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Windows 7: High Motherboard/HDD temperatures while idle

21 Apr 2012   #11
Lunarpaw

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Would an air compressor do the same thing, as the people I'm staying with have a air compressor in their garage.


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21 Apr 2012   #12
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Never put your laptop on you lap.
Never block any of the air vents.
Many laptops have very important vents on the bottom. In this aspect, the design of Apple laptops is far superior as there are no vents on the underside.
That is what everybody should agree with :)

More,
Never put a running laptop on a mattress, thick carpets, couch, sofa, or pillow, unless we have any flat board to support it. Most of laptop have only 3-4mm space underneath which the air intake somewhere located. I noted starting from Core-i series the heat quite excessive and it affect the temperature of the board area.

But hell, my kids keep doing it while I'm away.

Kevin.
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21 Apr 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lunarpaw View Post
Would an air compressor do the same thing, as the people I'm staying with have a air compressor in their garage.
Theoretically, yes.

Practically, the problem is that the pressure is normally too high and can cause some serious damage. I have seen a computer repair shop use one, but they were very experienced technicians and had adjusted the air pressure so as to not be destructive.
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21 Apr 2012   #14
Lunarpaw

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The person I'm living with is an electrician perhaps he'd know how to adjust the PSI so that it wouldn't be damaging.
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