, and I'd need an SSD that is at least 500GB (I am not losing out on storage).

Further, is there a way of posting all of the processes/services that my laptop runs? There are a few I need to keep but there are about 140-odd processes and I want to cut that down as much as I can?

Thanks for your help
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22 Jul 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Just make sure you remember to check the box to hide all M$ services and post the screen shots

Yea ssd's are expensive but well worth it
I just got a 500gb which was a bargain @ 179.us
SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

If you get passed the price of a ssd,
We can help you along transferring the os to it
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