Cpu Overheating

Ordi LAPTOP
November 8, 2009 at 05:02:01
Specs: Windows xp professional, Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz
My Cpu is overheating, it has done it before but i fixed it the first time was because it had lots of dust between the fan and heatsink, and the sencond time the bracket that held the cpu heatsink in-place had 2 screws that had broke open (the pieces that held the screws from the heatsink were open from one side), i fixed it by glueing it togheter, and now the third time the glue came off and one side was open again now i fixed it by replacing the screws with 2 ring nuts and 2 screws but now it still keeps on overheating ... i dont know whats the problem but it might be because of the fan or because the CPU is generatiing more heat than it used to be(or i just feel like it), these are the opinions i have and might not be the real problems. But would appreciate any help :)


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#1
November 8, 2009 at 05:18:30
Its probably because the heatsink is not tight.

Have you put new heatsink compund on the sink?

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#2
November 8, 2009 at 05:35:31
hi...please do the following:

1. Open the computer
2. Remove heatsink/fan
3. Re-apply thermal compound
4. Attach the heatsink/fan
5. Turn on the computer...


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#3
November 8, 2009 at 06:50:29
i have added new thermal compound, the fan gets air and i evenhave some ice in plastic under the laptop....

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#4
November 8, 2009 at 07:04:37
"i evenhave some ice in plastic under the laptop...."

All I can say about that is: ROTFLMAO!!

You have to use the correct amount of thermal paste & it MUST be applied properly, & the heatsink MUST be installed properly. If you get either of them wrong (or both), the CPU will overheat. Interesting that you didn't post the CPU temp...do you know it's overheating or do you just think it's overheating?

When applying the paste on an exposed core CPU, use a tiny dab about the size of a grain of rice, then spread it thinly & evenly over the core only. If you use too much, it prevents the heat from transferring to the heatsink.

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#5
November 8, 2009 at 07:13:13
this laptop ok i guess most thermometers are on Mobo, mine doesnt have one, i have downloaded CPU thermometer 1.0 and it doesnt show the Temp of the CPU....
i THINK that it is the CPU because it is the biggest hea maker in here (should be).
One thing more i am here to get suggiestions not suggiestions with some anger in it.
I will but some new thermo pasta on it then.

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#6
November 8, 2009 at 07:22:56
Who's angry? I was amused at your "ice bag trick". Nothing like starting off the day with a full belly-laugh. I almost choked on my Cheerios!

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#7
November 8, 2009 at 08:32:26
i didnt mean it like you are angry but i meant that i found some, anger is maybe too hard but i found something i didnt like there :d
ok forget it thanks for your help, i had a bit too much thermal compund between the heatsink and CPU, so it was my problem.
i thank you very much :)
:D:D ice bag-trick ::D ye it accually helps quite alot if u have a CPU that gets too hot and and doesnt get cooled :D
Thanks again!

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#8
November 9, 2009 at 06:34:22
umm... my laptop still shuts down but the thinner layer of thermal compound helped quite alot

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#9
November 21, 2009 at 06:41:02
anyone have any toughts or questions ?

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#10
November 21, 2009 at 10:04:22
yup...since the overheating has been resolved, it may be bad RAM or bad Power Supply...

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#11
November 22, 2009 at 02:12:06
ok, then it is the power supply i think. The first time the laptop started to shut down i removed the accu and it didnt shutdown anymore, but now it doesnt help.

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