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Windows 7: Laptop Overheating!! Help!

26 Jun 2010   #1
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 
Laptop Overheating!! Help!

Hi,

Ok, so I am not any sort of genius, or anything, but I think my Compaq Presario F700 is overheating....After being left on for a few hours, it will just randomly switch off, without any warning at all. I have recently bought a new battery, and it is no different. It is EXTREMELY annoying, as it never recovers any of my data..
Any idea's...

Thanks
Jake


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26 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jake66 View Post
Hi,

Ok, so I am not any sort of genius, or anything, but I think my Compaq Presario F700 is overheating....After being left on for a few hours, it will just randomly switch off, without any warning at all. I have recently bought a new battery, and it is no different. It is EXTREMELY annoying, as it never recovers any of my data..
Any idea's...

Thanks
Jake

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) to check the temps. If it is overheating there are a few things you can do to clean the isides that will lower the temps.

Ken
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26 Jun 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jake66 View Post
Hi,

Ok, so I am not any sort of genius, or anything, but I think my Compaq Presario F700 is overheating....After being left on for a few hours, it will just randomly switch off, without any warning at all. I have recently bought a new battery, and it is no different. It is EXTREMELY annoying, as it never recovers any of my data..
Any idea's...

Thanks
Jake
As zigzag3143 stated download the 2 progs he suggested , then clean the inlet and exhaust outlets with a can of compressed air, its a build up of dust that creates the problem , also download "speedfan" google it ,you will be able to control your fans easier that way
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26 Jun 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jake66 View Post
Hi,

Ok, so I am not any sort of genius, or anything, but I think my Compaq Presario F700 is overheating....After being left on for a few hours, it will just randomly switch off, without any warning at all. I have recently bought a new battery, and it is no different. It is EXTREMELY annoying, as it never recovers any of my data..
Any idea's...

Thanks
Jake
Heat screws the battery down...guess better get rid off heat & dust quickly!
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26 Jun 2010   #5
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Ok, so I already have CPU-Z, any use? I will download GPU-Z now. What should the normal temperature be? I will also get this speed fan thing.
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26 Jun 2010   #6
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Got GPU-Z, and can understand that, just need a normal temperature. Speedfan....What on earth, someone will have to guide me. Also, in setup it dected my OS as Vista...normal or not...?
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26 Jun 2010   #7
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Using my expert knowledge of SpeedFan, I seem to off gathered that there is a tick next to core when it is under 50 degrees. That happened once or twice when I took my laptop out to the garden. It was about 64, or so inside....
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26 Jun 2010   #8
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jake66 View Post
Using my expert knowledge of SpeedFan, I seem to off gathered that there is a tick next to core when it is under 50 degrees. That happened once or twice when I took my laptop out to the garden. It was about 64, or so inside....
i know i suggested using speedfan as that seems to be the fan prog of preference on the forum , unfortunately i do not use it myself [i personnally use I8kfangui] so i cant actually tell you how it works , right now on my XPS M1710 laptop the cpu is 28 the gpu is 42 hdd is 38 mem is 41 chipset is 40 this is inside
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26 Jun 2010   #9
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 

WOW! My GPU is 73 and my core is 63....what can I do? Do I need to open the laptop up or something, someone suggested compressed air....
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26 Jun 2010   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jake66 View Post
WOW! My GPU is 73 and my core is 63....what can I do? Do I need to open the laptop up or something, someone suggested compressed air....
yes i suggested using a can of compressed air ,just blow it through the vents , how long have you had your lappy , have yuo ever cleaned the vents ? do you feel confident enough to open the case ?:)
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