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OVERHEATED!!!.....again. Answered

so my old laptop overheated again, i need help on stopping this...

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millingabout
millingabout

12 years ago

I successfully kept a friends laptop cool enough to play Unreal by elevating it on four post it note pads. That is until the room itself got too hot. I have noted that laptop coolers do this with the addition of a fan. One of your pictures states that the fan vent is blocked. Clearing that would be the first step to take.

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millingabout
millingabout

Reply 12 years ago

I placed one note pad under each corner of the laptop.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

that sounds like a good idea. a blocked vent inhibits the already poor airflow on a laptop. if you buy a real mat with fans, its important to build a gasket out of foam to make sure the cooling air reaches the laptop

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ry25920
ry25920

12 years ago

Buy a new fan and cool it

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 12 years ago

just chill

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

and i think we already established that a new fan would help.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

12 years ago

Have you overclocked it at all? IIRC K6's only go up to 300mhz.

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 12 years ago

i didnt overclock it but it says 366mhz

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

you can overclock laptops? i thought the bioses were locked, and the cooling system could not handle it anyways.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

Open the case and clean it out with a vacuum or compressed air.

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jtobako
jtobako

Reply 12 years ago

Second, get some air under it by using some sort of a stand. My wife's laptop kept overheating until we put it on top of something that would allow air underneath to keep it cooler.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

third, take it to your local laptop technician. explain the problem to him, and ask him to please change the thermal pads in the laptop to arctic silver (i think the latest is seven) and replace the fan with a similar sized one but with a higher CFM rating. tell him you are not concerned with the loss of battery run-time this will cause.

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jtobako
jtobako

Reply 12 years ago

Third-and-a-half, pay the tech more than the laptop is worth : )

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

you could probably upgrad the fan yourself. the heasink part would be a bit harder

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I have found an excellent laptop-cooling surface to be a Lego board my mother keeps at her house for when the boys go round. It's a couple of thin, flexible boards glued to a piece of 1/4 inch plywood, about three inches bigger than the laptop on all sides.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

It is a bad battery getting hot ?

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teaaddict314
teaaddict314

Reply 12 years ago

or do what my friend does....go get a big square ice pack, the size of the bottom of your laptop, then wrap it with a bit of paper towel, then put it under the laptop, and it will keep it cool.