Help with laptop overheating.

Compaq / V5305wm
October 10, 2009 at 16:05:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.83 GHz / 511 MB
I dont know if my laptop is overheating or not. I'm starting to think the thermometer in my laptop is broke. It used to run about 40-70 new. About a month ago it was running about 50-80. Also for about a month now the laptop gets random screen freezes and the internet would randomly disconnect and reconnect, which its never done. Now Today I went inside and cleaned all the dust out of my laptop, cleaned the Processor with rubbing alchohol, and took off most the thermal glue on it. I didnt put on anymore thermal paste. Putting it back together I screwed on the weird heatsink thing that covered the cpu as tight as I could. Now the cpu temperature runs about 65-75 idle and about 70-90 using the internet or playing a game. It actually exceeded 100 a few times today. The screen freezing is about the same. It usually screen freezes while idling. I have a button on my laptop which disables my wireless from connecting to the internet. In the "my network connections" that actually disables the wireless adapter itself from doing anything. After cleaning it today the laptop is now in its own way disabling the internet adapter at random times. The only way to turn it back on is to go into "My network connections" click disable, then renable it. Cleaning it out made it even worse. I have about a month warranty left on the laptop. I'm not sure. I really need help fixing this. The software is kind of screwed up in the laptop, but thats never caused a problem. I might try putting a new copy of XP on next, but I'll do that after I put some thermal compound on the cpu next time I want to spend an hour taking it apart. Oh and I use speedfan to measure the temperature, in celcius. The only way I can fix the screen freezes is to hold in the power button for five second and reboot it. I'm not to sure if the screen freeze and internet problems are linked but I think since they both started about the same time they probably are. But for now if any of you have any advice or have an idea on what the culprit may be. please share.

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October 10, 2009 at 16:38:25
"took off most the thermal glue on it. I didnt put on anymore thermal paste"...."Now the cpu temperature runs about 65-75 idle and about 70-90 using the internet or playing a game. It actually exceeded 100 a few times today"...."Cleaning it out made it even worse"

It wasn't the cleaning that made it worse, it was the re-assembly. You HAVE to use thermal paste & it MUST be applied correctly! Tear your laptop apart (again) & thoroughly clean the CPU & heatsink. Then go buy some paste. Do NOT re-use the old paste! Find your CPU on the following site & follow the instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_...


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