My laptop is getting too hot!!

India
August 12, 2009 10:40am CST
Hi my lotters! From the time I got it I have been concerned about the high temp of my laptop. I used to think it was because of my intense gaming. Now when I checked the graphic card is only 70c after a long session but CPU is a scorching 90c! How can I lower this high temp?? I have installed a cooler.So suggest ways that is not related to cleaning fans or laptop cooler. Any other ways please. Please help. PS: I have dell 1520.
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@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
12 Aug 09
Hi there, I also encountered that one. Now my laptop was heat but not really heat. I am thinking maybe because of the weather or maybe because i am not using aircon in my room. I always wondering about the heat but i dont know what to do, I appreciated your discussion maybe i can get something out of this. Goodluck and keep on mylotting
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• India
12 Aug 09
Thanks!! How hot does urs get??
• Australia
13 Aug 09
36C normally some times its a bit higher
@icehut (508)
12 Aug 09
Laptops are not really designed to rull at full throttle, even though the CPU can be run at full. Use a power saving profile or choose balanced for dynamic shifting of clock speed. You should also check that the air vents are not blocked with dust. If blocked, compressed air will work. Additionally, check that the CPU exhaust's fan spins. If it's not spinning, as well as not expelling hot air efficiently, the motor generates heat too.
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@icehut (508)
12 Aug 09
rull=run
• India
12 Aug 09
Tried it man. Still not enough. There was only a bit of dust on the exhaust.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 09
The size of RAM that you have in your laptop, and your operating system, may have an effect. If insufficient for the tasks at hand, the CPU has to work harder to transfer data in and out of virtual memory. The CPU type plays a part. Many say that AMD based laptops run hotter. My experience with 5 laptops, two using AMD and three using Intel, shows that it is not the manufacturer that matters. What is the version of the graphics chip in your laptop? It is cooler than the CPU because it uses part of the physical RAM for its use. Thus the amount of available RAM is reduced, the RAM gets hotter, and the CPU has to work harder. A drastic action would be to get a different laptop, but this may not be feasible. Try increasing the RAM capacity. I did that with one Intel based laptop, and the problem has been alleviated.
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• India
13 Aug 09
My ram is maxed out. no upgrade possible!
@mikeyo105 (125)
• Hong Kong
12 Aug 09
johannawhite that's a good idea! yeah my laptop overheats too.. like big time.. it actually burns when i try to touch it.. so hot that one time it actually shut down itself and wouldn't turn back on again until a while later when it's calmed down!.. i have an hp and same problem.. how do these happen in the first place i don't even game too much!.. alex.. what i've done is also let it breathe and usually it solves the problem.. try johanna's idea it could work!
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• Australia
13 Aug 09
no it could not try my idea or give it to the shop for them to fix the fan
• Philippines
13 Aug 09
Just a good ventilation will do to help the air circulate into your laptop cooler. Do place it in a fan or AC to where it can be cooled down so it may help to cool down the laptop. That is the only solution I can give since you said it wasn't your coolers fault. But coolers should also have a good ventilation. Keep the heated part elevated. That is what I also do when it tends to be hot.
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@Ha3cker (61)
• Australia
13 Aug 09
Well do not use it a lot. Or dont play a lot of games or your hard-drive might burn up.
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• India
13 Aug 09
Hi, Alex, why dont you use a platform with 3 or 5 rotating fans in the platform. This is made by some Chinese companies and is available at about US$ 10 to 15. I got mine from ebay and it is quite useful, in reducing the heat. As the others have mentioned, it makes the computer breathe as well as giving it some cool air to cool down. Try it.
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• Canada
12 Aug 09
it's probably the surface you have it on, the thing needs to breath! my only suggestion is you buying one of those lap top holders that elevates the lap top, raising the back. my laptop slows down and everything sometimes if i have it on my laps or on a table for a long time. so yes my advice, let your laptop breath! :)
• India
12 Aug 09
Thanks guys for ur advice. But the laptop is always on the laptop cooler I bought.It has a fan which cools the underside. So its not due to less area under the laptop. Any ideas?? Thanks again for the comments!
• Australia
13 Aug 09
get another one or check your wires
• India
14 Aug 09
ATTENTION ATTENTION !! OKAY NOW THAT I HAVE CAUGHT UR EYE I HAVE FOUND A WAY TO DECREASE MY TEMP. IF UR WANNA TRY CHECK THIS POST I HAVE BEGUN www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2102841.aspx?p=1#2_19874185
@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
14 Aug 09
I have a chill mat under mine as I have an AMD, and they seem to run hotter than the intel cpu's do. If I didn't have the mat, mine would overheat. Of course my laptop is ony just a few munths old. If you have a chill mat, then I really can't tell you what the problem might be. I am just not that all that smart when it comes to computers. I wish I ere, but i'm not. You might have to take it in and hae it looked at most likely. I don't know what else to tell you. Take care, and happy mylotting.
• India
14 Aug 09
thanks. Most of us dont know much about computers. Even i didnt know anything. But the more u look in internet the more u learn things. Happy mylotting to u too!
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
9 Sep 09
Hey, Does your laptop have a type of power saving mode? Because if it does, you might want to set it to only use 20% of the CPU if you aren't really using it for intensive tasks. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!