Laptop - over heating - runs too hot.

Posted on 2007-10-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I have an Alienware Laptop - it sits on a cooling plate already - no the bios is not overclocked.
This thing will cook a seven course meal.  When it reaches a certain temp it will shut down.
No - I would never buy Alienware again - that aside - how can I get the temp down so I can use this thing.  I should have factored the air conditioning cost before I bought this thing.  Any ideas?
Perhaps something - like a super cooling fan - plate?

Question by:michaelrobertfrench
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    Try cleaning the air vents using a can of compressed air. Most probably the fan vents are clogged.

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    I have opened the box - cleaned vents and guts thoroughly with compressed air.  Should have put that in my earlier post.  

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    Ok, since you were able to open the system, you might as well try applying some thermal compunds on the processor. I suggest using Arctic Silver 5.

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    if it still carries warranty - have a replacement ..

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    You mention using a "cooling plate."  Are you referring to a Laptop Cooler?  If you have a laptop cooler already you might want to consider one with more air flow.  I used to own an Ailenware and I feel your heating pain.  I picked up one of these and made a huge difference.

    If you give that a try please let me know how its works such as your temps before and after.  It would be interesting to compare.  

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