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Old 08-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, the title explains it all. It is around 70-80C with just Minecraft alone on. How can I fix this?
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your CPU or GPU temp is that high?

Biggest things:

Blow out the airvents and such with canned air to remove any dust. This traps a lot of heat.

Also, what kind of surface is your laptop on? I would recommend getting a cooling pad to help out with the heat.

How warm is it in the room you're in? A warmer room = higher temps.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your CPU or GPU temp is that high?

Biggest things:

Blow out the airvents and such with canned air to remove any dust. This traps a lot of heat.

Also, what kind of surface is your laptop on? I would recommend getting a cooling pad to help out with the heat.

How warm is it in the room you're in? A warmer room = higher temps.
Yeah. This thing is burning.

Is it worth it to buy canned air when I'm getting a new laptop in a few days? I might need it for the new one so I guess I might as well. About canned air, is there a very small amount of it, or it can last for a while?

My laptop is usually on a cool plastic surface, and sometimes on my lap. I sometimes have to put a blanket between the laptop and I to keep myself from getting burnt, although the blanket traps a lot of heat I believe.

My room is usually 24-27C. I keep the AC on a lot of the time but my laptop still can cook a pig.

Can you reccommend a good cooling bad or one with fans that is quiet yet not too expensive? Thanks.
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Yeah. This thing is burning.

Is it worth it to buy canned air when I'm getting a new laptop in a few days? I might need it for the new one so I guess I might as well. About canned air, is there a very small amount of it, or it can last for a while?
Depends on how much you use. It can last a while if you don't use it all that often.

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My laptop is usually on a cool plastic surface, and sometimes on my lap. I sometimes have to put a blanket between the laptop and I to keep myself from getting burnt, although the blanket traps a lot of heat I believe.
Yeah, you shouldn't put your laptop on a blanket. That makes it so the fans can't get any air, and the blanket (like you said) also traps heat. You're just heating up your laptop even more. Do what I do if you want it on your lap: get a big textbook, put that on your lap, then put the laptop on top of that .

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My room is usually 24-27C. I keep the AC on a lot of the time but my laptop still can cook a pig.

Can you reccommend a good cooling bad or one with fans that is quiet yet not too expensive? Thanks.
Depends where you're from.
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Can check Newegg and Amazon; I'd start there. I haven't shopped around for one for quite a while, so not sure what the average price is nowadays.
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Can check Newegg and Amazon; I'd start there. I haven't shopped around for one for quite a while, so not sure what the average price is nowadays.
I'm not so sure which ones are food for their price I don't want to spend too much on a cooling pad, can you reccommend any?
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The CoolerMaster models are excellent. I have a Targus one myself. Just go with whatever type you want really. They all do the same basic thing.
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It may due to failure in cooling fan. If it not spinning the motherboard faults which exhibits by not telling the fan to spin fast enough to cool the device.
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I bought a simple usb powered stand for my laptop which has a built in fan to keep airflow moving through the laptop, certainly helped out my situation.
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