Thermal Throttling

Sony / Vaio vpcs111fm
May 31, 2010 at 19:47:31
Specs: Windows 7
Hey everyone. I am going to come right out and tell you that I'm a huge n00b. I just bought a new Sony VPCS111FM with an Intel 2.26GHZ i5 processor and 4GB of RAM.

The issue that I'm running in to is that my wireless adapter will just randomly shut itself off.

Using the Intel PROSet Wireless tools, I found this issue:
“The wireless adapter’s thermal throttling is active.”

This shuts off my wireless card and I have to reboot before it will come back on.

My usage is extremely casual. It shuts off when I am running even just 3 tabs on Firefox.

Does anyone know what I can do to solve this issue?


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June 1, 2010 at 14:17:38
I guess it is possible that the nic actually gets too hot. It should not however shut off.

Look at event logs too when this happens.

I tend to stay away from wireless anyway. Can you use a wired connection?

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July 5, 2010 at 08:38:27
I had the exact same problem and found a permanent solution in another forum. Either rollback to the earlier version of the intel wireless driver or, if the factory installed version is 13.1, go to and download the earlier 13.0 version. It worked for me, I haven't had any problems since.

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July 5, 2010 at 08:56:36
Thanks for the great advice. Because the computer was brand new, I ended up returning it in favor of a different brand. That would have been helpful though.

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