cpu running too hot

Gateway Nv5207u notebook pc - amd athlo...
July 7, 2011 at 13:08:58
Specs: Windows 7, dual core/4gb
ive been noticing random fps drops while playing games on my computer...so i read into it and got sidetracked by somebody saying that it could be too hot. so i downloaded speedfan and it turns out my laptop is running way to hot.
heres the temps

HD0: 53C
TEMP1: 72C
TEMP2: 63C
CORE: 75C(it has been at 80 but i guess my pc is trying to be nice by dropping 5 degrees)

and this is all while im doing nothing but browsing the internet my cpu usage is at 6%.

this is way to hot for doing just about nothing
help please!


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#1
July 7, 2011 at 13:22:04
It's really not a gamer. And if it's running hot, it's either because the cooling vents are dust clogged or you have it positioned in such a way that the cooling vents are blocked or partially blocked. Do NOT set the laptop on a couch, bed, carpet, or your lap. Keep it on a hard surface with the back raised 1/2 inch or more. The location of the cooling vents are show at the following:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...


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#2
July 7, 2011 at 14:33:57
yeah i know where the cooling vents are and there is never a time when they are blocked off. i also keep it on a hard surface 95% of the time. when i posted those temps^^^^^ my laptop was on a hard surface. im thinking that my vents could be clogged but this is a fairly new laptop. so im running out of ideas

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#3
July 7, 2011 at 14:39:50
"this is a fairly new laptop"

Define "fairly new". Based on the specs, it's gotta be close to 2 yrs old.


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#4
July 7, 2011 at 14:54:59
i think its about a year and a half old...im not too sure though. when i get off work im gonna run a game and see what the temps are.

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#5
July 7, 2011 at 17:30:35
Get a can of compressed air & blast the dust out of the vents.

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#6
July 9, 2011 at 12:10:32
can i blow the can of compressed air into the laptop?? i know that would be counter productive but would it make it cooler for a short period of time or should i take it apart and blow the dust out completely

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#7
July 9, 2011 at 19:37:15
Use the compressed air to blow air into the vents one at a time. OR open screw covered ports (hard drive, memory, etc) and blow the air into these openings and out the usual ones and then reverse and blow into the other vents. You want to remove as much dust as possible from the inside of your laptop/netbook to help air flow and heat transfer from the heat sinks to the moving air.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
July 10, 2011 at 09:28:29
i got pissed of one day and blew into the vents with my IRON LUNGS and it dropped all the way down to 53C at idle, HUGE improvement. i think we found our problems thanks for the help everyone

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