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Windows 7: CPU overclocking & heat

19 Oct 2010   #31
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

For a while, I've noticed my laptop wouldnt quite sit right when the lid was closed. It was only at work today when I found what the culprit was: a loose screw holding the hinge to the lid.

So sure enough, out with the tweezers and a one-size-fits-all screwdriver...
Never pulled this one apart and I didnt have a manual. But its all straight forward... remove the screws, and see what happens...
10 minutes later, CPU overclocking & heat-dsc00375.jpg
Found the loose screw... so tightened it up.
10 minutes later, CPU overclocking & heat-dsc00381.jpg
Oh, and while the cover was off, I gave it a quick dusting with etch primer. Because the plain black looked too...plain...

Just goes to show, 9/10 times you dont need a manual. You only need a bit of common sense, intuition, and patience.




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19 Oct 2010   #32
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

xarden,
Plus the added satisfaction of "can do" is invaluable but these qualities are individual and your interest like your mileage may vary as they say! Great job on the opening customization and closing looks very successful !
the Cheese
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19 Oct 2010   #33
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
For a while, I've noticed my laptop wouldnt quite sit right when the lid was closed. It was only at work today when I found what the culprit was: a loose screw holding the hinge to the lid.

So sure enough, out with the tweezers and a one-size-fits-all screwdriver...
Never pulled this one apart and I didnt have a manual. But its all straight forward... remove the screws, and see what happens...
10 minutes later, Attachment 105822
Found the loose screw... so tightened it up.
10 minutes later, Attachment 105827
Oh, and while the cover was off, I gave it a quick dusting with etch primer. Because the plain black looked too...plain...

Just goes to show, 9/10 times you dont need a manual. You only need a bit of common sense, intuition, and patience.
Nice.

~Lordbob
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19 Oct 2010   #34
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Not bad, lol. Took my friends laptop apart once to reset the CMOS, which required taking EVERYTHING out to get at the CMOS battery (Dell Inspiron 1525) and upon putting it back together, I forgot to attach one wire... Well, I thought everything was kosher until I realized that the wire I forgot to attach was the wire going from the power button to the system board, the one with the CMOS and CPU on it...
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19 Oct 2010   #35
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks Cheese,
Thats right. Nothing beats the satisfaction of going in with no, or limited, knowledge and getting to it to work.
Maybe getting it to work 2nd time is better, then you know you've troubleshooted well.
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13 Mar 2012   #36
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Don't know of any other programs to suggest, but have you tried blowing out the ports with canned compresed air? Laptops especially older ones tend to have a great deal of build up of fibers and dust due to user using them on their laps or other cloth or fiber surfaces.
I'm pretty sure if you were to take it apart you would be amazed at how much dust ect is built up inside of it.
Fabe
I agree with Fabe, my uncle suggested I should get some form of a dust cover for my netbook, and occasionally take the netbook apart to remove any build-up of dust within the computer etc. More Dust = Over Heating
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