Solved Should i try to fix an overheating Asus n55sl or buy a new c

December 5, 2014 at 06:05:16
Specs: Windows 7, 8 GB
I bought an Asus N55S nearly 2 years ago and it's deadly overheating right now . It's performance is thousand times worse and i get a BSOD every 30 minutes when playing games even though they're running in the lowest settings. My screen and my hdd is different from original if it has something to do with it. Is there any way i can make it better or should i just go buy a new one ?

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December 5, 2014 at 07:28:41
"i just cleared it a week ago and tried Speedfan to use it better"

Speedfan isn't going to help. The cooling vents MUST be clear. You didn't state how you cleaned it but you should blast the vents with compressed air - 1st from one direction, then the other. Also, when using the laptop (& especially when gaming), make sure there's plenty of clearance for good airflow into & out of the cooling vents. Do NOT place the laptop on a soft surface such as a couch, bed, carpet, your lap, etc. It should be on a hard surface such as a table top & it might help to prop up the back slightly to allow better airflow. There are plenty of different cooling stands available too if you wanna go that route.

Also, the Asus N55S isn't considered a great gaming laptop but it would depend on your configuration. You didn't say which games you play but keeping the game settings & gaming resolution on low or medium will lighten the load & help keep temps down.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-N...



#1
December 5, 2014 at 06:19:32
I think you should clean your fan. If it's not clean, this might cause CPU overheating and slow down your computer's performance. If you have important documents, it's wise to take a backup soon.

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December 5, 2014 at 06:29:07
i just cleared it a week ago and tried Speedfan to use it better. I can hear it easily and looks like it's working hard but it still overheats.

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#3
December 5, 2014 at 06:48:27
When I experience usually dusty fan is the culprit. If you bought it 2 years ago, it's not a long time. Changing screen or hdd should not cause overheating problems. Maybe you can read following articles, if you cannot resolve it, you can bring it to a computer repair professional. Because you shouldn't get BSOD so frequently with this computer. There should be something not working properly in your hardware.
http://www.howtogeek.com/174288/how...
http://www.howtogeek.com/67660/how-...

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#4
December 5, 2014 at 07:23:42
Thanks ! i will try to clean it again.

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December 5, 2014 at 07:28:41
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"i just cleared it a week ago and tried Speedfan to use it better"

Speedfan isn't going to help. The cooling vents MUST be clear. You didn't state how you cleaned it but you should blast the vents with compressed air - 1st from one direction, then the other. Also, when using the laptop (& especially when gaming), make sure there's plenty of clearance for good airflow into & out of the cooling vents. Do NOT place the laptop on a soft surface such as a couch, bed, carpet, your lap, etc. It should be on a hard surface such as a table top & it might help to prop up the back slightly to allow better airflow. There are plenty of different cooling stands available too if you wanna go that route.

Also, the Asus N55S isn't considered a great gaming laptop but it would depend on your configuration. You didn't say which games you play but keeping the game settings & gaming resolution on low or medium will lighten the load & help keep temps down.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-N...


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April 28, 2015 at 12:56:36
I also have an N55S and have been using it for three years. I am cleaning it every 3-4 months, but after two years I had to replace the thermal paste.
However I consider the cooling system as inadequate for gaming. If you're using the laptop for multimedia or work (I frequently use 4 cores virtual machines) it is OK.

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