I have a Sony Vaio VGN FE41E notebook and I had some problems with it today. I use SpeedFan to check my laptop temperatures; usually they`re :
HD0 : 44C
Temp1: 41-50 C
Temp2: 41-50 C
Core 0: 45-65 C
Core 1: 45-65 C
I started my notebook today and after few hours I realized it`s very hot. I started SpeedFan and I was shocked. The temps were : HD0 : 45 C, T1 : 41 C, T2: 41 C, Core 0 : 91 C, Core 1: 93 C (Image 1)
I was confused since I don`t have so many processes running, so I decided to reboot, but I had a big surprise. After reboot, the temps were : HD0 : 45 C, T1 : 84 C, T2: 84 C, Core 0 : 77 C, Core 1: 77 C (Image 2)
I thought it`s cooler fault so I opened the notebook, and I cleaned it with a brush. Now, the temps looks pretty good: HD0 : 37 C, T1 : 55 C, T2: 55 C, Core 0 : 45 C, Core 1: 45 C (Image 3) , but I have few questions:
1. Does anyone know for sure if it was cooler’s fault? Only FEW traces of dust on it, not much.
2. How can I see if my notebook’s fan is running? I tried by ticking “Automatic fan speed” on SpeedFan ..but…no results, nothing excepting those temps appeared.
3. As you can see on IMAGE 5, there are 2 locations where paste is present ( the 2 circles), 1st making the connection between the cooler and the proc, 2nd ..i`m not sure yet. I want to know if I have to go to a service and ask them to replace that paste with a new one. Is this really necessarily or it’s not problem as long as the temperatures are ok?