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  • How to Stop Your Laptop Overheating

    Dear Eliz656,Overheating can always be fixed unless it is a factory fault and the laptop was overheating since it was brand new. The simple rules to follow are (tick then off as you check or solve them):HARDWARE:1. Is the laptop dust free internally? (The air vents especially)2. Is the fan operating well? (sometimes it is best to set it to run always.)3. Is the thermal grease on the CPU and GPU still fine?4. Is air flow being blocked while working?5. Are you using external cooling fan/tray to help?SOFTWARE:6. Are you running at too high a resolution that generates too much heat?7. Are you running too many programs that tax your CPU?8. Is your laptop struggling for resources and always swapping to hard drive?I solved a friends desktop overheating problem just last week by blowing out the...see more »Dear Eliz656,Overheating can always be fixed unless it is a factory fault and the laptop was overheating since it was brand new. The simple rules to follow are (tick then off as you check or solve them):HARDWARE:1. Is the laptop dust free internally? (The air vents especially)2. Is the fan operating well? (sometimes it is best to set it to run always.)3. Is the thermal grease on the CPU and GPU still fine?4. Is air flow being blocked while working?5. Are you using external cooling fan/tray to help?SOFTWARE:6. Are you running at too high a resolution that generates too much heat?7. Are you running too many programs that tax your CPU?8. Is your laptop struggling for resources and always swapping to hard drive?I solved a friends desktop overheating problem just last week by blowing out the dust AND setting the graphics card to a lower resolution. Now the PC does not cut out anymore.Go to http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-Presari...to find more help on your laptop. My laptop is older than 4 years and still going strong and so is my wife's Compaq.

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  • How To Make South African Vetkoek

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  • How to Stop Your Laptop Overheating

    Hi RezaG, Here is the service guide for your laptop. (Click on Here to view the Pdf manual in your browser.) The guide will show you how to take your laptop apart and clean the dust out. You can find your bios upgrades here. Laptop internal temperature is related to the CPU and GPU and lately RAM. The CPU and GPU (graphics card) generate the most heat. Modern CPU's start scaling down their speed when they start to overheat until they shut down completely to protect the CPU. The Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7 Ghz CPU, which is one of the CPU's your laptop can take, has a T-Junction spec of 100°C. Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die. (Intel specs can be viewed here. ) Thus it is safe to say your CPU temperature should not reach 100°C. Keeping it bel...see more »Hi RezaG, Here is the service guide for your laptop. (Click on Here to view the Pdf manual in your browser.) The guide will show you how to take your laptop apart and clean the dust out. You can find your bios upgrades here. Laptop internal temperature is related to the CPU and GPU and lately RAM. The CPU and GPU (graphics card) generate the most heat. Modern CPU's start scaling down their speed when they start to overheat until they shut down completely to protect the CPU. The Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7 Ghz CPU, which is one of the CPU's your laptop can take, has a T-Junction spec of 100°C. Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die. (Intel specs can be viewed here. ) Thus it is safe to say your CPU temperature should not reach 100°C. Keeping it below 90°C is advisable.  

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