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Cooling hot laptop down

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
I've been given a laptop which is running pretty hot. CPU lingers around 60°C most of the time and goes above 70°C when performing more taxing tasks such as playing videos and would probably go into the 80s if there's not a lot of airflow around the vents.

The graphics chip (onboard) also generates a lot of heat. Not sure of the temperate as there's no sensor for it.

I'm going to take it apart and do the following:
1. Clear out all the dust which has built up
2. Reapply thermal paste to CPU and GPU

Any other suggestions for getting the temperature down?
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
glass table top / wood/ flat surface , no carpet/ bedding/ dressing gown use.
[mod]#2
Leave it in the fridge overnight.
#3
put a cloth over the fan, and put the hoover nozzle to it :D worked for me!
#4
dontasciime
glass table top / wood/ flat surface , no carpet/ bedding/ dressing gown use.


Wise tip. I think it gets used on a cushion, so that's probably not helping matters.

magicjay1986
Leave it in the fridge overnight.


Considering just last night I followed an internet guide on how to revive a dead laptop battery, which suggested putting it in the freezer, I'm not sure whether this is a serious comment! :D

yellowsticker
put a cloth over the fan, and put the hoover nozzle to it :D worked for me!


Yeah, I imagine a lot of dust has built up in the fans, but I'll be cleaning them out when I disassemble it. The laptop is knackered, the hoover might suck all the loose components up!
#5
have you tried re-pasting the cpu
#6
wickedteen
have you tried re-pasting the cpu


That's on my list of things to do, as per the OP
#7
have you got paste yet, i use mx2 its the best ive found so far, should drop your temps down by at least 35c

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