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Windows 7: Cpu temp emergency!!!

12 Jul 2010   #21
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

If you are handy with mini screw drivers, simply removing the so called "thermal tape" (more like white duct tape) and replacing it with some quality termal paste, you can decrease temps by up to 10C (not guarenteed, only going by what I have experienced)


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12 Jul 2010   #22
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Boredom got the best of me. While I could not find any "guts" pics of your laptop (very bloody piece of hardware you have there by the way) You should be able to see little symbols around the covers on the base depicting what lies beneath them
An educated gestimate would be as follows......

edit: that would have been so much easier if I had a touchscreen -.-


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12 Jul 2010   #23
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That will have to wait until early next year, I can't void the warranty in case something blew up between now and then but I'll definitely consider it, if I can do that without having to totally gut this thing. The CPU temperatures are pretty stable though and aren't the cause of the termination of the game.

Bloody as in bad? Compared to what I was on before, an old Dimension 3000, this is a definite 10 steps up LOL. But thank you, based on the locations of the side connections and what the very vague manual says, the HDD is in that "L" shaped space in the middle (no idea what the bottom of that "L" houses), the RAM is to the bottom left with the 6 slit vents, and I would imagine that the CPU is directly above that with the significantly larger square air vent above the RAM. The graphics card is to the left in the middle (because that's where the VGA out is, could be mistaken), the mutli-ROM bay to the right of that, and I'm guessing that the hot spot is either the WiFi card or another similar box of some kind without native cooling, or else one of the motherboard's heat sink pipes (the copper things) that's been put there on purpose to take all the heat away from the crucial hardware to get as hot as it wants without causing problems (or so I'd assume).

Whatever it is, I don't think it's a critical issue. I hear that, specifically in the cases of Notebooks, when you start smelling an acrid "burning plastic" or "burning metallic" smell that's when it's cause for worry (I smelled that coming off of my PS2 three years ago before it died, and am smelling it coming off of my dad's PS3 now). But I'm not smelling anything like that going on here so I'm going to assume it's OK for now.

I was able to play the game yesterday for almost 3 hours straight without it freezing up and kicking me out (which is due to heat, I'm certain of that) and the CPU temperature's high was listed at about the 71C mark. Still fairly below the 90C TJunction Max.
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12 Jul 2010   #24
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A good way of keeping a laptop cool, as stupid as this sounds, is to balance it on an ashtray, that keeps the vents clear, and of course an ashtray won't burn.
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13 Jul 2010   #25
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EpicThorn View Post
(very bloody piece of hardware you have there by the way)
"Bloody" as in a good thing. eg. "Bloody oath she's a good'n - She's a nice piece of hardware"
Sorry for the slang, I'm an Aussie afterall :-)
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15 Jul 2010   #26
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
A good way of keeping a laptop cool, as stupid as this sounds, is to balance it on an ashtray, that keeps the vents clear, and of course an ashtray won't burn.
Oh I got that covered, propped it up on the styrofoam blocks it shipped with. I make sure to keep both vents wide open and clear, especially the one at the back. It really does help - wonder if the manufacturers will ever catch on and just integrate better stilts onto these things!!!

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EpicThorn View Post
(very bloody piece of hardware you have there by the way)
"Bloody" as in a good thing. eg. "Bloody oath she's a good'n - She's a nice piece of hardware"
Sorry for the slang, I'm an Aussie afterall :-)
Ah gotcha, thanks. I was thinking bloody meant bad... but I suppose it's kind of like our American thing here where "fat" means "cool" or "bad" means "rad" lol. Sorry haha.
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15 Jul 2010   #27
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
wonder if the manufacturers will ever catch on and just integrate better stilts onto these things!!!
No,, if you notice,, most sellers refer to them as Notebooks and not Laptops. The words now have become somewhat synonymous with each other in todays marketing but.....

They once were referred to as Laptops because you could use them on your lap..

Then, they started pushing so much power through them they started referring to them as Notebooks, meaning, not to be used on your lap, but on a desk/table, because they got so hot they were/do burning/burn peoples legs.

Now they are referred as either, but, they still don't want you using them on your lap because they get so hot.

They won't lift the legs/stilts/whatever on them as it is another piece that can break easily or it won't fit in a bag properly.

You main alternative is to find a well made laptop cooling pad and use it.
There are other ways, but a well made cooling pad is the optimal solution.
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16 Jul 2010   #28
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Then, they started pushing so much power through them they started referring to them as Notebooks, meaning, not to be used on your lap, but on a desk/table, because they got so hot they were/do burning/burn peoples legs.
I know it's off topic, but it actually surprises me when people talk about laptops burning their legs, as I've never had that problem except for with one laptop. My high school issued laptops to everyone and my freshman you I have given an older Dell (which stopped functioning before the end of the school year) that ran hot all the time. Both laptops I've actually owned has stayed pretty cool, including the one I have now, which I've read hundreds of complaints about being way to hot. Too be fair, I balance mine on one leg, leaving the fans completely uncovered. I'm guessing the issue with using most on your lap is that the fans get blocked. Am I about on my money, or do most peoples laptops get really hot regardless of where they keep them?
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16 Jul 2010   #29
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Actually,, on a lot of laptops,, leave it running on a table, Mostly high end laptops,, then lift it and place your hand over where the CPU heatsink is. Trust me it gets very hot on a majority of laptops/notebooks.
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16 Jul 2010   #30
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I guess I'm just lucky. I've had my computer running while sitting on my desk for a few hours now. Been playing the Sims 2, which is the most demanding game I have on here. The bottom feels maybe 5-10 degree (F) higher than than room temp at the most. To be fair I do clean all the dust and dirt every six months, which I think would be a factor. I actually just did it a week ago. I've never had a heat problem with this computer.
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