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Windows 7: Acer laptop is overheating

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 
Acer laptop is overheating

My laptop is 9 years old, maybe I need to replace it? But my issue is overheating where the computer will auto-shutdown because it passes the 50 degree Celsius danger zone (50-55 range) for my model laptop.


I have the bottom cover off for now so I can see what's going on? When it gets hot in the danger zone 50-55, my fan doesn't auto turn always, sometimes it goes on, sometimes it doesn't? So I figure the fan and attached heat strip thingy, lol, is malfunctioning.



In order too cool the laptop down, I put it on its side and blow the internal parts with compressed can air. Which brings the temps down below 50 degrees celsius. But it quickly gets back into the 50-55 red zone.



So I ordered a new fan and attached cooling fins part from China-Ebay.


I also ordered a fan base to put under the laptop to circulate the air better. I have the laptop on a cookie cooler rack right now, lol. So it is elevated off the table about a 1/2". But its better than sitting flat on the table. I'm thinking a new fan and air fan circulating pad should help a lot.


It feels like my Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 2" square circuit board gets warm-hot, even tho my wireless seems to be working okay?


I won't really know for sure if the new fan will cure the overheating issue or not, but will find out soon enough? The air pad should also additionally help with dispersing the laptop heat.



Do you think I should be good with the new part/air pad, if not, any other suggestions/ideas would be appreciated? Thanks, Bill


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

55C is quite normal and it isn't critical. Critical CPU temp are above 80C.
How are you measuring the temperatures?
I use Open Hardware Monitor - Core temp, fan speed and voltages in a free software gadget



Normally what happens on old laptops is that the heat sink gets clogged with dust. The main problem is to clean it as in some laptops you have to disassemble almost all parts to get to the fan & heat sink.
A base with fans are a way to improve cooling.
laptop cooling base - Newegg.com
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

I use Speccy free download for the below. My computer still runs in the 50-55 degree celsius range, but it has auto-shut down several times before. So I presume it had gone over the max range temp of 55 somewhere? Keep in mind my laptop is a 2009 model, 9 years old.



Below is my current Speccy stats.

Storage
Hard drives
ST750LX003-1AC154 ATA Device
Manufacturer Seagate
Form Factor 1.8"
Heads 16
Cylinders 91,201
Tracks 23,256,255
Sectors 1,465,144,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Serial Number W200XHNY
Firmware Version Number SM12
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 5661 times
Power On Time 620.7 days
Speed 7200 RPM
Features S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Interface SATA
Capacity 698 GB
Real size 750,156,374,016 bytes
RAID Type None
S.M.A.R.T
Status Good
Temperature 54 C
Temperature Range Warning (50 C to 55 C)
S.M.A.R.T attributes
Attribute name Real value Current Worst Threshold Raw Value Status
01 Read Error Rate 0 114 99 6 0003E5B980 Good
03 Spin-Up Time 0 ms 98 98 0 0000000000 Good
04 Start/Stop Count 5,533 95 95 20 000000159D Good
05 Reallocated Sectors Count 0 100 100 36 0000000000 Good
07 Seek Error Rate 0 76 57 30 000D7CAD5D Good
09 Power-On Hours (POH) 620d 17h 83 83 0 0000003A31 Good
0A Spin Retry Count 0 100 100 97 0000000000 Good
0C Device Power Cycle Count 5,661 95 95 20 000000161D Good
B8 End-to-End error / IOEDC 0 100 100 99 0000000000 Good
BB Reported Uncorrectable Errors 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
BC Command Timeout 0 100 253 0 0000000000 Good
BD High Fly Writes (WDC) 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
BE Airflow Temperature 48 C 52 37 45 0036190030 Good
BF G-sense error rate 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
C0 Power-off Retract Count 57 100 100 0 0000000039 Good
C1 Load/Unload Cycle Count 63,085 69 69 0 000000F66D Good
C2 Temperature 48 C 48 63 0 0000000030 Good
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 39 28 0 0003E5B980 Good
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
C7 UltraDMA CRC Error Count 0 200 200 0 0000000000 Good
FE Free Fall Protection 0 100 100 0 0000000000 Good
Partition 0
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #0
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 10C6B605
Size 99 MB
Used Space 29.7 MB (29%)
Free Space 70 MB (71%)
Partition 1
Partition ID Disk #0, Partition #1
Disk Letter C:
File System NTFS
Volume Serial Number 38C93681
Size 698 GB
Used Space 619 GB (88%)
Free Space 79 GB (12%)
Flash drives
C-DDTEKM obius
Interface USB
Capacity 29.1 GB
Real size 31,268,536,320 bytes
RAID Type None
S.M.A.R.T
S.M.A.R.T not supported
Partition 0
Partition ID Disk #1, Partition #0
Disk Letter D:
File System FAT32
Volume Serial Number F8957269
Size 29.1 GB
Used Space 18.6 GB (63%)
Free Space 10.5 GB (37%)
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Maybe some new thermal paste is in order?
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Vista32toWin7, the data you gave from Speccy is only from the HDD. There is no CPU temp. You should find out the CPU and GPU temperatures.
Use HWiNFO - Download
It's a portable version. Don't need to install. Extract and run.

Havoc, unless you remove the heat sink from the CPU, thermal paste never needs to be replaced.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Maybe some new thermal paste is in order?

R. I have no clue? Thermal paste where, on which part?
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

[QUOTE=Megahertz07;3405007]Vista32toWin7, the data you gave from Speccy is only from the HDD. There is no CPU temp. You should find out the CPU and GPU temperatures.
Use HWiNFO - Download
It's a portable version. Don't need to install. Extract and run.

R. Okay, will download it and see and post the info, thanks. Okay downloaded it, let me familiarize myself with it first.


My Speccy monitors has a CPU temp of 55 degrees celsius.




CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550
Code Name Merom
Package Socket P (478)
Technology 65nm
Specification Intel Core2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model F
Extended Model F
Stepping D
Revision M0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Intel 64, NX
Virtualization Not supported
Hyperthreading Not supported
Bus Speed 166.7 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 666.7 MHz
Stock Core Speed 1833 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 166 MHz
Average Temperature 55 C
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
Cores
Core Speed Multiplier Bus Speed Rated Bus Speed Temperature Threads
Core 0 1000.0 MHz x 6.0 166.7 MHz 666.7 MHz 53 C APIC ID: 0
Core 1 1000.0 MHz x 6.0 166.7 MHz 666.7 MHz 56 C APIC ID: 1
==============================================================================
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz 55 C
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Acer Inc. Chapala (U2E1)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1280x800@60Hz)
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
Storage
698GB Seagate ST750LX003-1AC154 ATA Device (SATA ) 53 C
29GB C-DDTEKM obius (USB )
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device


Hope this helps, Bill
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Well I got my cooling pad today and made a big difference right away! Temps went from the danger shut off zone 50-55 degrees celsius to 39-43 degrees celcius.



Its a Vencci DCX-18RED 4 fan model, got it from ebay, about $20-$21. You can feel the light cool air under the laptop with the fans on. As opposed to sitting on a cookie cooler tray I used temporally, lol. The table would get quite warm before with this setup.



The cooling pad has a roller fan speed switch which gives a brighter red color on the cooling pad as U increase the fan speed, pretty cool visual. Has several optional tilts U can put the laptop cooler in. So I'm good for now with the overheating.


I did order the fan part from China, its going to be awhile before I get it, maybe mid Oct. sometime. So the fan pad cooler is doing the trick for now. Hope the cooling fan helps out some more? The fan wasn't turning on when in the high heat zone of 50-55 celsius range?
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Current Speccy Temps


Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz 41 C
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Acer Inc. Chapala (U2E1)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1280x800@60Hz)
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
Storage
698GB Seagate ST750LX003-1AC154 ATA Device (SATA ) 39 C
29GB C-DDTEKM obius (USB )
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #9
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

I turned my computer on today mid-afternoon and my computer had turned itself on after I went to bed last night...? I have no clue why my computer does this? But the SSHD Seagate HD was at 55 degrees Celsius max temp for this computer? I mean you could feel the heat from the HD. I turned the airpad on it it quickly dropped back to norm temps. So lucky to have that to keep it cool.


Any ideas why my computer turns itself on after I turn it off in sleep mode? This has happened several times before and its not good as the temps can get high and auto-shut off happens sometimes.


Any ideas or suggestion on this issue welcomed.


Thanks, Bill.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You should ALWAYS turn off (not sleep or hibernation) when not in use.
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