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    Cooling hot laptop down

    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?

    7 Comments

    glass table top / wood/ flat surface , no carpet/ bedding/ dressing gown use.

    Supermod

    Leave it in the fridge overnight.

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

    Original Poster

    dontasciime

    glass table top / wood/ flat surface , no carpet/ bedding/ dressing gown … 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!

    yellowsticker

    put a cloth over the fan, and put the hoover nozzle to it worked for … put a cloth over the fan, and put the hoover nozzle to it 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!

    have you tried re-pasting the cpu

    Original Poster

    wickedteen

    have you tried re-pasting the cpu



    That's on my list of things to do, as per the OP

    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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